Skip to Main Content
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Lehigh is a highly rated private university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the Allentown Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,013 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Lehigh acceptance rate is 25%. Popular majors include Finance, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Graduating 86% of students, Lehigh alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $66,200.
About Lehigh University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Website
Work Here? Claim Your College

Lehigh University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
25%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1270-1430
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$26,933/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$36,014/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses
Do You Work at Lehigh University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,013Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
62
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Down to have fun but hardworking
    44%
  • Work hard play harder
    34%
  • Work hard play hard
    16%
  • Turn down for what?
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.69 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play harder
    29%
  • Play hard, work harder
    26%
  • Both Greek Obsessed and work hard, play harder.
    21%
  • Greek obsessed, work hard play hard equally
    18%
  • Conservative & Greek Obsessed Party School
    3%
  • Greek Obsessed
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$81,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
Colleges like Lehigh University
More

Lehigh University Reviews

818 reviews
All Categories
Personally, I wouldn't come here again because the party scene is just too much. Obviously not everyone does it, but it's such a prominent thing. The academics are not worth it for everything else you have to deal with. You can find just as good if not better academics elsewhere.

If you want good academics and also start on your path to becoming an alcoholic, then Lehigh is perfect for you!

Seems like the professors are always trying to take points off for small things, however, most know what they are talking about. Greek life and party scene are huge on this campus. it's very common for students to show up hungover in class (if they even go). The first week 5 people got arrested for drinking and 1 hospitalized. majority of students consume alcohol here but nobody forces you to. I would say that a solid 20-30% binge drink whenever they drink, which is basically 3-6 times a week. A very white school at first glance and second glance and third, the POC tend to stay in their groups.
Start Your Review of Lehigh University
Rate It!
Great place, but has a bad rep for being a party/greek school; you BY NO MEANS need to be a party person to attend Lehigh. There are so many other opportunities here outside of partying and greek life, we even have an organization designed to plan events every weekend for students who choose not to partake in such activities. Food is good. Hill are annoying but manageable. Go MountainHawks!
Lehigh is an amazing school academically and has provided many opportunities to my peers, as well as myself. Almost all the professors are willing to sit with you and really help you understand the material, the administrative staff help complicated processes run smoothly, and overall everyone I encountered made me feel welcome and excited to be there. When not in classes or studying, Lehigh provided activities and events for students to attend, like concerts and trips to NYC and Phili. There are also several destress events around midterms and finals that are a fun way to take a break from studying. The surrounding community has been getting better and growing, with new restaurants and shoppes opening, so there are plenty of options for eating out within walking distance. Overall, I think if you are interested in a "real campus" feel, but still want to be close to major cities, and also be around really driven and fun people, Lehigh should definitely be at the top of your list.