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Lehigh University
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  • 4 Year
  • BETHLEHEM, PA

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

27 MEMORIAL DRIVE WEST
BETHLEHEM, PA 18015
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
From Lehigh University

For more than 150 years, Lehigh’s interdisciplinary nature and focus on the work of today has prepared students to take on the challenges of tomorrow. Located in Bethlehem, part of Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley, Lehigh is one of the nation's most distinguished private research universities.

Our ideal size of around 5,000 undergraduates and 2,000 grad students is large enough to offer world-class faculty and rigorous academics, but small enough to allow for close mentorship and hands-on research. Through creative problem solving, a collaborative culture and a focus on impacting humanity, Lehigh students are built for future success.

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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

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
32%
SAT Range
1280-1450
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$26,631 / 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
$41,755 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 64 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 64 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,107 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
71
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Down to have fun but hardworking
    44%
  • Work hard play harder
    31%
  • Work hard play hard
    15%
  • Turn down for what?
    8%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 76 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Work hard, play harder
    32%
  • Play hard, work harder
    22%
  • Both Greek Obsessed and work hard, play harder.
    20%
  • Greek obsessed, work hard play hard equally
    15%
  • Conservative & Greek Obsessed Party School
    7%
  • Greek Obsessed
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$81,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
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

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