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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 University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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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

Acceptance Rate
26%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1230-1420
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,478/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,231/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,106/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,432/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,298/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,419/ year
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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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,003Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Down to have fun but hardworking
    40%
  • Work hard play harder
    37%
  • Work hard play hard
    17%
  • Turn down for what?
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.67 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Work hard, play harder
    31%
  • Both Greek Obsessed and work hard, play harder.
    22%
  • Play hard, work harder
    22%
  • Greek obsessed, work hard play hard equally
    19%
  • Conservative & Greek Obsessed Party School
    3%
  • Greek Obsessed
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$77,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
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Lehigh University Reviews

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This is an awesome school with a lot of opportunity. Although some of the resources may not be easily visible, any student with the motivation to make the most of their college experience, getting the most out of the surroundings is sure to fall in love with this school and the faculty and students it is composed of!
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Pros: Great President and administration, Gorgeous campus, Actively reigning in the party scene, Strong placement.

Cons
Still too party oriented, Need more active clubs on campus to provide better alternatives to greek life, Engineering has fallen in the rankings.

Overall
This President is doing everything right. You can already see the green shoots he came to foster. Lehigh will be truly great in 5-7 years.

If I could suggest one thing to President Simon, it would be that he personally watch video of some of the lectures of the low-rated profs in engineering and science courses. Some of them are brilliant, but really need guidance on how to teach undergrads effectively. It should be the role of department heads, but many just don't care.
Amazing school for business. Lots of connections especially through professors who have worked with big-named companies. The Big Four also recruits a large population from here. Most students get internships starting freshmen year and secured job offers by junior year. However, for Engineering Lehigh is ok. There is prestige and the curriculum is pretty robust. Job prospects are average. As for other majors, I've seen many students struggle post graduation.