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
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  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
Website

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
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Cost

Net Price
$27,715/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,233/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,374/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,814/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,164/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,486/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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.54 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,001Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Down to have fun but hardworking
    35%
  • Work hard play harder
    35%
  • Work hard play hard
    16%
  • An asshole
    6%
  • Turn down for what?
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.66 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play harder
    32%
  • Both Greek Obsessed and work hard, play harder.
    23%
  • Play hard, work harder
    23%
  • Greek obsessed, work hard play hard equally
    16%
  • Conservative & Greek Obsessed Party School
    3%
  • Greek Obsessed
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$76,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
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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My experience as an undergraduate at Lehigh has been nothing but a great experience.
I can't fathom why our campus has a "B" rating on Niche; the campus is one of the most beautiful that I've toured. Sure, it's on a mountain so sometimes you sweat before you reach your English class but honestly, the height differences around campus make the views stunning and also help keep off the Freshmen 15.
The immediate local area isn't incredible, but North Bethlehem (only a 20-minute walk from Campus) is a ton of fun and actually attracts tourists to see Historic Bethlehem, especially during Christmas time.
Overall I would 100% recommend Lehigh to any prospective high school student. The best thing that I could tell them is that besides a beautiful campus and great academics, is that Lehigh really provides you with great opportunities- which is something that I have come to value over anything else that a school can offer you.
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I really have been enjoying my time here at Lehigh. The campus is beautiful! I am in the engineering school here and I have really enjoyed my classes. Lehigh is a great school for research. In fact, in the engineering school every professor is carrying out some sort of research. The downside of all the research here at Lehigh is that some of the professors are not the greatest teachers.
Like every University, Lehigh is what you make of it. I've been fortunate enough to have an amazing experience as a student athlete. As an engineering student, I know that the skills and network resources I have available to me are invaluable. I've made great friends and learned so much about myself throughout my time here. Plus it's a beautiful campus!