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Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University, founded in 1865, is a private university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Science, Business and Economics, and Engineering and Applied Physical Sciences. Academic flexibility, hands-on experience and a sense of community are the distinguishing characteristics of a Lehigh education. Lehigh prides itself in preparing students for rewarding and successful lives, with a wide range of degree programs in four colleges. Boundaries between each of the colleges are fluid to allow for maximum academic flexibility. Its 1,600-acre campus is located in Bethlehem, 60 miles from Philadelphia.

Web Sitewww.lehigh.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students5,080
   Women2,228 (43.9%)
   Men2,852 (56.1%)
Graduate Students1,979

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate26% of 13,403 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math684 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading631 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$63,075
Tuition and Fees
$48,320
Room and Board
$12,690
Average Percent of Need Met98%
Average Freshman Award$42,844
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$34,215

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Not required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
521
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Bethlehem Population75,103
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPhiladelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 67% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotMountain Hawk
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.2% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.0% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students8.4% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.5%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
77.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.74 4.09 698 680 30
Low 2.50 3.00 500 540 22
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Half of Lehigh's 1,600-acre campus is reserved as open space.

• The Turkey Trot is a student race up and down the campus hill before every Thanksgiving.

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