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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.

Website: www.lehigh.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,075
Undergraduate
Students
(45.3%) 2,300 Women
(54.7%) 2,775 Men
1,942
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
25% of 13,871 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
650-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
659 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,465
Tuition and Fees
$55,240
Room and Board
$14,160
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Freshman Award
$49,915
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,109
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
542
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Bethlehem Population
75,103
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mountain Hawk
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.0% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.8% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students
8.6% from 62 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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