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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,080
   Women 2,228 (43.9%)
   Men 2,852 (56.1%)
Graduate Students 1,979
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 26% of 13,403 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 684 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 631 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA     X  
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $63,075
  Tuition and Fees $48,320
  Room and Board $12,690
Average Percent of Need Met 98%
Average Freshman Award $42,844
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 521
Regular Class Size 2-9 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
Bethlehem Population 75,103
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 67% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Mountain Hawk
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 Students 8.4% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning 94.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 77.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 24.0%