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.

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
688 average
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
$65,925
Tuition and Fees
$50,740
Room and Board
$13,120
Average Percent of Need Met
96%
Average Freshman Award
$46,421
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,440
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 31
SAT Only Recommended January 31
ACT Only Recommended January 31
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted January 31
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
27 Memorial Drive West
City, State, Zip
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone
(610) 758-3100
Fax
(610) 758-4361
E-mail
admissions@lehigh.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
25% of 13,871 applicants were admitted
Women
28% of 6,283 applicants were admitted
Men
22% of 7,588 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,234 (35%) of 3,489 admitted students enrolled
Women
598 (33%) of 1,789 admitted students enrolled
Men
636 (37%) of 1,700 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
60% of 1116 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
6,516
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,799
Students Admitted From Wait List
53

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
688 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
48%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
9%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
659 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
29%
Score of 600 - 700
57%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
66%
Score of 24 - 29
31%
Score of 18 - 23
3%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 63%
Top quarter: 89%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$65,925
Tuition and Fees
$50,740
Room and Board
$13,120
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,065
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@lehigh.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification
On or about March 30
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003289
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
815 (66.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
579 (71.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
579 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
432 (74.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$46,421
Need-Based Gift
Received by 524 (90.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,234
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 536 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,940
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 85 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
55 (4.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,964

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,699 (54.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,098 (77.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,096 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,603 (76.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$46,861
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,961 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,472
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,975 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,631
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 361 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
246 (4.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,724

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,440
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Communication, Engineering/Technologies, International Studies, Military Science
Number of Awards
169
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
66
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
13
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
101
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,930
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical and Scientific Communication
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, education
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
542
Part-Time Faculty
157
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
74%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 56% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,264,157
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
597
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Development
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public History
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • American Studies
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Development
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public History
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering

Location and Setting


Bethlehem Population
75,103
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
2,355 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Bethlehem
Nearest Train Station
55 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
35%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
self defense training

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mountain Hawk
School Colors
Brown and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x   x  
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x  
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, skiing (downhill), squash, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
crew, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, skiing (downhill), squash, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, marching 97, indian student association, accounting club, student senate, phi sigma pi
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,075
Women
2,300 (45.3%)
Men
2,775 (54.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,013
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
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,942

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
83.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
85.8%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Average Starting Salary
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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