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University Statistics

Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students. Our small size, ideal student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom.

7,067

students (undergraduate & graduate)

9:1

student-to-faculty ratio

$67K

average starting salary of 2020 graduates

$1.4B

Lehigh's endowment benefiting both the current generation and future generations of Lehigh students

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

40%

of Lehigh students have an international experience while at Lehigh, and 30% of those students participate in more than one abroad experience

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Student Profile

Our students are ambitious, collaborative and dynamic. Here at Lehigh, they have the opportunity to engage in student clubs and organizations devoted to the arts, politics, dance, culture, environmental issues and more.

5,203

undergraduate students

1,864

graduate students

54/46

our student body is 54% male and 46% female

Lehigh does not currently collect gender identity data beyond these categories.

EthnicityUndergrad PercentGrad Percent
White61%52%
Non-Resident Alien9%29%
Hispanic of any race10%7%
Asian8%5%
Black or African American5%3%
Race and ethnicity unknown3%3%
Two or more races4%<1%
American Indian or Alaska Native<1%<1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander<1%<1%

 

Top Home States

  1. Pennsylvania
  2. New Jersey
  3. New York
  4. California
  5. Massachusetts

Top Home Countries

  1. USA
  2. China
  3. India
  4. South Korea
  5. Iran

 

Extracurricular Participation

93%

of Lehigh undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity

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Admissions Stats

Lehigh's Class of 2024 is one of the most talented to ever be admitted to the University, as well as one of the most diverse. Learn more about Admissions at Lehigh >

12,389

applicants

90.5%

retention rate

SAT & ACT Ranges

SAT & ACT ranges of the middle 50% of admitted students (new SAT redesigned scale)

TestRange
SAT critical reading655-730
SAT math685-770
ACT (not including writing score)31-34

 

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Costs & Aid

Lehigh University has a long-standing commitment to need-based financial aid and seeks to make a world-renowned education accessible for all admitted students. A Lehigh degree is the beginning of a successful career—salaries of Lehigh graduates have been highly ranked by Payscale for decades, and The Princeton Review recently deemed us the #16 “Best Value College” in the country. Learn more about Tuition & Financial Aid at Lehigh >

$56,980

tuition for the '21-'22 academic year

$15,330

typical room and board

>$100 M

in grants and scholarships

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After Graduation

At Lehigh, we provide real-world collaborative experiences, professional development and career advisement to prepare our students for success after college. Students benefit from a supportive campus culture where faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners play an active role in their academic and career development. Learn more about Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development >

85K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

$67K

average starting salary of 2020 graduates

434

unique employers hired Lehigh graduates from the class of 2020

2,754

interviews with employers on campus

24K+

full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board

3K+

alumni mentors are available for Lehigh students

95%

of the class of 2020 are employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

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Academics

As members of our dynamic and collaborative community, students at Lehigh pursue their passions through academic rigor, a flexible curriculum, hands-on learning experiences and innovative research. Lehigh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about Academics at Lehigh >

2,300+

programs and courses offered

28

average class size

20+

interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges

110

undergraduate degree programs and majors

87

research-based Ph.D. programs and professional master’s degree and certificate programs

9:1

student-to-faculty ratio

96%

of our students completed one or more internships or an experiential learning opportunity

Lehigh’s students are spread across the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the College of Business, the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS) and the College of Education (COE). Learn about the new College of Health opening Fall 2020. 

5,178 Undergraduate Students

CollegePercent
CAS37%
RCEAS25%
College of Business24%
Intercollegiate11%
College of Health1%
Arts & Engineering1%

1,775 Graduate Students

CollegePercent
RCEAS39%
COE26%
CAS18%
College of Business14%
Intercollegiate3%

 

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Faculty & Research

At Lehigh we foster a culture of discovery and innovation, and believe graduates who carry a spirit of inquiry into the world are among our greatest contributions to society. Research at Lehigh is at the center of how we look at the world and how we work to contribute to its betterment.

548

full-time faculty

1,469

undergraduate students took part in research in 2019-20

95%

of faculty hold terminal degrees in their fields

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Global

Lehigh challenges students to gain a greater understanding of how the world works beyond their doorstep, and how to collaborate successfully with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

93

countries represented in the undergraduate and graduate populations

2,626

number of alumni who live overseas, spanning six continents

6th

university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations, with 56 United Nations–related programs every year

100+

fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 32 countries every year

250

study abroad programs in 74 countries offered to Lehigh students

29%

Lehigh professors with a degree from an international college or university

40%

of Lehigh students have an international experience while at Lehigh, and 30% of those students participate in more than one abroad experience

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Student Life

Lehigh University blends its rigorous academic programs with an energetic and exciting campus environment, offering distinctive programs that support, guide, challenge and inspire our students.

65,000+

hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community

681

scheduled intramural contests, with 2,906 participants

 

250+

arts events on campus

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

24%

of Lehigh’s undergraduate students are of a diverse background

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Our Campus

Founded in 1865 by industrial pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Asa Packer, Lehigh offers a “friendly community-oriented atmosphere on a hilly campus that is beyond beautiful,” according to The Princeton Review. Along with our main Asa Packer campus, we also offer academic, research and athletic programming on our Mountaintop and Goodman campuses.

 

3

campuses

1,600

acres on three contiguous campuses

2,500+

stairs across the Asa Packer campus

65%

of undergraduate students live on campus—in either residence halls, Greek houses or one of 22 specialty housing options

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Bethlehem

Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a vibrant and historic community located in the Lehigh Valley, just a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Learn more about Bethlehem >

 

820K

population of Lehigh Valley

80

restaurants in center city Bethlehem

20+

festivals per year

Average Temperatures

DayHi/Low
First day of fall semester (September)80℉/63℉ (27C/17C)
During Spirit Week (November)51℉/36℉ (11C/2C)
First day of spring semester (January)37℉/23℉ (3C/-5C)
Commencement Day (May)74℉/54℉ (23C/12C)

 

Last updated November 2020.