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University Statistics

Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for more than 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.

7,017

students (undergraduate & graduate)

9:1

student-to-faculty ratio

$61K

average starting salary of 2017 graduates

100%

amount of every student’s demonstrated financial need met by Lehigh

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

43%

of students have an international experience, and nearly half of those included applied work like internships or research

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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.

5,075

undergraduate students

1,942

graduate students

55/45

our student body is 55% male and 45% female

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

Ethnicity Undergrad Percent Grad Percent
White 63% 47%
Non-Resident Alien 9% 37%
Hispanic of any race 9% 4%
Asian 8% 4%
Black or African American 4% 2%
Race and ethnicity unknown 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% <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. Massachusetts
  5. Connecticut

Top Home Countries

  1. USA
  2. China
  3. India
  4. Iran
  5. Turkey

Extracurricular Participation

99%

of Lehigh undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity

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Admissions Stats

Lehigh's Class of 2021 is one of the most selective to ever be admitted to the University, as well as one of the most diverse. Learn more about Admissions at Lehigh >

13,871

applicants

25%

acceptance rate

96%

retention rate

SAT & ACT Ranges

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

TestRange
SAT critical reading640-715
SAT math660-755
ACT (not including writing score)30-33

 

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Costs & Aid

It is important that Lehigh University not only be a good academic and social fit but also a reasonable financial fit. We are committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need for all admitted undergraduate students that meet our financial aid deadlines. Over 50 percent of our students receive financial aid and Lehigh has provided $90 million in grants and scholarships this year. Learn more about Tuition & Financial Aid at Lehigh >

$52,480

tuition for the '18-'19 academic year

$13,600

typical room and board

$39,925

typical financial aid package

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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 >

80K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

$61K

average starting salary of 2017 graduates

260+

companies, representing a wide range of industries, visited campus to recruit Lehigh students

2,754

interviews with employers on campus

5,000+

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

900+

alumni mentors are available for Lehigh students

96%

of the class of 2017 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

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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

29

average class size

20+

interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges

100+

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

88%

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 and Economics (CBE), the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS) and the College of Education (COE).

5,075 Undergraduate Students

CollegePercent
CAS33%
RCEAS30%
CBE25%
Intercollegiate11%
Arts & Engineering1%

1,942 Graduate Students

CollegePercent
RCEAS39%
COE26%
CAS18%
CBE14%
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.

542

full-time faculty

1,050+

undergraduate students took part in research in 2016-17

96%

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.

85

countries represented within our campus community

1,600

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 30 countries every year

250

study abroad programs in 74 countries

179

Lehigh professors has a degree from an international college or university

43%

of students have an international experience, and nearly half of those included applied work like internships or research

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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

University Center at Lehigh University

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 semester80℉/63℉
During Spirit Week51℉/36℉
First day of spring semester37℉/23℉
Commencement Day74℉/54℉