University Statstics

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.


students (undergraduate & graduate)


student-to-faculty ratio


average starting salary of 2022 graduates


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


NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women


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

Students laughing

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.


undergraduate students


graduate students


our student body is 52% male and 48% female

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

Ethnicity Undergrad Percent Grad Percent
White 59% 51%
Hispanic of any race 11% 6%
Asian 11% 4%
Non-Resident Alien 8% 33%
Black or African American 5% 3%
Race and ethnicity unknown 2% 2%
Two or more races 4% 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%


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. Iran
  5. South Korea


Extracurricular Participation


of Lehigh undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity

Students working in a research lab

Admissions Stats

Lehigh's Class of 2026 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 >





retention rate

SAT & ACT Ranges

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

Test Range
SAT Evidenced-Based Reading & Writing 685-750
SAT Math 710-770
ACT (not including writing score) 31-34


Students working at computer

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. Learn more about Tuition & Financial Aid at Lehigh >



tuition for the '23-'24 academic year


typical room and board


in grants and scholarships

Students at a seminar

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 >


graduates in the Lehigh alumni network


average starting salary of 2022 graduates


unique employers hired Lehigh graduates from the class of 2021


interviews with employers on campus


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


alumni mentors are available for Lehigh students


of the Class of 2022 were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

Students talking during a class


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 >


programs and courses offered


average class size


undergraduate interdisciplinary programs


undergraduate degree programs and majors


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


student-to-faculty ratio


of our graduates 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 College of Health, the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS) and the College of Education (COE).

5,624 Undergraduate Students

College Percent
CAS 38%
College of Business 23%
Intercollegiate 11%
College of Health 3%
Arts & Engineering 1%

1,770 Graduate Students

College Percent
COE 26%
CAS 18%
College of Business 14%
Intercollegiate 3%


Faculty and students in research lab

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.


full-time faculty


increase in federal research funding over the last two years


of faculty hold terminal degrees in their fields

Students a flag parade


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.


countries represented on campus


number of alumni who live overseas, spanning six continents


university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations, with 40 United Nations–related programs every year


fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 32 countries every year


study abroad programs in 74 countries offered to Lehigh students


Lehigh professors with a degree from an international college or university


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

Students playing volleyball

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.


hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community each year


scheduled intramural contests, with 2,906 participants



arts events on campus


NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women


of Lehigh’s undergraduate students are of an underrepresented 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.





acres on three contiguous campuses


stairs across the Asa Packer campus


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

Bethllehem PA


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 >



population of Lehigh Valley


restaurants in center city Bethlehem


festivals per year

Average Temperatures

Day Hi/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 January 2024