Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

University Headquarters

We Can Help You Learn About Attending University of Lehigh

Learn More Below

After more than 150 years as a premier educational institution, LeHigh University continues to graduate some of the top professionals in the nation. This is due to a favorable 9-to-1 student/faculty ratio, an active student body, and a high percentage of students with international experience including internships and research. On top of impressive academic statistics, LeHigh also boasts competitive NCAA, Division 1 athletic programs for men and women. Athletic opportunities include lacrosse, basketball, soccer, tennis, rowing, and more. If you're not yet ready for the varsity squad, LeHigh can engage you with a wide range of intramural sports, campus clubs, and loads of other activities. Ninety-three percent of Lehigh students participate in extra-curricular activities.


Overview of Lehigh University


In the classroom, students find that the student-faculty ratio enables professors to take more of a personal interest in their education. At LeHigh, it's not uncommon for students to work with professor-mentors on research projects and receive other academic guidance. Students also participate in internships at a fantastic rate. Since Lehigh is close to Philadelphia and New York City, not to mention copious opportunities in the Lehigh valley, you're sure to find the right company to learn from.

General Information


School TypePrivate not-for-profit
Campus SettingCity: Small
Campus HousingYes
Student Faculty Ratio9:1
Graduation Rate87%
Year Founded1865

Student Enrollment


Total Students6,849

Undergraduate
5,047
Graduate
1,802

Undergraduate Student

Male 4,480
4,480
Female 4,136
4,136

Graduate Student

Male 2,314
2,314
Female 1,675
1,675

Explore Map

Top Rankings For University of Lehigh


University of Lehigh Reviews


{{ reviewsOverall }} / 5 user reviews (0 user reviews)
Activities & Social Life0
Classes & Teachers0
Dorms & Housing0
Health & Safety0
Value0
Cost0
What People Are Saying Leave Your Review
Order by:

Be the first to leave a review.

Verified
{{{ review.rating_title }}}
{{{review.rating_comment | nl2br}}}

Show more
{{ pageNumber+1 }}
Leave Your Review

Your browser does not support images upload. Please choose a modern one

Admissions


APPLICATION15,622

Male 8629
Female 6993

ACCEPTANCE3,437

Male 1,726
Female 1,748

Acceptance Rate22%

Male 20%
Female 25%

Enrollment 5,780

Male 2,254
Female $1,965
Admissions
Application Fee$70
High School GPARecommended
High School Rank-
High School TranscriptsRequired
College Prep ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
SAT/ACTRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Application DeadlineJanuary 1
Common Application AcceptedYes

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid


Lehigh's per-year costs are somewhat high at over $55,000 per year. Total yearly costs including room and board run up to approximately $68,595. to help defray some costs, over 2,500 students receive aid in the form of grants or scholarships that needn't be repaid. The total amount these students receive is over $98,000 and averages out to $38,000 per student. 1,966 Lehigh students also take out student loans totaling $11,742,502 or $5,900 per student.

Payscale.com's research indicates that Lehigh students amass a 20-year net return of $679,000, or 6.9% per year. In fact, Lehigh alumni average $82,000/year and the average starting, or early career, salary is $69,500. Considering the high academic standards at Lehigh, most students should be able to attend graduate school and push their earnings even higher.

Average net price2017-2018
Net Price$30,229
Average Total Aid$38,909
Students Receiving Financial Aid70%
Room & Board$13,600

Sticker Price


  • Tuition In-State - $52,930
  • Tuition Ot-of-State - $52,930
  • Books and Supplies - $1,000
  • Rooms & Board - $13,600
  • Other - $1,065

Academics


Lehigh is a competitive institution that accepts 32% of applicants. Studies have shown that more competitive institutions retain students at a higher rate. This is true for Lehigh, which graduates 77% of all incoming first-year students within four years and 89% within six years. The overall graduation rate for students graduating anywhere between four and eight years is 87%. The school also retains 94% of its first-year students into their second year.

These numbers indicate that students at Lehigh are satisfied with the education they're receiving. Moreover, they are likely having fun and are comfortable among their peers on campus. This could be due to many factors, but the 9-to-1 student/faculty ratio is surely a large factor. At Lehigh, that number is further bolstered by a faculty dedicated to educating their students and engaging them in research projects. When students feel seen and heard in class, they are more likely to be engaged and excited about learning. This translates both into high graduation rates and success in the professional world.

Student Population Total


Student Population 6,849

Undergraduate
5,047
Graduate
1,802
Evening Classes : -
Distance Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)


All Business Majors363 Total Graduates / 30%
Accounting59 Graduates
Finance, General183 Graduates
Marketing/Management, General50 Graduates
All Engineering Majors363 Total Graduates / 30%
Aerospace-
Chemical44 Graduates
Mechanical111 Graduates
All Social Science Majors58 Total Graduates / 5%
Economics, General-
Political Science and Government23 Graduates
Sociology6 Graduates
Anthropology3 Graduates
All Biological & Biomedical Majors82 Total Graduates / 7%
Exercise Physiology-
Biology/Biological Sciences46 Graduates
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-
All Computer Information Science Majors23 Total Graduates / 1%
All Other Diplomas27%

Outcome & Salary


Lehigh graduates can have high expectations for their post-college lives. In fact, 95% of a recent class found gainful employment or entered a graduate program within 6 months of graduation. Five percent were found to be still seeking work and 2% were listed as other, perhaps traveling or pursuing some individual project.

When graduates land their first jobs, they start with an average salary of $65,000 before any bonuses or benefits are calculated. It should be noted that new graduates are not alone as the alumni network numbers 85,000. This alumni network may, in part, account for the high volume of students who complete an experiential learning opportunity. Eighty-nine percent of students become involved in internships and other off-campus learning opportunities during their undergraduate years.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary$69,500
College Grads Average Salary$82,000
College Grads Mid Career Salary$134,100
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential$820,000
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential$2,161,000
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year$107,128
10 Year Projected ROI$712,872
20 Year Projected ROI$2,063,872
No Colleage Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary$37,960
10 Year Projected Income$379,600
20 Year Projected Income$759,200

Photos & Videos