Lehigh University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Campus view of Lehigh University in Autumn with Linderman Library in the middle, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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Lehigh University is a selective school, with a 30 percent acceptance rate. Students with high grades and test scores are more likely to get in. Lehigh accepts applications from the Common Application, which can save applicants time and energy when applying to multiple schools. A writing supplement is required, along with SAT or ACT scores and high school transcripts. A letter of recommendation is not required but is recommended. For more information, including important deadlines, be sure to visit Lehigh's website, or contact the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Lehigh University Description

Located in picturesque Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lehigh University is situated on three contiguous campuses totally 1,600 acres. Lehigh is best known for its excellent engineering and applied science programs, but its college of business is nationally ranked and equally popular among undergraduates. The university boasts an impressive 9 to 1 student/faculty ratio, but because of Lehigh's strong research focus, class sizes average in the 25-30 student range. For a school of its academic caliber, Lehigh has an impressive NCAA Division I athletic program. The Mountain Hawks compete in the Patriot League.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 7,059 (5,080 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male / 44% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $48,320
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,600
  • Other Expenses: $1,065
  • Total Cost: $63,075

Lehigh University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 67%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 48%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $32,913
    • Loans: $9,358

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 77%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Basketball, Track and Field, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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