Lehigh University.

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Lehigh University

Lehigh University (LU) is a private research university in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1865 by businessman Asa Packer. Its undergraduate programs have been coeducational since the 1971–72 academic year. As of 2019, the university had 5,047 undergraduate students and 1,802 graduate students.Lehigh has five colleges: the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, and the College of Health. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest, with 35% of the university's students. The university offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".Lehigh alumni and faculty include Pulitzer Prize winners, Fulbright Fellows, members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences, National Medal of Science winners, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 5,057 students
  • 0.38 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.lehigh.edu

Notable programs at Lehigh University

Natural Resource Management
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Natural Resource Management, Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Business, Accounting, and Marketing.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

3,489 students out of 13,871 applicants were accepted into Lehigh University. They had an average SAT score of 1382. 51% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 49% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lehigh University was $50,740. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $65,925.

Financial aid available at Lehigh University

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

50% of undergraduate students at Lehigh University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Lehigh University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lehigh University was of $13,120 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000.

Diversity at Lehigh University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017