Lehigh University

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School Overview

Lehigh University is a four-year, privately owned and operated university located in the city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was founded as a technical institute in 1865 but over the years has expanded its curriculum to include undergraduate and graduate degrees in a large variety of academic disciplines. The total annual enrollment at Lehigh is approximately 7,000, which includes 5,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. The university has been referred to as one of the “Hidden Ivies”, as listed in the publication Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence authored by Howard and Matthew Greene.

Based on the ROI students can expect to get from an education at Lehigh, The Wall Street Journal ranked the school No.12 in the nation. The university has over 700 faculty and many of its professors have received national recognition, awards, and honors including the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize.


The average class size at Lehigh is between 25 and 30 students and the school boasts an attractive student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Among U.S. graduate institutions, Lehigh was ranked 38th by US News and World Report . The Princeton Review has recognized Lehigh as one of the best colleges in the northeast.

Lehigh is a fully accredited, higher education institution that awards Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (M.Ed), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through one of the university’s following three academic colleges: the College of Business and Economics, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Lehigh’s fourth academic college–the College of Education–only offers graduate programs.

Distance Education and Online Degree Programs

Lehigh University offers various distance education options for students who are unable to attend campus on a regular basis. Distance education is available for students seeking academic credit, as well as those requiring professional development. Distance education is available through various mediums including the Internet. For students to earn their degree online they must first be accepted to one of Lehigh University’s main programs. Once accepted they can opt to earn their degree online, on-campus, or a combination of both.

General Information

Admission Office

27 Memorial Drive West

Bethlehem, PA 18015-3094

(610) 758-3100

Fax: (610) 758-4361

Contact: Bruce Gardiner

Director of Admissions
Main Address

27 Memorial Drive West

Bethlehem, PA 18015

(610) 758-3100



Total undergrads: 4,876

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,205

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,856

Graduate enrollment: 2,118


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $70

Online application fee: $70
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 28%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 94%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $35,610 $37,550 $38,630 $39,780 +2.98%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $9,340 $9,770 $10,200 $10,520 +3.14%
Other $1,010 $1,220 $1,220 $1,220 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,340 $9,770 $10,200 $10,520 +3.14%
Other $1,010 $1,220 $1,220 $1,220 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $46,960 $49,540 $51,050 $52,520 +2.88%
In-state Off Campus $46,960 $49,540 $51,050 $52,520 +2.88%
In-state with Family $36,610 $38,550 $39,630 $40,780 +2.90%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $21,330
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $21,330
Out-of-state Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 742 62%
Grant or scholarship aid 618 51% $15,323,716 $24,796
• Federal grants 125 10% $503,658 $4,029
• Pell grants 121 10% $422,658 $3,493
• Other federal grants 105 9% $81,000 $771
State/local government grant or scholarships 84 7% $239,221 $2,848
Institutional grants or scholarships 614 51% $14,580,837 $23,747
Student loan aid 541 45% $4,003,744 $7,401
• Federal student loans 517 43% $2,089,421 $4,041
Other student loans 128 11% $1,914,323 $14,956

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1349 587 90
Architecture and Related Services 27
Architecture 27
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 12 4
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization 4 4
Asian Studies/Civilization 6
Russian Studies 1
Women’s Studies 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 98 9 3
Biochemistry 18
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 36
Evolutionary Biology 1
Molecular Biology 6 9 2
Neuroscience 38
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 439 170 3
Accounting 107 29
Business Administration and Management 27
Business/Managerial Economics 44 22 3
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other 7
Finance 171 36
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 17 19
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 2
Management Information Systems 13
Management Science 13 11
Marketing/Marketing Management 74 5
Project Management 12
Communication and Journalism Programs 36
Journalism 34
Technical and Scientific Communication 2
Computing and Information Sciences 52 18 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 17
Computer Science 14 13 3
Information Science/Studies 21 5
Education 162 9
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 25
Curriculum and Instruction 1
Education, Other 5
Educational Leadership and Administration 52 4
Educational/Instructional Technology 11 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 15
International and Comparative Education 7
Secondary Education and Teaching 14
Special Education and Teaching 33 3
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Engineering 327 129 46
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 32 1
Chemical Engineering 36 8 11
Civil Engineering 66 2
Computer Engineering 12 4 1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 21 39 17
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering, Other 1 4
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 7 2
Industrial Engineering 44 6 6
Manufacturing Engineering 10
Materials Engineering 37 8 2
Mechanical Engineering 71 23 7
Polymer/Plastics Engineering 3 1
Structural Engineering 19 1
Systems Engineering
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 37 4 4
English Language and Literature 37 4 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
French Language and Literature 4
German Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature 7
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 12
Pre-Dentistry Studies 2
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 10
History 28 3 2
History 28 3 2
Mathematics and Statistics 20 6 5
Applied Mathematics 1
Mathematics 17 3 4
Statistics 3 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 12
Ancient Studies/Civilization 1
Biological and Physical Sciences 1
Cognitive Science 2
International/Global Studies 5
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Science, Technology and Society 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 4 1
Environmental Studies 4
Natural Resources Management and Policy 1
Physical Sciences 27 60 7
Astronomy 1
Astrophysics 3
Chemistry 7 31 1
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 12 10 1
Geology and Earth Science
Physics 4 19 5
Psychology 65 6 8
Counseling Psychology 3
Psychology 65 1 2
School Psychology 5 3
Social Sciences 102 15
Anthropology 9
International Relations and Affairs 45
Political Science and Government 40 11
Sociology 8 4
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts 39
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Art/Art Studies 4
Design and Visual Communications 16
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 8
Music History, Literature, and Theory 1
Music 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music History/Literature B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Ecology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Applied science B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Mechanics B
Engineering Physics B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Structural Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Pre-Dentistry B
Pre-Medicine B


Classical Civilization B
History – General B


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Biopsychology B
Cognitive Science B
Global Studies B
Science, Technology & Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Astrophysics B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Lehigh University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (610) 758-3000
Website: www.lehigh.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www1.lehigh.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply
Address: 27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,953
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 86%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,541 (94% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $55,240
Out-of-state Tuition: $55,240
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 69%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $41,755

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Lehigh University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lehigh University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 12
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 251
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 455
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 27131
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 421
Education 1106
Engineering 2111412
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6
Health Professions and Related Programs 3
History 111
Mathematics and Statistics 242
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 61
Natural Resources and Conservation 111
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 644
Psychology 1133
Social Sciences 531
Visual and Performing Arts 6
Grand total 11756437

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lehigh University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $55,240
Out-of-state $55,240
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $27,130
Out-of-state $27,130

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 878 69%
Grant or scholarship aid 650 51% $41,755
Student loan aid 532 42% $8,560

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,586 51% $41,181
Federal student loans 1,923 38% $5,867

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lehigh University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lehigh University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 15,649 8,926 6,723
Percent admitted 100% 29% 36%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 9% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lehigh University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,953
Undergraduate enrollment 5,178
Graduate enrollment 1,775

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lehigh University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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