Lehigh University

Lehigh University

27 Memorial Drive W, Bethlehem, United States
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  • Total Documents
    910
  • Class Notes
    591
  • Textbook Notes
    161
  • Study Guides
    157
  • Currently Enrolled
    119
  • Previously Enrolled
    348

Overview of Lehigh University (Lehigh University)

About this school

Lehigh University, founded in 1865, is a private university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Science, Business and Economics, and Engineering and Applied Physical Sciences. Academic flexibility, hands-on experience and a sense of community are the distinguishing characteristics of a Lehigh education. Lehigh prides itself in preparing students for rewarding and successful lives, with a wide range of degree programs in four colleges. Boundaries between each of the colleges are fluid to allow for maximum academic flexibility. Its 1,600-acre campus is located in Bethlehem, 60 miles from Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,075
    • Men:2,775 (54.7%)
    • Women:2,300 (45.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (Lehigh University)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Lehigh University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 31
SAT Only
Recommended
January 31
ACT Only
Recommended
January 31
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
January 31
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
27 Memorial Drive West
City, State, Zip
Bethlehem, PA  18015
Phone
(610) 758-3100
Fax
(610) 758-4361
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
25% of 13,871 applicants were admitted
Women
28% of 6,283 applicants were admitted
Men
22% of 7,588 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,234 (35%) of 3,489 admitted students enrolled
Women
598 (33%) of 1,789 admitted students enrolled
Men
636 (37%) of 1,700 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
688 average |650-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
48%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
9%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
659 average |620-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
29%
• Score 600 - 700
57%
• Score 500 - 600
14%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |29-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
66%
• Score 24 - 29
31%
• Score 18 - 23
3%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Lehigh University)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $50,740 (76.9662495259765%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,120 (19.901403109594234%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.5168752370117558%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,065 (1.6154721274175199%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lehigh University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 30
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003289
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
815 (66.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
579 (71.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
579 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
432 (74.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$46,421
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 524 (90.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,234
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 536 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,940
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 85 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
55 (4.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,964

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,699 (54.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,098 (77.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,096 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,603 (76.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$46,861
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,961 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,472
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,975 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,631
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 361 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
246 (4.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,724

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,440
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Communication, Engineering/Technologies, International Studies, Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,930

Academics & Instruction (Lehigh University)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


542

Part-Time Faculty


157

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


74%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 56% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,264,157

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
597
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lehigh University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


96.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


76.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


83.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


85.8%

Programs & Majors (Lehigh University)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (67)


  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical and Scientific Communication
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (63)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Development
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public History
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering

Campus Life (Lehigh University)

Location & Geography

Population


75,103

Nearest Metropolitan Area


2,355 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
55 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Bethlehem
Nearest Train Station
55 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


65% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


35%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mountain Hawk
School Colors
Brown and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lehigh University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, marching 97, indian student association, accounting club, student senate, phi sigma pi

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,013

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,075
Women
2,300
Men
2,775

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.0% Asian
  • 4.0% Black/African-American
  • 9.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 69.8% White
  • 4.2% Unknown

International Students


8.6% from 62 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,942

Student Resources (Lehigh University)