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Lehigh University (LU)

27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA

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LU, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, it resides in an urban setting for students to study in. Approximately seven thousand students are enrolled per year at LU.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs LU offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Physical Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then studied by admissions staff. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken in order to apply to this school. Scores between 28 to 31 on the ACT or 1220 to 1400 on the SAT are needed to increase the chance of getting accepted. LU has an admissions rate of about 33 percent of which only 31 percent chose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is close to $45,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to understand their cost of attendance. Student housing is available for students, and generally costs around $6,800 for the year. Lehigh University may offer financial aid for students that are eligible as grants and loans.

The LU Brown and White participate in a number of athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AA)
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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Lehigh University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting into Lehigh University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Recommended

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score28 - 31

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into LU

The table below lists the chances for admission at Lehigh University.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants11,578
Granted Admissions3,864 (33%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,207 (31%)

Student Enrollment

Lehigh University has a total student population of about 7,100. The student body is made up of 68% undergraduate students and 32% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $42,000-$50,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,800 to $2,100 per unit
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid69%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships53%$27,928
Receiving Student Loans50%$6,945

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 2%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Lehigh University may offer student services like:

  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

With a graduation rate of around 87%, LU is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years78%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years0.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (since 1993)
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (since 1999)
  • Theatre Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation (since 1990)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Engineering

Psychology

Physical Sciences

Social Sciences

Education

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

English Language and Literature

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications (B)
  • Music (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Art Studies (B)
  • Art History (B)
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer Science (B, D, M)
  • Information Science Studies (B, M)
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (B)

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Global Studies (B)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Science, Technology and Society (B)
  • Ancient Civilization Studies (B)
  • Cognitive Science
  • Biological and Physical Sciences

Communications and Journalism

  • Journalism (B)
  • Technical and Scientific Communication

Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Natural Resources Management and Policy (M)
  • Environmental Studies (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B, M)
  • Womens Studies (B)
  • Asian Civilization Studies (B)
  • African Studies (B)
  • Russian Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Pre-Medicine, Pre-Medical Studies (B)
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)

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