Lehigh University

27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA

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Questions and Answers about Lehigh University

Aidan H.
22 days ago
What kind of merit scholarships does Lehigh University offer?
Giovanna S.
2 months ago
What opportunities or programs does Lehigh University have in place to help first-year students acclimate to college life?
Lehigh University
Our Office of First-Year Experience (OFYE -https://studentaffairs.lehigh.edu/content/first-year-experience) hosts a robust orientation beginning the Thursday before the first day of class. Experiences last through the first 10 weeks of the fall semester and include sessions related to our Five Foundations of Student Success, individual meetings with faculty/staff collaborators, group sessions with peer orientation leaders and dozens of activities with other first-year students!
Haley H.
3 months ago
What are your strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?
Lehigh University
Lehigh offers five colleges, with over 90 majors and degrees across them - some of the most popular and notable include: Computer Science Mechanical Engineering Biology International Relations Finance Accounting Population Health All majors (the ones above and all others) can be examined more deeply through research, or students can opt to pursue hands-on learning through internships or on-campus project-based experiences through the Office of Creative Inquiry. Head to www.lehigh.edu to learn more!
Megan V.
4 months ago
Do most of Lehigh students stay on campus over the weekend?
Rusanka B.
5 months ago
What percentage of Lehigh University students receive financial aid?
Cristina G.
6 months ago
Does Lehigh University offer on campus job opportunities?


For more than 150 years, Lehigh’s interdisciplinary nature and focus on the work of today has prepared students to take on the challenges of tomorrow. Located in Bethlehem, part of Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley, Lehigh is one of the nation's most distinguished private research universities. Our ideal size of around 5,000 undergraduates and 2,000 grad students is large enough to offer world-class faculty and rigorous academics, but small enough to allow for close mentorship and hands-on research. Through creative problem solving, a collaborative culture and a focus on impacting humanity, Lehigh students are built for future success.

Majors offered at Lehigh University

Biggest majors
Finance and Financial Management Services
Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering

Academics at Lehigh University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Selective (22% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Lehigh University demographics

58% White
8% Hispanic
7% Asian
3% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for Lehigh University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)88k
Management Consultant86k
Software Engineer84k
Process Engineer80k
Civil Engineer76k
Mechanical Engineer74k
Project Engineer71k
Based on 9,730 student responses
70.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
139.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
45%in High-Meaning careers
52%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Lehigh University

Lehigh University financial aid

Grants per year
Loans per year

Student reviews of Lehigh University

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Safe campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Fun orientation programs
Good work-study options



I have had a great time here. Academics are hard but college is fun

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The weather and the walk



While Lehigh wasn't my first choice, I have truly come to love this school. The people I have met have been amazing and there are places for everyone to fit in.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The party atmosphere, and the price point. Most of the campus is out partying on weekends and the drinking culture can be hard to avoid at first. The financial aid was amazing my first year, but quickly shifted and they took significant aid away for my second year despite difficult circumstances and medical expenses. The office requests you to fill out an appeal form for more aid, but there is a clause stating that they can take aid away which makes the thought of filling it out terrifying. I love this school but I might have to transfer because of the greediness of the school in terms of money.

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