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Reviews 770 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Economically challenged area although lots of revitalization plans

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have a large double In the choice dorm. It's been a great experience

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I really have never felt unsafe on campus

1 College Freshman

Parking: Bethlehem police ticket the cars if meters run out. Metered parking

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received aid to cover my full demonstrated need

College Freshman

Nightlife: I am not a partied. Nightlife is what u make it. I hang out with friends, go to dance club and pretty much chill after a hard day of classes

5 College Freshman

Academics: I am very challenged in academics

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There is no eAsy way to get to home from here. The ride to airport is / hours. The ride to the train is over an hour but there is a private bus company that picks up and drops off right at school

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The enforcement of rules is necessary but it is not too bad. I think there is a happy medium here

3 College Freshman

Weather: Cold and snowy this year and it's on mountain making things a bit colder. Spring and call are gorgeous

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few good places in south bethlehem

5 College Freshman

Computers: Need your own computer. Printers are available so not necessary to bring one. Computer labs are available but there ate so many stairs on campus it's really more convenient to have your own

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Lehigh will help you out, sometimes.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center just gives you decongestants for everything.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is only as good as you keep it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing on campus has never been disappointing.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Lehigh makes sure you are able to get where you need to go.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most people on campus drink. It's a very big part of Lehigh culture. There are also other outlets though.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Wrestling is a big thing at Lehigh. Other sports are overshadowed by this.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Lehigh has the best parties.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: You have to be careful of the townies. It can be dangerous a bit off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There's a lot of diversity the problem is accepting it.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The winters are very cold and the summers are very hot. The spring and fall are the most beautiful times on campus.

College Freshman

Athletics: The only sport that really gets recognition is football, and that's probably just because mocos gives people an excuse to wear outrageous things and get really drunk early in the day.

College Freshman

Greek Life: There is a strong Greek culture at Lehigh. 40% of undergrads pledge. The Greek houses have really amazing houses and are awarded many privileges that other organizations are not.

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Linderman Library Linderman Library A historic feeling is sensed immediately whenever you enter Linderman Library, one of the oldest university libraries in the nation. With more than 400,000 volumes in the humanities, it houses most of the reference materials for liberal arts research.
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Charlie Gimber
Sudbury, MA
English and Journalism
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There’s nothing quite like being an undergraduate at Lehigh University. There’s a reason why many people call college “the best four years of your life,” and that statement applies to Lehigh perfectly. It may not be in the greatest town in the world—the winters can be harsh, and the student body is incredibly homogenous, but Lehigh students love their school. The professors are mostly knowledgeable and friendly, and academics play a huge role in any college student’s experience, but the friendships forged and the outstanding social life are what make Lehigh students fall head over heels for their school. Freshmen enter Lehigh unsure of what awaits them and emerge four years later wishing there was a way they could stay for another four years. You’re thrown together in various dorms in hopes that you’ll be able to coexist with one another, and for the first time in your life, you have unlimited freedom—you take classes you hate and eat horrible meals in the dining halls, but the Hill still has an intriguing, almost otherworldly aura about it.

From freshman through senior year, each has its own distinctive memories, and the entire four-year duration can almost feel like a dream at times. Many have called their time at Lehigh a fantasy, and there are few other experiences in life where that statement will be applicable.

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