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Bethlehem, PA
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4,824
Tuition
$42,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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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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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a TON of really great places surrounding campus. South Bethlehem has a lot of great ethnic choices, and on First Friday they offer discounts.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The school is very lenient, especially when it comes to drug and alcohol use. They really don't care. They know that there is underage drinking, and you have to do something really stupid to get in trouble for it.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Most Lehigh students are upper-middle class (or above), straight, white, Christians. we have had several instances of discrimination on campus that the school does everything they can to cover up and act like it didn't happen.

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2 College Freshman

Transportation: There are buses that run up the mountain on weekdays when classes are running, but not on the weekend. If you live on the hill and want to go anywhere on the weekend, if you don't have a car you have to hike the mountain. No one wants to do that.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a really big party culture on campus, and faculty and campus please pretty much turn a blind eye. There is even almost like a tacit approval of it. It's really weird. Srsly.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are okay. It really depends what house you get in. Dravo, M&M, and Drinker have AC, but the Centennial complexes don't. The dorms get kind of cold at night in the winter. That's the only thing I could complain about. Other than obnoxious party-goers every single night, that gets old quickly.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Lehigh is a big engineering school, obviously. If that's what you want to do, you have come to the right place. The business school is prety big too. If you're coming here for the College of Arts and Sciences, you kind of get looked down upon. Students and faculty have dubbed it the "College of Arts and Crafts", and humanities and social science majors don't get much respect.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but I'm not worried about having trouble getting one. Lehigh is really good about making sure you have opportunities for internships if you want them. They also have really cool partnerships all over the world to get internships abroad.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of places to live off campus that are very close to campus. They are reasonably priced and the school maintains a list of approved houses and landlords.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: Seriously, we are on a mountain. We get all the snow, and we have missed several days (including exam days!) because of snow and ice. It gets really slippery. If you are trying to walk up the hill when it is icy, you like don't even move. It's like your feet are moving but your not going anywhere.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek housing on campus is very nice, with full houses dedicated to each chapter. They are all located close to each other on "The Hill" part of campus. Greeks however, are not very friendly to non-greeks. Boys that are not greek can rarely to never get into greek parties. A lot of fraternity and sorority memebers look down upon non-greeks here. It is a big part of the school, and basically makes up the whole party scene.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Not in a very busy town so there are not a lot of transportation out of the city. There is a bus station fairly close to campus and that's about it.

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Charlie Gimber
Hometown
Sudbury, MA
Major
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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