The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

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    Academic reputation
  2. 2
    The beautiful campus
  3. 3
    Career services
  4. 4
    Division I sports
  5. 5
    Lehigh/Lafayette football
  6. 6
    Proximity to cities
  7. 7
    Research opportunities
  8. 8
    Small classes/great professors
  9. 9
    Smart, social students that get more worldly and diverse each year
  10. 10
    Lasting relationships with peers and professors alike

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
95% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
91% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
92% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
65% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
61% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Safe Campus
67% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
77% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
68% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
99% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 61% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 7% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

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    Losing to Lehigh, though it's rare
  4. 4
    Off-campus housing
  5. 5
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    Paths across quad are no longer practical.
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  8. 8
    Ugly Pennsylvania winters/the harsh wind
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    The College "bubble" or general trend of unawareness about the "outside world"
  10. 10
    The exclusive nature of Greek life

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $42,980, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,834.
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