Lehigh University

768 reviews
  1. Bethlehem, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Lehigh University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Website

Lehigh University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
SAT Range
1230-1410
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$27,848/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,155/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,584/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,040/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,417/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,618/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,984Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Down to have fun but hardworking
    45%
  • Work hard play harder
    35%
  • Turn down for what?
    10%
  • An asshole
    5%
  • Work hard play hard
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.54 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play harder
    35%
  • Play hard, work harder
    29%
  • Both Greek Obsessed and work hard, play harder.
    24%
  • Greek Obsessed
    6%
  • Greek obsessed, work hard play hard equally
    6%

After Lehigh University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$76,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

768 reviews
  • Excellent
    135
  • Very Good
    252
  • Average
    295
  • Poor
    58
  • Terrible
    16
Lehigh has incredibly strong academic programs that will challenge the student to think outside the box. The professors are all very motivating and helpful during office hours and in class time.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
The overall experience at Lehigh is definitely enriching and challenging. The course curriculum is set at a very high bar so that it'd be challenging for everyone. Although I have struggled in certain classes, I was able to really grasp the materials through extra help during walk-in hours. Most of the professors are very good at what they do and are willing to help. I really like my Lehigh experience and would definitely remain one of my top choices if I were to go back in time. One thing that Lehigh falls short of is that it's located further away from cities, where more opportunities are. Being in a city would provide many more co-op or internship opportunities, both of which would enrich a student's experience and increase their competitiveness in the market.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
Lehigh provides students with a great college experience. The academics are wonderful and the party scene is a large part of campus culture.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago