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Reviews 603 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The houses are mostly destroyed from someone who hosted parties. some of them become cheaper because of this. most houses don't get much or any free parking. There is always a few break ins and robberies in the area

5 College Junior

Party Scene: it is the best as long as you belong to an organization whether it is a sports team, greek life, or club or something. it is all off campus and they happen nearly every night of the week if its greek related. it has created a divide in the school between groups because many parties are not necessarily open to everyone.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: i love the restaurants around my school because most of it is affordable and good. the best places to go are jenny's, nawab, la lupita, sal's, and asian bistro. they are all byob

4 College Junior

Administration: I think that we are very lenient for most things so i dont have a problem with it

4 College Junior

Scholarships: i recieved the money that i needed to attend this school

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The worst part about the dining is the amount they say is equivalent to one meal. It isn't enough money because one meal at the dining hall is like 10 dollars but to redeem it at upper its not 10 its less

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I loved where I lived sophomore and junior year, the best housing options are apartment style or fraternity and sorority houses but you have to be in a fraternity or sorority to get it. They do not have enough housing to my knowledge

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: What can I say the off campus housing is cheap but for a reason. Its not like the housing is bad its just your typical off campus housing but the plus side is that it is extremely cheap.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You cant beat our party scene. Although the weekends are the best for having many options of different parties you can find a party EVERY night of the week. Yes that's right EVERY night of the week. Beyond having many party options on the weekends the parties are free to go to and drink to your hearts content. There is also THE WEEK our rivarly week where there are themed partes every night of the week and not just one or two on sundays and mondays but many [parties every night. Themes range from jungle and toga to anything but clothes, hotels and anything for money. Hotels is an amazing party where each room in the house has a different cocktail to try and anything for money you get monopoly money for doing random tasks like taking a shot or dancing funny or making out with a certain person. Once you have the money you can then use it to have someone else do something else. Person with the most money at the end of the night gets a bottle of goldslager. So yea we have the best party scene

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a great abundance of small locally owned restaurants in the immediate area as well as the typical chain restaurant options not to much further away.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: While the administration may be money whores they do a great job of making it a great place to be. They are extremely lax where it needs to be and very strict where it needs to be. No cheating what so ever is allowed if you get caught be ready to explain to your parents why youre going home. While on the other hand being one of the top ten party schools they dont care to much for underage drinking. While they do give punishment when it is needed they dont go out of the way to find kids. It comes down to if you are being stupid youll get caught and punished otherwise youre all good.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Lets face it Lehigh Loves! money and they try not to lose it. Lets also face the fact that HALF the students pay in full so its not like they have any reason to give out much aid. They know how much you can afford they make you pay that much and then also expect you to take the government loans. So expect to pay 10k more then you can afford each year.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: For the amount of people on campus they really push the boundary with the limited selection of dining halls. The food is good at the dining hals but gets boring fast with only two traditional dining halls and one Al A Carte dining hall. They are also fairly small for the amount of people they try to serve.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in a house with a special community called Coding the Future. It is great to b with a small amount of people in a house that's basically off campus. We have all the perks of off campus with the perks of on campus as well. We have a small community, kitchen, living room and we also get cleaning services and maintenance services.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lehigh has one of the best job placements out there. Google it. They keep a very detailed report of where everyone ends up. LUCIE (Lehigh's online career search thing) is very helpful.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I'm in IBE (Integrated Business and Engineering). It's GREAT. It is a really nice community of students. The advisors provide us with a myriad of resources that help us figure out thing freshman year, and then as we get older too. It's an incredible program.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Lehigh has phenomenal academics. Professors are clearly very knowledgable in their given area. As long as you choose the right classes, you will have a great academic experience. Almost everybody graduates Lehigh with a great job.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is AMAZING. I've visited my friends at other schools (including big state schools). While I do occasionally get taken to really fun, big parties, it is completely different from parties at Lehigh. There are essentially 8-9 BIG parties happening every night (Tuesday-Saturday) at Lehigh. Considering that the school only has 5,000 undergrads, this is insane, as are the parties.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I feel that a lot of people give Greek Life a really bad rep. Ignoring the social benefits, it is a very strong community at Lehigh. Being involved in Greek Life not only gives you a huge group of friends, it also gets you extremely involved in the community and giving back. Every chapter holds a few philanthropy events, so people from other chapters always attend. In addition, it helps you learn leadership. With that being said, it also is the main channel for partying at Lehigh.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It gets really repetitive. People are a little to harsh on it, because it is just dining hall food. However, it's not very varied.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some people love Greek life, others cannot stand it. The opinions have a wide range. I am not involved in Greek life. To be frank, the main purpose of the Greeks is to supply the party atmosphere.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football, basketball, wrestling, and lacrosse are all pretty big here. There is a decent amount of support for teams. School spirit is at its peak for LeLaf. Whether you are an athlete on a varsity team or not, most students at Lehigh use the gym frequently. Even during busy times at the gym, there is still a machine or 2 open, if not the wait is not too long. There is a rock climbing wall, courts, pool open for lap swim (at specific times), spin rooms, studios, and gym/dance. There is a wide variety of classes offered (spin, yoga, core, kickboxing, etc.) but they are $10 each or $90 for unlimited. Overall, as a nonathlete I really enjoy the gym here.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not much to choose from but some spots I really like. Campus Pizza, Broadway Social, Blue Sky Cafe, La Lupita are all good. Usually the prices are fair and all places are an easy walk just off campus.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Lehigh is a very expensive school at full price and I would not be able to attend if not for the generous amount of aid I received. Don't cross Lehigh off your list if you are worried about cost, wait until financial aid comes in, it may actually be cheaper than some state schools. Additionally, Lehigh is need-blind admissions

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I think that Lehigh does a good job of making an effort to provide a variety of options. Rathbone and Lower Cort are the main dining halls, I prefer Lower. These are usually hit or miss on the main entrees, salad or sandwich is a popular fallback. Aside from the main dining halls, there are coffee and food vendors in both libraries and Rauch (business center). Hawk's Nest has great tasting but mostly unhealthy options (burgers, pizza, chicken fingers, fries, etc.) and Upper Cort has sushi, mexican, chinese, salad, sandwich, and diner food stations as well as separate snack items. Pandini's is also at Upper. Johnny's bagels and The Cup (ice cream) are located in Campus Square. Off campus dining options are mostly ethnic. My favorite place off campus is Blue Sky Cafe (breakfast and lunch) delicious! Most people seem to have an easy time with meal plans but as someone who likes to have 3 meals a day, it is hard to balance swipes and Gold plus sometimes. Keep your room stocked with snacks! :)


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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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