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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.

College Freshman

Party Scene: Chose not to rate the party scene because I don't attend parties. I hear that for people that like partying that this is the place for you.

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

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! :)

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: So far, I have lived in upper cents and dravo (room change second semester). Residential services was very helpful in working with me to find a more comfortable living situation. As someone who doesn't party often, moving into CHOICE housing was a positive adjustment, much quieter and actually a livable space. I found that the upper cents community generally partied pretty hard (but then again, that's Lehigh) and could be disruptive at all hours. The dorms are cleaned often by staff, have not had a problem with dorm cleanliness. Cons include no air conditioning, poorly functioning heaters, no elevators. Dorm room size varies. Housing is done by lottery not by student academic/credit ranking like some other schools.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. The freshman dorms are average/what you'd expect. Lower cents is the popular, more social dorms (coed- alternating rooms) and they are right next to off-campus parties and the gym. Besides that, the other freshman dorms are all very similar in room size besides Richards (which has bigger rooms). Sophomores/Juniors that joined Greek Life most likely will live in their sorority/fraternity's house on the hill (top half of campus). The greek houses have dorm-like rooms since the buildings are owned by Lehigh, but there is really no supervision (like on campus dorms have with RA's).

5 College Student

Overall Experience: The professors are extremely knowledgable and want you to understand and learn. The learning environment is positive.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I will receive quality graduate degree and will have very good prospects upon graduation.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: The university has a website that allows students to find off-campus housing as well as post sublets. There is a good variety and a lot of information.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are several off-campus dining options that are convenient and reasonably priced with great variety.

3 College Student

Administration: Parking services is very strict.

4 College Student

Scholarships: I have a fully funded research assistantship and it was not difficult to appropriately process and receive the funding.

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2 College Junior

Athletics: No one goes to the games. We all just get drunk at MoCos (morning cocktails) at 8am for football games then go back to bed. At least that is what most Greeks do which account for 40% of the school. The rest have a pretty poor turn out. The university does little to help with team spirit unfortunately.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most dorms are a good place to be. After freshman year, you will likely live in suite-style housing if you choose not to go Greek

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Bad relationship with the community

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is close to campus. Make sure you look for a place to live 1-2 years in advance.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Huge at Lehigh, but not the only game in town.

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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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