Lehigh University

773 reviews
  1. Bethlehem, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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
    B-
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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
26%
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
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 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 30 responses
Report
  • Down to have fun but hardworking
    37%
  • Work hard play harder
    37%
  • Work hard play hard
    17%
  • Turn down for what?
    7%
  • An asshole
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.65 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play harder
    33%
  • Both Greek Obsessed and work hard, play harder.
    23%
  • Play hard, work harder
    23%
  • Greek obsessed, work hard play hard equally
    17%
  • Greek Obsessed
    3%

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%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses

Reviews

773 reviews
  • Excellent
    139
  • Very Good
    260
  • Average
    299
  • Poor
    59
  • Terrible
    16
I love Lehigh! I think Lehigh captures a unique culture that cultivates strong academics, a lively social setting, and diversity. There is something for everyone to get involved in here at Lehigh, whether it is Spanish club, Greek Life, or Club Lacrosse. Every organization is involved and passionate and everyone has the opportunity to make an impact with what they do. My favorite experience so far was Lehigh/Laf week. Lehigh University and Lafayette College have the oldest college football rivalry in the United States. Every year, the week leading up to the game, Lehigh students get excited by showing school spirit all week long. The Marching 97 (Lehigh's Marching Band) parades around campus all week long, entering classes and getting everyone excited. The camaraderie and the rivalry alike are nothing I could imagine until being a part of the school. Students, Alumni, Parents, Professors, and Administrators all have so much passion for (hopefully) beating Lafayette. Lehigh-Lafayette week is much anticipated all year long! I would definitely choose my school again because within minutes of being on Lehigh's campus last fall I met some of my best friends. These are people that I know will be close to me for the rest of my life and when you have that sensation combined with incredible academics and a picturesque campus, there is not much more to ask for!
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 15 2015
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! :)
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 11 2015
I love Global Studies! And I'm happy I declared it already my first semester at Lehigh. It is an interdisciplinary major, so I will get to learn from professors from every school at Lehigh, I am also required to do a senior internship with some company, and am required to go on exchange, which would have happened either way, but now I get to worry less about getting credit, because that will be taken care of. Also the possibilities for double majoring are huge, and if i wanted to, I would probably have a lot of pre-reqs already done (again, because it is an interdisciplinary major).
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 8 2014