Lehigh University, founded in 1865, is a private university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Science, Business and Economics, and Engineering and Applied Physical Sciences. Academic flexibility, hands-on experience and a sense of community are the distinguishing characteristics of a Lehigh education. Lehigh prides itself in preparing students for rewarding and successful lives, with a wide range of degree programs in four colleges. Boundaries between each of the colleges are fluid to allow for maximum academic flexibility. Its 1,600-acre campus is located in Bethlehem, 60 miles from Philadelphia.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
5,203
Undergraduates
2,800
Men - 53.8%
2,404
Women - 46.2%
1,864
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
50% of 12,389 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
691 average
650-740 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
654 average
610-693 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$74,865
Tuition and Fees
$57,470
Room and Board
$15,330
Average Percent of Need Met
98%
Average Freshman Award
$49,422
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,371
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
548
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
35%
20-29
17%
30-39
14%
40-49
7%
50-99
8%
Over 100
3%
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Bethlehem Population
75,466
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mountain Hawk
Sororities
34.2% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
8.9%
Black/African-American
5.1%
Hispanic/Latino
10.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
67.7%
Unknown
3.4%
International Students
9.2% from 71 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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