Lehigh University Profile


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.


Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 33% of 11,578 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline:January 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized Tests: Important
Essay: Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 678 average  640-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 626 average  580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: Not reported
ACT Composite: 29 average  28-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: $55,515
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $42,220
Room and Board: $11,230
Average Percent of Need Met: 96%
Average Freshman Award: $34,773
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $29,668


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 482
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-59 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

E-mail: financialaid@lehigh.edu
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification: On or about March 30
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Institutional Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003289: Free

University Web Site: www.lehigh.edu/

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