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University Statistics

Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for more than 7,000 students. Our small size, ideal student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom.

Students Enrolled

7,590

students (undergraduate & graduate)

Student to Faculty Ratio

10:1

student-to-faculty ratio

Graduate Starting Salary

$76K

average starting salary of 2023 graduates

Lehigh's Endowment

$1.7B

Lehigh's endowment benefiting current and future generations of Lehigh students

Sports at Lehigh

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

Students with International Experience

40%

of Lehigh students have an international experience while at Lehigh, and 30% of those students participate in more than one abroad experience

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Student Profile

Our students are ambitious, collaborative and dynamic. Here at Lehigh, they have the opportunity to engage in student clubs and organizations devoted to the arts, politics, dance, culture, environmental issues and more.

Number of Undergraduate Students

5,811

undergraduate students

Number of Graduate Students

1,779

graduate students

Male/Female Ratio

52/48

our student body is 52% male and 48% female

Lehigh does not currently collect gender identity data beyond these categories.

Ethnicity

Ethnicity Statistics at Lehigh University
Ethnicity Undergrad Percent Grad Percent
White 59% 51%
Hispanic of any race 11% 6%
Asian 11% 4%
Non-Resident Alien 8% 33%
Black or African American 5% 3%
Race and ethnicity unknown 2% 2%
Two or more races 4% 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Top Home States

  1. Pennsylvania
  2. New Jersey
  3. New York
  4. California
  5. Massachusetts

Top Home Countries

  1. USA
  2. China
  3. India
  4. Iran
  5. South Korea

Extracurricular Participation

Extracurricular Participation

91

of Lehigh undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity

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Admissions Stats

Lehigh's Class of 2027 is one of the most talented to ever be admitted to the University, as well as one of the most diverse. Learn more about Admissions at Lehigh >

Applicants

18,415

applicants

Retention Rate

91%

retention rate

SAT & ACT Ranges

SAT & ACT Ranges

SAT & ACT ranges of the middle 50% of admitted students (new SAT redesigned scale)
SAT & ACT Ranges
Test Range
SAT Evidenced-Based Reading & Writing 685-750
SAT Math 710-770
ACT (not including writing score) 31-34
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Costs & Aid

Lehigh University has a long-standing commitment to need-based financial aid and seeks to make a world-renowned education accessible for all admitted students. A Lehigh degree is the beginning of a successful career—salaries of Lehigh graduates have been highly ranked by Payscale for decades. Learn more about Tuition & Financial Aid at Lehigh >

Tuition

$63,930

tuition for the '24-'25 academic year

Room and Board

$17,220

typical room and board

Grants and Scholarships

$137M

in grants and scholarships

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After Graduation

At Lehigh, we provide real-world collaborative experiences, professional development and career advisement to prepare our students for success after college. Students benefit from a supportive campus culture where faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners play an active role in their academic and career development. Learn more about Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development >

Graduate Starting Salary

$76K

average starting salary of 2023 graduates

Unique Employers Hiring Graduates

509

unique employers hired Lehigh graduates from the class of 2023

Internship Participation

91%

of our graduates completed one or more internships or an experiential learning opportunity

Skills to be successful in careers

97%

of graduates reported that their experiences at Lehigh helped develop the skills to be successful in their careers

Plans After Graduation

90%

of graduates agree that their plans after graduation reflect their current career goals

Graduating Class Outcomes

95.4%

of the Class of 2023 were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service within six months of graduation

Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes Percent
Employed 67.8%
Continuing Education 24%
Still Seeking 4.6%
Other 3.6%
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Academics

As members of our dynamic and collaborative community, students at Lehigh pursue their passions through academic rigor, a flexible curriculum, hands-on learning experiences and innovative research. Lehigh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about Academics at Lehigh >

Undergraduate Degree Programs and Majors

111

undergraduate degree programs and majors

Graduate Programs

87

research-based Ph.D. programs and professional master’s degree and certificate programs

Student to Faculty Ratio

10:1

student-to-faculty ratio

Internship Participation

91

of our graduates completed one or more internships or an experiential learning opportunity

Undergrads by College

5,624 Undergraduate Students

Lehigh Undergraduate Students by College
College Percent
CAS 38%
RCEAS 24%
College of Business 23%
Intercollegiate 11%
College of Health 3%
Arts & Engineering 1%

Graduate Students by College

1,770 Graduate Students

Lehigh Graduate Students by College
College Percent
RCEAS 39%
COE 26%
CAS 18%
College of Business 14%
Intercollegiate 3%
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Faculty & Research

At Lehigh we foster a culture of discovery and innovation, and believe graduates who carry a spirit of inquiry into the world are among our greatest contributions to society. Research at Lehigh is at the center of how we look at the world and how we work to contribute to its betterment.

Full-Time Faculty

584

full-time faculty

Increase in Federal Research Funding

38%

increase in federal research funding over the last two years

Faculty Holding Terminal Degrees

82%

of faculty hold terminal degrees in their fields

Students carrying flags from different countries

Global

Lehigh challenges students to gain a greater understanding of how the world works beyond their doorstep, and how to collaborate successfully with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Countries Represented on Campus

100

countries represented on campus

Alumni Living Overseas

2,626

number of alumni who live overseas, spanning six continents

NGO Ranking

6th

university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations, with 40 United Nations–related programs every year

Iacocca International Internships

100+

fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 32 countries every year

Study Abroad Programs

300+

study abroad programs in 74 countries offered to Lehigh students

Faculty with an International Degree

29%

Lehigh professors with a degree from an international college or university

International Experience - Circle

40

of Lehigh students have an international experience while at Lehigh, and 30% of those students participate in more than one abroad experience

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Student Life

Lehigh University blends its rigorous academic programs with an energetic and exciting campus environment, offering distinctive programs that support, guide, challenge and inspire our students.

Community Service Hours

65K+

hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community each year

Intramural Contests

681

scheduled intramural contests, with 2,906 participants

Sports at Lehigh

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

Percent of Undergrads from Underrepresented Background

30%

of Lehigh’s undergraduate students are of an underrepresented background

University Center in fall

Our Campus

Founded in 1865 by industrial pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Asa Packer, Lehigh offers a “friendly community-oriented atmosphere on a hilly campus that is beyond beautiful,” according to The Princeton Review. Along with our main Asa Packer campus, we also offer academic, research and athletic programming on our Mountaintop and Goodman campuses.

Acres of Campus

1,600

acres on three contiguous campuses

Stairs on Asa Packer Campus

2,500+

stairs across the Asa Packer campus

Percentage of Undergrads Living on Campus

65

of undergraduate students live on campus—in either residence halls, Greek houses or one of 22 specialty housing options

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Bethlehem

Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a vibrant and historic community located in the Lehigh Valley, just a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Learn more about Bethlehem

Population of Lehigh Valley

820K

population of Lehigh Valley

Restaurants in Bethlehem

80

restaurants in center city Bethlehem

Bethlehem Festivals

20+

festivals per year

Average Temperatures

Average Temperatures

Average Temperatures in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Day Hi/Low
First day of fall semester (September) 80℉/63℉ (27C/17C)
During Spirit Week (November) 51℉/36℉ (11C/2C)
First day of spring semester (January) 37℉/23℉ (3C/-5C)
Commencement Day (May) 74℉/54℉ (23C/12C)

Data is updated continuously throughout the year as new information becomes available