The Lehigh Campus near the STEPS building

Lehigh Ranked Among Nation’s Finest Research Universities

The university has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s outstanding research universities.

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Linda Harbrecht

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Ryan Hulvat

Lehigh has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s outstanding research universities.

In its just-released 2020 “Guide to America’s Best Colleges,” the news magazine ranks Lehigh 50th among 399 institutions across the United States (211 public, 180 private and eight for-profit) that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Among national universities, Lehigh is ranked 26th in the nation in the “best value” category and 30th in "best undergraduate teaching." Lehigh is also ranked 77th among "most innovative schools" and 270th in "top performers on social mobility."

The U.S. News overall ranking takes into account a number of factors that include graduation and retention rates, class size, SAT scores, student excellence, academic reputation and alumni giving.

Among the best undergraduate engineering programs whose highest degree is a Ph.D., Lehigh’s P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science ranked 49th in the country, based on a survey of peers. Lehigh’s undergraduate program in the College of Business and Economics was ranked 90th, based on peer assessment.

To aid prospective students and their families in their decision-making, Lehigh provides a wealth of information on academics, resources, campus life, and scholarship and financial aid offerings. Please see the university’s institutional profile.

Story by

Linda Harbrecht

Photography by

Ryan Hulvat

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