- Once the richest university in the country, in 1879.
- Origin place of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
- The Lehigh Mountain Hawks compete in 25 different NCAA Division I sports.
Lehigh University, a private not-for-profit university founded in 1865, enrolls about 7,000 students in a full array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, with a variety of graduate and non-degree options available online. The university consists of four colleges: the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Education. Due to its endowment from Asa Packer, Lehigh was the wealthiest university in the US in 1879. Though founded on spiritual principles, Lehigh does not hold any religious affiliation.
Accreditation, Tuition & Admissions
Accreditation and Approvals
Lehigh University is regionally accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
Undergraduate and graduate tuition based on the program.
Lehigh University’s admission prerequisites and application requirements vary by program.
Freshman applicants must submit ACT/SAT scores and official transcripts.
Transfer applicants must also submit official college transcripts.
International students also must submit proof of English language proficiency.
Graduate admissions requirements vary based on program.
- Student population: About 7,000
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 9 to 1
- Percentage receiving grant or scholarship aid: 67%
- Out-of-State Undergraduates: 74%
- Founded: 1865
- Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
- Full-Time Freshman Retention Rate: 95%
- Required Standardized Test(s): SAT or ACT
- Public/Private: Private Nonprofit
- Acceptance Rate: 26%
- Graduation Rate: 89%
- Cost Per Credit (In-State/Out-of-State):
- Undergraduate: varies based on program.
- Graduate: varies based on program.
- Athletics: NCAA Division I
- Mascot: Mountain Hawks
- Colors: Brown and White
- Address: 27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA, 18015, USA
- Phone Number: 610-758-3000