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Founded in 1865, Lehigh University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,080 full time undergraduate students, and 1,979 full time graduate students.
The Lehigh University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 540 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lehigh University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,30% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 92% were in the top quarter, and 64% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lehigh University.
80 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
52 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
84 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
84 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
80 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
81 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
82 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
18 Students rated Lehigh University
I love my school. It's definitely not for everybody, but no school is perfect for everyone. I would say my friends are pretty happy here too. Campus is beautiful and is lively during the warmer months. Cultural greek life is loved by the entire campus and they participate in the end-of-semester dance events. There is always something happening on campus and it's easy to find an inviting and welcoming activity to partake in. Academic clubs seek to learn and gain experience, not just win competitions. The alumni are fantastic and are always willing to help. There are also so many experiential activities to do like fellowships, internships, study abroad, etc. Lehigh is really good about providing many opportunities for their students. If you want to do something, you will probably be able to do it. Also they meet 100% of demonstrated need. Very affordable with aid.
I love Lehigh University not only for the financial aid that is given but the variety of opportunities given to each student. Although the campus has a lot of stairs, it is a common way of exercise here. It is a great school with professors there to help you in in your decision process . Beautiful campus and amazing facilities.
Lehigh University is a prestigious engineering school that produces unique students who create innovative ideas. P.C. Rossin School of Engineering has great professors that are easily accessible for students to seek additional help, advice and opportunities. The following link is a video that demonstrates what Lehigh Engineering is all about:
So glad I picked Lehigh. Awesome school
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lehigh University is 26%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
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Most importantly, the parents need to allow the student to attend the college where they feel the best connection. Parents may want to plan their child's life in terms of career, school, internships, etc... However, this will doom the student fromthe beginning, unless they are in agreement with the parent and truly share the same vision for their future. A school that was right for the parent 25-30 years ago may not be the same school. Parents need to allow their student to explore life in a way that opens their minds to ideas and challenges for their futures.
Understanding, patience, and an open mind are the best things that both parents and students can have in delaing with each other, and in dealing with the process of college life.
They are the greatest group of people I ever could have met; my fraternity pledge class is as tight knit as you can be and we will be friends for life.
Party hard and play hard
Although the campus isn't very diverse racially, and many people do have money, not all of them are snobby brats like you would think. They care about their education and they're intelligent. I'm happy to say that I haven't met too many snobby kids around.
Just the right size for a college. People know how to party and keep up their grades--The perfect balance of party and work! Bethlehem could be a little better, but people find ways to have fun on campus, and when we do go out it's a fun time. There are a few cute restaurants around, and North Side Bethlehem is great!
Work hard, play hard. Lehigh is the definition of that. The libraries will be packed come midterms and finals, and most kids work hard all semester, but they always have time to party. The professors usually know your name, which is really nice. I've had pretty good professors so far, but I did have one who pretty much didn't know how to teach. Luckily, this is a rarity.
Make and Take craft days on Fridays are the greatest. There are movies on Fridays and Saturdays at Ulrich. Other clubs sponsor movies all the time. Lots of guest speakers throughout the year. There's always something to do. Plus lots of music concerts from the school's music groups.
Lehigh University is a great school where I could study engineering, but still persue my other interests.
Great alumni, good job prospects, great greek life, LOTS of binge drinking.
Lehigh University is a perfectly sized school for smart, competitive students specializing in Business, Engineering and many other fields.
The best thing about Lehigh is the work hard play hard atmosphere because the school highly encourages social interaction so it eliminates the cutthroat feeling that many schools of similar academic caliber have. The students are friendly and for the most part work to help each other both succeed rather than solely focus on themselves. Lehigh has such a beautiful campus and a relaxed environment mainly because the students know that if they work hard and utilize Lehigh's alumni network, they are likely to receive a job upon graduation. Knowing that eliminates much of the stress.
The Upper UC halves the worth of the meal in a meal plan.
The worst part about Lehigh University are all the stairs. It's no wonder after four years of hiking up the mountain everyday Jesse Reno came up with the escalator.
Lehigh attracts students nationwide with its reputation as one of the best engineering universities in the country. However, just because somebody wants to become an engineer, that doesn't mean that they belong at Lehigh. A Lehigh student needs to be able to live outside of the classroom as well as excel in a classroom setting. With so much time given outside of class, the Lehigh cirriculum caters to students who want to get involved with clubs as well as research. A Lehigh student needs to be able to take advantage of all the opportunities they have on campus.
I can only speak on behalf of myself, and having only been a Lehigh student for a semester, the most frustrating thing about my time here is that everyone is extraordinary. While that is far from a negative thing, it can be incredibly frustrating because everyone excels academically and suddenly a valedictorian is only in the middle of the pack. It can be tough to watch students around you perform so well while you study tirelessly. However, if a student puts in the work, he or she can do just as well, so it isn't too hard to overcome.
a person who is willing to be patient during change and someone who will help make lehigh the more accepting and progressive school it wants to be
My school is a beautiful place full of awesome people, and it has an amazing choral arts program. Our football games are so much fun because we're all so full of school spirit. It's a wonderful place to hang out, party, learn, and get ready for "the real world."
Some of the stereotypes of my school is that it is not diverse at all and it is a school run by greek life. Though these stereotypes have some truth to them it is definitely exaggerated. A large population of the students at Lehigh are greek but it really only goes as far as an individual. There are strict rules on greek life on campus and students are always involved in multiple things on campus that are unrelated to their greek status. It is in no way a defining factor here although many students do choose to go greek. Lehigh's diversity is also very small but that's not to say there is none at all. I think Lehigh is just like any other somewhat conservative private institution, the school is really what you make of it and if diversity is what you're looking for, diversity is exactly what you'll find on campus... or it will find you!
I caught Julie at a wrestling match and asked her about her favorite sport to watch.
Lehigh University Saturday Morning Cocktails........... whoever said you could sleep in on saturdaysssssssssssss....
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
67% of students
attending Lehigh University receive some sort of financial aid.
15% were awarded federal grants.
While 45% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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