Lehigh University

Lehigh University

Lehigh University was founded in 1865 as a four-year technical school. The main campus of the university covers more than 1,500 acres in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The campus also includes around 150 well maintained buildings. Apart from its main campus, the university also runs the Mountaintop Campus and the Murray H. Goodman Campus. Lehigh University is organized into the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Education
  • P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Lehigh University competes in 25 different NCAA Division I sports. Its sports teams are known as The Mountain Hawks. As a part of NCAA's Division I, the sports teams of the university mostly compete in the Patriot League.

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Lehigh University
27 Memorial Dr W
Bethlehem , PA 18015
General Phone: (610) 758-3000

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Lehigh Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management417business, business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management science, ...
Engineering406biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Liberal Arts202American studies, Asian studies, Russian studies, African-American studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, ...
Education and Teaching162education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, student counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Science155biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, biopsychology, science and society, astronomy, astrophysics, ...
Computer Science and Engineering94information science, computer science, computer support, computer engineering
Therapy and Counseling85cognitive science, psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology
Media41journalism, communication and journalism
Architecture and Planning39architecture
Mathematics30mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Medicine29neuroscience, pre-dentistry, pre-med, pharmaceutical economics
Design17design and visual communication, design and applied arts
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental studies, environmental science
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Music6music, music theory and composition
Art Studies3art studies
Fine Arts2art history and criticism
Engineering Technician0engineering technician

Number of programs and degrees for Lehigh in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,09273
Master's degree52256
Doctor's degree9838

Lehigh Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lehigh had a total enrollment of 6,845 students (6,251 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 64%
Graduate 36%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 32%
22-24 11%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey27%
New York14%
(International Students)3%
State unknown1%

Lehigh Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 93 %

Lehigh Room and Board (2007)

Lehigh offers campus housing for 2,490 of its 6,251 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lehigh Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal590680
SAT Math640720

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lehigh Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,550
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,550
Room and board $ 9,770
Room charge $ 5,660
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,110
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,220

Financial Aid:
Lehigh participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 328900)

Lehigh Faculty

Lehigh has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year180$126,61428$106,729
Associate professoracademic year67$84,05439$79,674
Assistant professoracademic year56$79,29638$84,913
Lectureracademic year20$69,25515$56,193
All faculty totalacademic year323$106,030120$84,711

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lehigh Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Patriot League
Basketball Patriot League
Baseball Patriot League
Track Patriot League

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports334376

Lehigh Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Structural Engineering
Systems Engineering

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics (MS, PhD)
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Evolutionary Biology
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Science, Technology and Society

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Science
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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