Lehigh University

Lehigh University

Bethlehem , United States
  • 25
    Acceptance Rate
  • 6849
  • 72
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Lehigh has 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. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest, with 35% of the university's students. The university offers a variety of degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Lehigh tied for 50th among national universities, 26th for "Best Value Schools", and tied for 30th for "Best Undergraduate Teaching" in its 2020 edition of "Best Colleges". The Economist ranked Lehigh 7th among national universities in its 2015 ranking of non-vocational U.S. colleges ranked by alumni earnings above expectation.U.S. News & World Report classifies Lehigh's selectivity as "Most Selective."[16] For the Class of 2022 (enrolled fall 2018), Lehigh received 15,623 applications and accepted 3,418 (22%). Per Lehigh's school newspaper, 2022 marked the most selective year with a 19% acceptance rate for regular decision applicants.

Entry requirements

1)Common Application and Lehigh Questions and Writing Supplement

Electronic submission through the Common Application website is required.

2)Recommendations and Reports

School Report (including counselor recommendation) and Official High School Transcript

3)Teacher Recommendation (one)

Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged.

4)Midyear Report Forms

Please ask your school to submit this once the first semester, second quarter or second trimester is completed.

5)Final Report

Please submit after graduation.

6)$70 Application Fee

7)Official SAT or ACT scores

Lehigh accepts self-reported scores from students via the Common Application or an email. 

The highest section scores across test dates, whether a superscored SAT or superscored ACT, submitted to Lehigh will be considered. SAT Subject Tests are not required for admissions, but are recommended as college credit may be awarded for scores of 700 or higher. 

All non-US citizens are required to submit the Certificate of Finances form filled out for all four years.

English proficiency requirements: scores must be submitted directly from the testing/assessment agency and the most competitive candidates score above a 90 on the TOEFL, 7.0 on the IELTS or 110 on Duolingo. 

Scholarship & funding

Grants and Scholarships are resources also known collectively as “gift aid” – they do not need to be repaid or earned by working.  Most grants are considered need-based awards.

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Student life

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