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Lehigh University College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Lehigh University

Lehigh University

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Lehigh University Description:

Located in picturesque Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lehigh University is situated on three contiguous campuses totally 1,600 acres. Lehigh is best known for its excellent engineering and applied science programs, but its college of business is nationally ranked and equally popular among undergraduates. The university boasts an impressive 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio, but because of Lehigh's strong research focus, class sizes average in the 25-30 student range. For a school of its academic caliber, Lehigh has an impressive NCAA Division I athletic program. The Mountain Hawks compete in the Patriot League.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,080 (4,883 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 57% Male / 43% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Scholarships for Lehigh (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,220
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,230
  • Other Expenses: $1,065
  • Total Cost: $55,515

Lehigh University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 69%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 52%
    • Loans: 51%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,551
    • Loans: $7,291

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 78%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 88%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Lehigh University Mission Statement:

complete mission statement can be found at http://www.lehigh.edu/coursecatalog/mission-statement.html

To advance learning through the integration of teaching, research, and service to others.

Excellence is the hallmark of a university of distinction. Excellence requires a total quality commitment, which must characterize every activity of Lehigh University.

Lehigh is an independent, coeducational university with programs in the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, offering bachelor's degrees primarily to full-time, residential students and graduate degrees through the doctorate for both full-time and part-time students. Lehigh is small enough to be personal, yet large enough to provide stimulating diversity and to play important national and international roles.

Since Lehigh's founding in 1865, the faculty has emphasized the integration of the academic disciplines, combining the cultural with the professional, the theoretical with the practical, and the humanistic with the technological in a modern, liberal education that serves as preparation for a useful life. Lehigh is an intellectually unified community of learners, and in this sense Lehigh is an integral university.

Lehigh strives to earn international prominence as a university of special distinction through its integration of teaching, research, and service to society. The integrating element of teaching, research and service is learning, which is the principal mission of all members of the Lehigh community.

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