Lehigh UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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$55,240

Avg tuition

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About Lehigh University

Lehigh University is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,953, and admissions are highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 32%. The university offers 75 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 90%, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Tuition and fees for students are $55,240.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

32% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 32%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 93%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 90%

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1280-1450

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 29-33

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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46%

Female Student Population

9:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

7k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

59%

Non-U.S. Citizen

16%

Hispanic

8%

Asian

7%

Unknown

4%

Black

4%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

18% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

18%

State Grant Aid

8%

Institution Grant Aid

50%

Pell Grant

18%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,466
State Grant Aid $3,280
Institution Grant Aid $40,267
Pell Grant Aid $5,094
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.