Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
25%
Acceptance Rate
13,871
Students Applied
24%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
101
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020
Other
Early Decision II
January 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$70
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
22%
Out-Of-State Students
73%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
62
49%
Submitting ACT
51%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1382
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
650
75th
730
Reading
25th
620
75th
700
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
63
Top 25%
89
Top 50%
99

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@lehigh.edu
Admissions Telephone: 610-758-3100
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.23 Average Rating
-Visit campus-much of my decision to come was based on the great atmosphere I was exposed to on my tour.
-Examine all of the unique options for degrees that Lehigh offers-IDEAS, IBE, and IRE@L are all integrated degrees not offered by any other school that provide excellent educations.
-Check out the spiral staircase in Linderman Library and picture yourself studying there...that image should be enough to make you want to come.
Stacy from Hope Valley, RI
Be proactive about financial aid and in general, know your stuff. Have as much information as possible and show professionalism and preparedness. Be assertive. Do all these things and you have a much higher chance of achieving your goals. Everything is set up to accommodate the average student. If you are coming in with AP or transfer credit, you must be aware of everything related to it. Do your research and be prepared to persevere toward the goal of taking the classes you need and want to take when you need and want to take them.
Tyler from Red Lion, PA
SAT scores and GPA play a decent part in being accepted, but more importantly participate in volunteer programs and be active in your high school and community.
Samantha from East Northport, NY
Lehigh University has a beautiful campus and it is always worth the visit. However, Lehigh has three campuses that are separated from each other. It can be difficult to travel from one campus to another, but usually undergraduates will stay in the Asa Packer Campus where all the academic classes are held. If you want to attend a school where all campuses are close, Lehigh has a disadvantage. Also, Lehigh is built on a mountain, so be prepared to do some exercise when you get here.
Christy
Come visit the school in the fall. At this time, it is most active and beautiful as the leaves are turning colors. Lehigh also offers programs that brings out high school seniors out to tour the campus. There are also opportunities for students to stay in a dorm, with a Lehigh student, for a night or two and experience how it's like to be a Lehigh student.
Samantha
Get involved, try new things, have an open mind, get into a routine, get plenty of sleep, vary your diet, and balance your time between studying and socializing.
Kaitlyn from Chambersburg, PA
Apply Early Decision. Your chance for acceptance increases so much, it is worth your effort to apply early.
Haley from Northampton, PA
If you are interested in Lehigh, first of all, don't stop working hard. The college curriculum is difficult to say the least, but learning time-management strategies early greatly aids in doing well. In addition, keep your mind open. There are some college experiences and groups that you, as a high school student, may never consider being a part of, but those are precisely the things that will make college so much fun.
Matthew from Georgetown, DE
Lear how to manage you time, and do not be afraid to ask for help! Everyone is very supportive and wants you too succed. Take advantage of the many tutoring resouces, your teaching assistant and more importantly your proffesor in order to have the best experience.
Era from Philadelphia, PA

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