About Lehigh

Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for more than 7,000 students. With five distinguished colleges and an ideal student-to-faculty ratio, Lehigh offers world-class academic opportunities on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses.

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With more than 100 majors, minors and programs across four undergraduate colleges, Lehigh offers students a broad selection of academic options. Students benefit from the learning opportunities of a larger research university with the personal attention of a small, private college. We offer many unique interdisciplinary programs, including Computer Science and Business (CSB), Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) and Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE), and many more programs that cross colleges and fields of study. 

At our core, we provide creative problem solvers the tools to impact humanity. Lehigh prioritizes hands-on learning and provides experiential opportunities in every field of study to prepare you to solve problems that impact the real world. Here, your professors are more than teachers—they are mentors. Our faculty members work hand in hand with undergraduate students to create a collaborative environment where impactful ideas are born.

Student Life
Lehigh University blends rigorous academic programs with a vibrant life in and outside the classroom. Our environment fosters personal growth and development, and Lehigh is committed to nurturing a welcoming and inclusive campus environment that celebrates differences and is built upon a foundation of mutual respect. Students have access to more than 200 clubs and organizations with options ranging from professional and academic organizations to intramural and club sports to performing arts and political clubs—and if you can’t find your niche, you’ll have the resources to create your own. You’ll also find nationally recognized welcoming spaces across campus—the Center for Gender Equity, the Chaplain’s Office, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Pride Center and the Office of Student Access and Success—that facilitate connections and community building.


Post-Graduate Success
Lehigh’s hands-on interdisciplinary approach prepares students for success by engaging them in meaningful real-world experiences. For the Class of 2019, 95% of graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation and earned an average starting salary of $67,000/year. Our proven results are recognized by a number of media and industry sources including being ranked #23 in Payscale’s Best Universities for a Bachelor’s Degree, #16 for Best Career Placement in Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges and # 29 on The Washington Post’s “Return on Investment Over 30 Years” list . Our graduates leave campus ready for a wide range of careers and post-graduate studies across the country and around the globe.




Deadline Information
Early Decision: November 1
Early Decision II: January 1
Regular Decision: January 1

Early Decision candidates will be notified of their admission status in mid-December, Early Decision II candidates will be notified of their admission status in mid-February. The major benefit of an Early Decision application is that our acceptance rate is significantly higher; however, Early Deicison is a binding commitment. Please visit www.lehigh.edu/admissions for more information. 

Regular Decision candidates will be notified in late March. 

Application Requirements

  • Coalition Application and Additional Lehigh Questions or Common Application and Lehigh Questions and Writing Supplement
  • School Report (including counselor recommendation) and Official High School Transcript
  • Teacher Recommendation (one from a English, foreign language, math, science or social studies teacher)
  • Mid-year School Report and Transcript
    Final School Report and Transcript
  • $70 Application Fee
  • Official SAT or ACT scores - Optional, but any submitted scores will be evaluated

Financial Aid 
Lehigh University is committed to providing financial assistance for all qualifying admitted and current students, and we continually seek new ways to provide access to a Lehigh education for all students.  We understand that the process of applying for financial aid may be confusing or stressful, and we are here to help you in any way we can.

The Office of Financial Aid determines your financial aid award based solely on your family’s demonstrated financial need. We consider many factors, such as your family’s income, assets, size and unusual expenses, and our program is designed to help families across the economic spectrum. Please visit the Financial Aid website for full details and the Net Price Calculator.


  • Net Price Calculator
  • More than 50% of current students receive some form of financial aid 
  • $114M available in grants and scholarships
  • Average need-based grant for 2019-2020: $47,745
  • 95% of undergraduate families with an income less than $75,000 received grants & scholarships in an amount greater than the full cost of tuition* * For 2019-20, assuming typical assets and typical family circumstances.
  • Total cost of attendance for 2020-21: $72,440

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