#4 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
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Location Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Online lehigh.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lehigh University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 15,622 prospective students applied, and 3,488 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,275 enrolled in the school.  6,093 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 756 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $52,480 plus fees of $450. Lehigh is ranked 44 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Lehigh is rated within the top 10% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1270/1450
ACT 29/33
GPA 3.81
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Lehigh University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$450
Room and Board $13,600
Budget for Other Expenses$1,065
Total One Year Cost$68,595

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$89,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
87% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lehigh University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
Engineering 24%
Social Sciences 9%
Biology 5%
Psychology 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213543 IPEDS survey data for Lehigh University.