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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Lehigh University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
25.2%
Admission Difficulty for Lehigh University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Lehigh and can I get accepted? The school has a 25% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,489 out of 13,871 applicants were admitted making Lehigh a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Lehigh SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1330-1480
Applicants Submitting SAT
51%
SAT Scores for Lehigh University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1330
SAT Scores for Lehigh University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1480
Average SAT Score 1410

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lehigh University?

Lehigh University typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1250. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1410 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lehigh University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1480 and Above Good >36%
1405 to 1480 Avg + 25%-36%
1330 to 1405 Avg - 16%-25%
1255 to 1330 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1255 Low <10%
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Lehigh ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for Lehigh University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Lehigh University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lehigh?

Admission data indicates that Lehigh regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lehigh University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lehigh University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >40%
30 to 32 Avg + 25%-40%
29 to 30 Avg - 19%-25%
28 to 29 Reach 14%-19%
Less than 28 Low <14%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Lehigh University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

64% of Lehigh University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lehigh University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 64%
Top 25% of class 92%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Lehigh University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,283 7,588 13,871
Accepted 1,789 1,700 3,489
Acceptance Rate 28% 22% 25%
Enrolled 598 636 1,234
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 37% 35%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lehigh University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Lehigh University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lehigh University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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