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How hard is it to get into Lehigh and can I get accepted? The school has a 32% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,023 out of 15,649 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 12 percent. Lehigh University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||660|
|SAT Composite 25th||1280|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1450|
|Average SAT Score||1370|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lehigh University?
Lehigh University typically requires applicants to be in the top 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1450 and Above||Good||>44%|
|1365 to 1450||Avg +||32%-44%|
|1280 to 1365||Avg -||22%-32%|
|1195 to 1280||Reach||14%-22%|
|Less than 1195||Low||<14%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||30|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||31|
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 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lehigh University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>44%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||32%-44%|
|29 to 31||Avg -||22%-32%|
|27 to 29||Reach||14%-22%|
|Less than 27||Low||<14%|
What GPA do you need to get into Lehigh University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Lehigh. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lehigh University was 3.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Lehigh will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.81 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
64% of Lehigh University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||30%||28%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Lehigh University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
63% of students submit their SAT scores to Lehigh. 37% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
32% of those who apply are granted admission to Lehigh. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1280 and 1450. 63% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 33. 37% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.