Lehigh University Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Lehigh University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Lehigh University? The school has a 26% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,499 out of 13,403 applicants were admitted making Lehigh University 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 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Lehigh University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1300
SAT Scores for Lehigh University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1470
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Lehigh University typically requires applicants to be in the top 12 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 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 1215. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1385 out of 1600. 58 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
1470 and Above Good >37%
1385 to 1470 Avg + 26%-37%
1300 to 1385 Avg - 17%-26%
1215 to 1300 Reach 11%-17%
Less than 1215 Low <11%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Lehigh University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Lehigh University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 32
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Lehigh University 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. 42 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 >42%
30 to 32 Avg + 26%-42%
29 to 30 Avg - 20%-26%
28 to 29 Reach 15%-20%
Less than 28 Low <15%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

Admission Statistics

Lehigh University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,855 7,548 13,403
Accepted 1,722 1,777 3,499
Acceptance Rate 29% 24% 26%
Enrolled 559 690 1,249
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 39% 36%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are 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.