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Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate37%
Acceptance Rate37%

About Lehigh

For more than 150 years, Lehigh’s interdisciplinary nature and focus on the work of today has prepared students to take on the challenges of tomorrow. Located in Bethlehem, part of Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley, Lehigh is one of the nation's most distinguished private research universities. Our ideal size of around 5,000 undergraduates and 2,000 grad students is large enough to offer world-class faculty and rigorous academics, but small enough to allow for close mentorship and hands-on research. Through creative problem solving, a collaborative culture and a focus on impacting humanity, Lehigh students are built for future success.

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From Lehigh University

At Lehigh, we believe that with every challenge comes opportunity. Together we can tackle some of the biggest issues facing our planet—bettering ourselves, and the world, on the way.

As one of the nation's most distinguished private research universities, we are built to offer a unique undergraduate experience marked by abundant opportunities and resources, and the support you’ll need to accomplish whatever you set out to do. Here, you’ll join a dynamic and collaborative community that will push you to be your best both in and out of the classroom.

Lehigh University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Lehigh was founded in 1865. The college enrolls around 7,394 students a year, including 5,624 undergrad students.

Lehigh Acceptance Rate

It is extremely difficult to get into Lehigh. Lehigh admitted 37% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 15,163 students applied to Lehigh and 5,607 were admitted.

Lehigh University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 37%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%

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Lehigh University is located in the town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

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College Info

Lehigh Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lehigh is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lehigh is Apr 1.

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Lehigh University is a member of the Coalition for College.

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Lehigh SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1350 - 1480


Math SAT Range

680 - 770


Reading SAT Range

660 - 720

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1350 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lehigh students is 1409. Applicants with SAT scores of 1480 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lehigh, while applicants with SAT scores between 1350 to 1480 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1350 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lehigh.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lehigh is like? There are approximately 7,394 students enrolled at Lehigh, including 5,624 undergraduate students and 1,770 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 27% percent are from PA and 73% percent of students are from other states.


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