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Lehigh University Student Life

Lehigh University is on a 2,355-acre campus in a suburban setting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia. There are many activities and organizations for Lehigh University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Lehigh University also has fraternities and sororities.

Lehigh University has a thriving Cheese Club. In fact, more students participate in Cheese Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Lehigh University include Outing Club, South Asian Students Association, F1RSt and Marching 97.

Lehigh University students' favorite campus events are DanceFest, Fall Club Expo and Holi.

Lehigh University Housing

Lehigh University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Lehigh University students live off campus. In 2021, 28% of undergrads at Lehigh University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 49% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Lehigh University. There are 3,466 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,203 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,448 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 99% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Lehigh University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Lehigh University Athletics

At Lehigh University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Lehigh University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rowing Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Squash Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Field Hockey Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Volleyball Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Safety at Lehigh University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Lehigh University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Lehigh University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Lehigh University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Lehigh University has self defense training.

Plan a Visit to Lehigh University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Lehigh University, take Interstate 78 to Bethlehem, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lehigh Valley International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Lehigh University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Lehigh University Students

47%

Women

53%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

28%

In State

72%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

61%

10%

9%

8%

5%

4%

3%

0.06%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

5,203

Graduate Students

1,864

Non-Resident / International Students

481

Lehigh University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,067

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

50%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$57,470

Out-of-State

$57,470

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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