Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, Bethlehem

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    Lehigh University, USA: Ranking, Programs, Application Deadlines, Admission 2021, Fees, Scholarships

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    Established in 1865, Lehigh University is a private research university, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in an urban and suburban area with 2,350 acres of land. Considered to be a hidden ivy league, it is best known for its research.

    The student’s population here represents 93 countries comprising 5,203 undergraduate enrollment and 1,864 graduates studying in the USA. The international student admission deadline is January 1st. No separate application form is required for international student admission to the university.

    Recognized by Princeton among the Best Value institutions in the USA, the tuition for international students is 56,980 USD per annum. Its graduates have been listed as the highest-paid graduates in the US and have some of the best job opportunities in the US available. The average starting salary of 2020 graduates is 67,000.

    Lehigh University Rankings

    University has been recognized nationally and globally for its academic and research. It made it in world rankings, national rankings, and even subjects made in rankings at national and global levels. It also got recognized for its values, innovation, and social mobility for higher education in US.

    • U.S. News & World Report 2021: #850
    • Times Higher Education Global university rankings 2021: #601 -800
    • QS World university rankings 2021: #551-560
    • ARWU global rankings: #701-800
    • UniRank World rankings: # 489

    Lehigh University Accommodation

    • The university provides housing facilities on campus for students.
    • The types of housing options available are residence halls, suite-and apartment-style housing, fraternity, and sorority housing, themed housing, off-campus housing, disability housing accommodations.
    • Residence Halls: Located throughout Asa Packer Campus, assigned to first-year students and is available to second-year students.
    • Suite and Apartment Style Housing: Available to sophomore, junior, and senior students, including apartment-living, campus features five complexes - Broadhead house, Farrington Square, Sayre Park village, Singleton, Hitch, and Maida houses, and Trembley Park, offered to all gender or co-ed style.
    • Fraternity and Sorority Housing: Chapter houses located on the hill along upper and lower Sayre Park roads.
    • Themed Housing: Designed for students to make connections within the campus and South Bethlehem community.
    • The typical first-year housing cost 9,030 USD.

    Lehigh University Programs

    • More than 2,300 programs and courses are offered by the university, comprising 110 undergraduate degree programs and majors; 87 research-based Ph.D. programs and professional master’s degree and certificate programs; and 20+ interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges.
    • University offers undergraduate studies with faculty mentorship, hands-on, experiential learning, and a global perspective. Studies are offered in the field of pre-dental, teacher education, and pre-optometry.
    • Bachelor’s degree, minor’s degree, interdisciplinary degree, accelerated master’s and certificates are offered by the university in the field of Arts; Business; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Health; Humanities; Interdisciplinary programs; Math & Natural Science; and Social Sciences.
    • Graduate programs offered by the university engage students in research and sharpen their professional skills. Research-based Ph.D. programs, a professional master’s degree and certificate programs, online programs, are offered in the field of business, Applied Sciences, Arts, Education and etc.
    • The most popular majors of 2019 graduates were Finance, General; Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering; Accounting; Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

    Top Programs in Lehigh University

    Lehigh University Application Process

    Application Portal: Online application

    Application Fee (non-refundable): 70 USD

    Basic Admission Requirements: LeHigh University requires its applicants to submit the following documents in order to complement their application form-

    • School Report (including counselor recommendation)
    • High school transcript.
    • Teacher recommendation.
    • Mid-year school report and transcript.
    • Final school report and transcript.
    • Official ACT/SAT score (optional)
    • English language proficiency proof (TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo).

    Lehigh University Admission Deadlines

    Undergraduate international applicants can apply in the Fall semester by the deadlines tabulated below. Please note that application deadlines for graduate admissions vary with programs.

    Application Deadlines
    Early Decision 1 November 1
    Early Decision 2 January 1
    Regular Decision January 1

    Lehigh University Cost of Attendance

    The estimated Cost of Attendance for Lehigh University students is tabulated below:

    Expense Cost Per Year (USD)
    Tuition 56,980
    Typical First-year Housing 9,030
    Full Meal Plan 6,300
    Technology Fee 490
    Activity Fee 250
    Wellness Fee 200
    Total 73,250

    In addition to that, book and supplies cost almost 1000 USD and personal expenses cost around 1,065 USD.

    LeHigh University Scholarships/Financial Aid

    The university proudly offers some 102 million dollars as grants and scholarships to its students which guarantees some kind of financial aid to minimum 50% of its candidates, thus making it one of the coveted choices among international students to study in the USA.

    • LeHigh University reserves the provision of getting loans, grants and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. A total of 114 M USD is given out as scholarships and grants. Federal loans, LeHigh Tuition loans and Private loans can be availed by students in need.
    • Alice P. Gast STEM scholarship is reserved for women students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Those with grade points more than 3.0 are given 12,500 USD for tuition and research-related fields.
    • Dean’s Scholars are full-time undergraduate students with more than 3.0 average grade point. 12,000 USD are given per academic year. This award can be renewed per year up to eight consecutive semesters.
    • Founder’s and Trustees’ Scholarship is valued at half or full tuition fee of an undergraduate full-time applicant. A student who falls in the first tier of applicants and has a cumulative grade point more than 3.0 is awarded with it.
    • Federal Work Study or Institutionally Funded Work Opportunity is also available for students to finance their education.

    Lehigh University Alumni Network

    Lehigh University alumni association offers some exclusive benefits to Lehigh University alumni.

    • The university sponsors an alumni insurance program for the members.
    • Lehigh Alumni Travel Program gives exclusive travel rates to alumni.
    • Lehigh alumni have access to university library resources, alongside the university newspaper.
    • The alumni also have access to previous academic records.
    • Alumni can also avail career services at the university.

    Notable Alumni

    • Felicia La Forgia- Head of Corporate Banking at U.S. Bank
    • Patricia Nugent- Vice President Public Relations at Mower
    • William Flannery- Chief Operating Officer at Ensono.

    Lehigh University Placements

    • The average starting salary of Lehigh graduates in 2020 was 67,000 USD per annum.
    • 434 unique employers hired Lehigh graduates from the class of 2020.
    • 95% of the class of 2020 are employed, continuing education, or pursuing military service or volunteer service.
    • More than 24,000 full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh’s Center for Career & professional development Job board. As a significance, the career center of the university is quite helpful for students in finding jobs and internships.
    • More than 3,000 alumni mentors are available for Lehigh students.
    • The graduation rate of Lehigh University is 90%, whereas the national graduation rate is 49% only.
    • The median earnings of the graduates after 6 years is 81,900 USD per year, whereas, the national median earnings of the graduates after 6 years is 33,028 USD per year.

    The average salary of Lehigh graduates by Job (PayScale) are tabulated below:

    Job Average Salary
    Mechanical Engineering 68,200 USD
    Marketing 49,600 USD
    Industrial Engineering 70,300 USD
    Accounting 63,900 USD
    Chemical Engineering 72,800 USD

    University of Lehigh students are placed at high companies. The Placement Cell of the institute, Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) is rigorous in student training and has placed the reputation at a higher benchmark. Top employers are: Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google.

    Lehigh University FAQs

    Ques. What is the tuition fee of Lehigh University students?

    Ans. It is recognized by Princeton among the Best Value institutions in the USA, the tuition for international students is 56,980 USD per annum.

    Ques. Is the SAT or ACT score required for admission to Lehigh University?

    Ans. No, the University has a test-optional policy. Applicants may or may not choose to submit these scores.

    Ques. What are the application deadlines for international students for admission to Lehigh University?

    Ans. The application deadline is January 1 for international students by Regular Decision. Applicants can also apply by Early Decision.

    Ques. Is Lehigh University easy to get in?

    Ans. No. This university is highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 38% (Fall 2019).

    Ques. Is there a separate application form required for international students for admission to Lehigh University?

    Ans. No, there’s no requirement for a separate application.

    Ques. Is there conditional admission offered to international students at Lehigh University?

    Ans. No, there’s no conditional admission offered to international students.

    Ques. Are there early decision and early action options available for international students at Lehigh University?

    Ans. Only early decision options are available. The application deadlines are November 1 for Early Decision I and January 1 for Early Decision 2.

    Ques. What are the English requirements for admission to Lehigh University?

    Ans. The English requirements are TOEFL ( internet-based) - 90; TOEFL ITP plus - 627; IELTS - 7.0; Duolingo - 110

    Ques. What is the average salary of Lehigh University graduates?

    Ans. The average starting salary of Lehigh graduates in 2020 was 67k USD per annum.

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    Lehigh University Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $52,480 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-6.5--
    TOEFL Check Detailed Score-79--
    SAT Check Detailed Score13501270143051
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660620700-
    ACT Check Detailed Score31293249

    Lehigh University Acceptance Rate

    25.2 %

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    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $52,480 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $22,500 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,000 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $13,120 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,065 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $13,120 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $1,065 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $1,065 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $1,065 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses


    College of Business and Economics, Lehigh University

    Address: Rauch Business Center, 621 Taylor St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    Program wise accreditation
    Psychology Programs
    American Psychological Association
    National Association of Schools of Theatre


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    Ranked #601 - #800

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    Ranked #301 - #400

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    Ranked #401 - #500

    Humanities (International)

    Ranked #301 - #400

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    College Rating

    Based on 15 Students Rating

    8.2 out of 10
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    8.0 /10

    Better research scope on my field and great professors, not that high expensive city etc

    Course Curriculum :

    Courses are fabulous and the way of teaching is fascinating. The professors are really helpful and also the TAs of each courses are offering office hours to clear any kind of doubts that we have. Professors are sometimes teaching their research projects also.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8.0 /10

    I always had a dream to study in the USA and settle down there and I knew many of my seniors who had applied to this college. My 9.2 GPA score in 12th helped me with the admission process. I had applied via a common application form located on its website for which I had to pay $70.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course was diverse and taught me all the essential knowledge which was required. I studied subjects like Financial Accounting, Business Law, Financial Markets, Microeconomics. All the subjects gave me essential skills and understanding.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    9.5 /10

    I decided to take the help of consultancy service to find a good college for me, they helped to sort out colleges for me to pursue my bachelor's. I applied to 4-5 colleges and this was the only college that sent me an acceptance letter. I filled the online application form by paying an application fee of $70 on the website of the college and went ahead with the further application process.

    Course Curriculum :

    The degree provides balanced exposure to a solid business core, a minimum of one major area of specialization, and courses beyond business including 15 credits distributed across ways of knowing in the liberal arts and sciences, i.e., social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. We may major in up to two of the significant areas of study- Accounting, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    9.5 /10

    This college was the one that fitted best in my budget and the course was only a year-long, so made my decision and opted for this college. I paid an application fee of $70 to apply through the official website and went ahead with the admission process. Over to that, I wanted to study in the USA and stay here for a long time.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program is designed to provide us with a strong education in advanced finance and quantitative financial analysis tools using key concepts from financial theory, applied mathematics, and engineering. Also, the curriculum is intended for career opportunities in areas such as portfolio management, securities trading, investment banking, risk management, and financial information systems.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
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    8.0 /10

    I have always wanted to study in in the USA from a very early age. But I had applied to three universities before I got admission here. In comparison, my 8.5 GPA helped me get the course I wanted. I filled out the common application form on its website for admission, paying $70. A minimum of 9.1 GPA in my high school was also mandatory.

    Course Curriculum :

    It has very rigorous and highly relevant curriculum of instruction. I was taught how to recognize the strong linkage between theory and practice, and the need for teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. Course activities provided the learning environment to acquire professional-level competency throughout the curriculum by developing integrated marketing communication campaigns, designing and implementing marketing research projects

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Restaurant
    • Pharmacy
    • Hospital
    • Airport
    • Shopping Mall

    Bus Station

    Brdwy&wyandottes0.23 km
    Brdwy&montclairn0.34 km
    Broadway&4ths0.41 km
    4th&Newe0.43 km
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    Subway Restaurants0.44 km
    The Bookstore Speakeasy0.50 km
    Tapas On Main1.54 km
    McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar1.61 km
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    South Bethlehem Family Practice0.96 km
    Star Wellness Southside - Bethlehem0.98 km
    St. Luke's Neurosurgical Associates1.06 km
    St. Luke's Infectious Disease Associates1.06 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Canal Plaza1.31 km
    Bethlehem Plaza Mall1.68 km
    Main Street Commons1.71 km
    The Outlets at Wind Creek2.01 km
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    Book Store

    Bookstore0.36 km
    Moravian Book Shop1.44 km
    Steel City Comics and Games1.83 km
    Freedom Toys & Collectibles2.03 km
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    CryoConcepts LP0.77 km
    Fountain Hill Pharmacy1.22 km
    Rite Aid Pharmacy4.34 km
    Stefko Pharmacy4.40 km
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    Hospital Helipad1.18 km
    Airport Associates LP6.01 km
    Becker Airport Services6.58 km
    Allentown Airport6.69 km
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