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Study at Lehigh University

Lehigh University was founded in 1865 as a four-year technical school. The main campus of the university covers more than 1, 500 acres in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The campus also includes around 150 well maintained buildings. Apart from its main campus, the university also runs the Mountaintop Campus and the Murray H. Goodman Campus. Lehigh University is organized into the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Education
  • P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Lehigh University competes in 25 different NCAA Division I sports. Its sports teams are known as The Mountain Hawks. As a part of NCAA's Division I, the sports teams of the university mostly compete in the Patriot League.

Profile of Lehigh University

The campus of Lehigh is in Bethlehem, PA, which is a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Lehigh include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Lehigh is known for its programs in science and engineering.

Lehigh Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into Lehigh is challenging; it only admitted 32% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 600. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 680 and 710.


Lehigh maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Lehigh is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 6, 845 students enrolled (6, 084 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Lehigh. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Patriot League.

Lehigh Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management464finance, accounting, marketing, managerial economics, logistics, business management, management science, entrepreneurship, . . .
Engineering438mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials engineering, environmental engineering, . . .
Liberal Arts208political science, English, history, international relations, sociology, American studies, Spanish language, urban studies, . . .
Education and Teaching176educational administration, special ed, school Counselling, education courses, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, student Counselling, curriculum and instruction, . . .
Science161chemistry, biology, biopsychology, molecular biology, physics, biochemistry, geological and earth sciences, ecology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling103psychology, school psychology, Counselling psychology, cognitive science
Computer Science and Engineering100computer science, computer engineering, information science, computer support
Architecture and Planning28architecture
Mathematics21mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Media21journalism, communication and journalism
Design13design and visual communication, design and applied arts
Drama and Performing Arts12drama
Religion and Philosophy11religion, philosophy
Medicine10pharmaceutical economics, pre-med, pre-dentistry
Music6music, music theory and composition
Art Studies5art studies
Fine Arts5art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Engineering Technician0engineering technician

Contact: Lehigh

Lehigh University

27 Memorial Dr W

Bethlehem, PA 18015

General Phone: (610) 758-3000


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