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IPEDS ID: 213543
OPE ID: 00328900
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Lehigh University
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
General information:  (610) 758-3000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,119 (5,062 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty506114
Research and public service02
Total graduate assistants-547
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$40,960$42,220$43,520$44,8903.1%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,840$11,230$11,560$11,8802.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,840$11,230$11,560$11,8802.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$54,020$55,515$57,145$58,8353.0%
Off Campus$54,020$55,515$57,145$58,8353.0%
Off Campus with Family$43,180$44,285$45,585$46,9553.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid179366%————
Grant or scholarship aid59550%$17,351,028$29,161
Federal grants16714%$738,015$4,419
Pell grants16714%$738,015$4,419
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships988%$351,962$3,591
Institutional grants or scholarships58949%$16,261,051$27,608
Student loan aid55046%$4,407,009$8,013
Federal student loans54245%$3,003,058$5,541
Other student loans908%$1,403,951$15,599
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,53751%$75,047,771$29,581
Pell grants72815%$3,121,987$4,288
Federal student loans2,16844%$13,774,317$6,353
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$25,331$27,153$27,848
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$15,400$16,142$15,155
$30,001 – $48,000$13,011$16,044$16,584
$48,001 – $75,000$18,738$20,645$22,040
$75,001 – $110,000$25,309$26,890$28,417
$110,001 and more$41,405$42,404$43,618
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment7,119
Undergraduate enrollment5,062
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment29
Graduate enrollment2,057
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 55%
Female: 45%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 23%
Out-of-state: 68%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 61%
Part-time: 39%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants11,5126,6044,908
Percent admitted34%31%39%
Percent admitted who enrolled33%35%31%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading590670
SAT Math640740
ACT Composite2832
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 98 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 87%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 78%
6-year: 88%
8-year: 89%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 76%
6-year: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 86%
Female: 89%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 87%
Black or African American: 73%
Hispanic/Latino: 79%
White: 90%
Two or more races: 88%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 88%
Non-resident alien: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism, General0--
Category total33--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies1--
American/United States Studies/Civilization07-
Asian Studies/Civilization1--
Russian Studies0--
Women's Studies1--
Category total37-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General4000
Evolutionary Biology-01
Molecular Biology911d5
Category total8911d6
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-26d-
Business/Managerial Economics35163
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other-2-
Finance, General12413d-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management308d-
Management Information Systems and Services, Other-0-
Management Science714d-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General502-
Project Management-12d-
Category total294128d3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Technical and Scientific Communication3--
Category total19--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other17--
Computer Science34154
Information Science/Studies70-
Information Technology16--
Category total74154
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-26d-
Curriculum and Instruction-00
Education, Other-9-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-24d8d
Educational/Instructional Technology-82
Elementary Education and Teaching-10-
International and Comparative Education-21d0
Secondary Education and Teaching-17-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-00
Special Education and Teaching, General-251
Category total-140d11d
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering4620
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering-8d-
Chemical Engineering4036
Civil Engineering, General3861
Computer Engineering, General1432
Electrical and Electronics Engineering31284
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0--
Engineering, Other31d0
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering14100
Industrial Engineering4940d3
Manufacturing Engineering-11d-
Materials Engineering3335
Mechanical Engineering10450d6
Polymer/Plastics Engineering-4d3
Structural Engineering-282
Category total372197d32
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General2477
Category total2477
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0--
French Language and Literature1--
German Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total2--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Dentistry Studies0--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies0--
Category total0--
History, General1041
Category total1041
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-01
Financial Mathematics-54-
Mathematics, General1125
Statistics, General25-
Category total13616
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization0--
Biological and Physical Sciences0--
Cognitive Science5--
International/Global Studies37--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other200-
Science, Technology and Society0--
Category total620-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies4--
Natural Resources Management and Policy-5-
Category total45-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies0--
Category total3--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General519d3
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other3331
Geology/Earth Science, General000
Physics, General8910
Category total5031d14
Counseling Psychology-02
Psychology, General4161
School Psychology-57
Category total411110
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs16--
Political Science and Government, General2713-
Urban Studies/Affairs0--
Category total5820-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0--
Art/Art Studies, General0--
Design and Visual Communications, General17--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3--
Music History, Literature, and Theory0--
Music, General1--
Category total21--
Grand total1,17263794
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 15
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $8,089
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined151134
Field Hockey25
Swimming and Diving24
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs12/3/1993 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/18/1999 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1990 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations111527
Liquor law violations167106105
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations81216
Liquor law violations1018243
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible343
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault003
Motor vehicle theft000
  • For 2012, Line f. changed from 1 to 0 because the information was entered in error. There were 0 aggravated assaults on campus in 2012.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible343
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate1.1%0.9%1.4%
Number in default10812
Number in repayment907837816
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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