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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:  7,096 (4,931 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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty501116
Research and public service02
Total graduate assistants-543
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$39,780$40,960$42,220$43,5203.1%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,520$10,840$11,230$11,5602.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,520$10,840$11,230$11,5602.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$52,520$54,020$55,515$57,1452.9%
Off Campus$52,520$54,020$55,515$57,1452.9%
Off Campus with Family$42,000$43,180$44,285$45,5852.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid182468%————
Grant or scholarship aid64153%$18,123,398$28,274
Federal grants20617%$866,900$4,208
Pell grants20617%$866,100$4,204
Other federal grants(*)0%(*)(*)
State/local government grant or scholarships11710%$398,943$3,410
Institutional grants or scholarships62651%$16,857,555$26,929
Student loan aid58948%$4,759,017$8,080
Federal student loans57547%$3,163,124$5,501
Other student loans1089%$1,595,893$14,777
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,53152%$71,695,675$28,327
Pell grants71915%$2,892,840$4,023
Federal student loans2,19545%$14,060,847$6,406
  • 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$24,510$25,331$27,153
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$18,433$15,400$16,142
$30,001 – $48,000$13,906$13,011$16,044
$48,001 – $75,000$18,545$18,738$20,645
$75,001 – $110,000$23,583$25,309$26,890
$110,001 and more$40,134$41,405$42,404
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment7,096
Undergraduate enrollment4,931
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment41
Graduate enrollment2,165
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 56%
Female: 44%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 24%
Out-of-state: 69%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants12,5897,1445,445
Percent admitted31%30%32%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%32%29%
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 2013 (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 Reading580670
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: 94%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 86%
(*) 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 2005]
4-year: 78%
6-year: 87%
8-year: 87%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 73%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 83%
Female: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 90%
Black or African American: 62%
Hispanic/Latino: 77%
White: 88%
Two or more races: 78%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 83%
Non-resident alien: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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 total25--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies2--
American/United States Studies/Civilization13-
Asian Studies/Civilization0--
Russian Studies0--
Women's Studies1--
Category total43-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General310-
Evolutionary Biology-03
Molecular Biology58d2
Category total748d5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-31d-
Business/Managerial Economics19102
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other-6-
Finance, General13811d-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-1-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management2011d-
Management Information Systems and Services, Other-0-
Management Information Systems, General9--
Management Science105-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General551-
Project Management-17d-
Category total320126d2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Technical and Scientific Communication0--
Category total19--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other15--
Computer Science13136
Information Science/Studies130-
Category total41136
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-29d-
Curriculum and Instruction--0
Education, Other-14-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-46d15d
Educational/Instructional Technology-90
Elementary Education and Teaching-12-
International and Comparative Education-17d-
Secondary Education and Teaching-19-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--0
Special Education and Teaching, General-310
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-0-
Category total-177d15d
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering293-
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering-8d-
Chemical Engineering432d7
Civil Engineering, General4612
Computer Engineering, General2042
Electrical and Electronics Engineering24236
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2--
Engineering, Other21d0
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering12131
Industrial Engineering3531d1
Manufacturing Engineering-6d-
Materials Engineering2652
Mechanical Engineering11558d9d
Polymer/Plastics Engineering-6d0
Structural Engineering0241
Systems Engineering-0-
Category total354185d31d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General2144
Category total2144
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature1--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1--
French Language and Literature0--
German Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature4--
Category total8--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Dentistry Studies0--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies4--
Category total4--
History, General2524
Category total2524
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-10
Financial Mathematics-38d-
Mathematics, General2042
Statistics, General52-
Category total2545d2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization2--
Biological and Physical Sciences0--
Cognitive Science1--
International/Global Studies26--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other14--
Science, Technology and Society2--
Category total45--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies2--
Natural Resources Management and Policy-6-
Category total26-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies0--
Category total3--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1417d8
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other1824
Geology/Earth Science, General00-
Physics, General469
Category total3625d21
Counseling Psychology--5
Psychology, General4231
School Psychology-34
Category total42610
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs24--
Political Science and Government, General4211-
Urban Studies/Affairs0--
Category total8619-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation8--
Art/Art Studies, General1--
Design and Visual Communications, General22--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General9--
Music History, Literature, and Theory0--
Music, General3--
Category total43--
Grand total1,177619100
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined140121
Field Hockey28
Swimming and Diving2521
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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations71115
Liquor law violations164167106
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations7812
Liquor law violations9710182
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible134
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible134
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
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 Year201120102009
Default rate0.9%1.4%1.9%
Number in default81214
Number in repayment837816707
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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