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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
Website:  www.lehigh.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,017 (5,075 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher 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
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty542100
Instructional542100
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-447
Instructional-212
Research-235
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$44,890$46,230$48,320$50,7405.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,880$12,280$12,690$13,1203.4%
Other$1,065$1,065$1,065$1,0650.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,880$12,280$12,690$13,1203.4%
Other$1,065$1,065$1,065$1,0650.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,065$1,065$1,065$1,0650.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$58,835$60,575$63,075$65,9254.5%
Off Campus$58,835$60,575$63,075$65,9254.5%
Off Campus with Family$46,955$48,295$50,385$52,8054.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$26,280
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid185869%————
Grant or scholarship aid59548%$21,428,108$36,014
Federal grants18415%$948,301$5,154
Pell grants18415%$838,301$4,556
Other federal grants282%$110,000$3,929
State/local government grant or scholarships927%$342,022$3,718
Institutional grants or scholarships58847%$20,137,785$34,248
Student loan aid55044%$4,587,734$8,341
Federal student loans53543%$2,683,462$5,016
Other student loans13611%$1,904,272$14,002
  • 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 aid12,52350%$89,104,212$35,317
Pell grants71414%$3,147,234$4,408
Federal student loans2,03840%$12,333,870$6,052
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$27,715$27,478$26,933
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$19,233$20,231$13,624
$30,001 – $48,000$15,374$14,106$13,348
$48,001 – $75,000$22,814$18,432$16,975
$75,001 – $110,000$29,164$28,298$25,993
$110,001 and more$45,486$45,419$51,111
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment7,017
Undergraduate enrollment5,075
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment30
Graduate enrollment1,942
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%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: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 22%
Out-of-state: 68%
Foreign countries: 8%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 37%
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: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants13,8717,5886,283
Percent admitted25%22%28%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%37%33%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT62651%
ACT60849%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620700
SAT Math650730
ACT Composite2932
ACT English2834
ACT Math2732
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 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 97 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
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 2009]
4-year: 74%
6-year: 88%
8-year: 88%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 76%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 84%
Female: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 85%
Black or African American: 84%
Hispanic/Latino: 86%
White: 87%
Two or more races: 82%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 81%
Non-resident alien: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • 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---
Architecture18---
Category total18---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies1---
American/United States Studies/Civilization03--
Asian Studies/Civilization1---
Russian Studies0---
Women's Studies1--1
Category total33-1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry800-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3900-
Evolutionary Biology-11-
Molecular Biology77d3-
Neuroscience2800-
Category total828d4-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting7221--
Business Administration and Management, General-24d--
Business/Commerce, General1022--
Business/Managerial Economics2874-
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other-6d--
Finance, General1584--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management147d-3
Management Information Systems and Services, Other-0--
Management Science04d--
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other---1
Marketing/Marketing Management, General573--
Project Management-4--
Category total339102d44
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism24---
Technical and Scientific Communication1---
Category total25---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0---
Computer Science85123-
Information Science/Studies00--
Information Technology23---
Category total108123-
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-27d--
Curriculum and Instruction-00-
Education, Other-10--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-52d9d-
Educational/Instructional Technology-194-
Elementary Education and Teaching-7--
International and Comparative Education-11d2-
Secondary Education and Teaching-9--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-00-
Special Education and Teaching, General-131-
Category total-148d16d-
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering4210-
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering-4d--
Chemical Engineering538d9-
Civil Engineering, General3531-
Computer Engineering, General2631-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering37267-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0---
Engineering, Other6101
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1681-
Industrial Engineering5146d4-
Manufacturing Engineering-9d--
Materials Engineering2432-
Mechanical Engineering12145d6-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering-6d1d-
Structural Engineering-175-
Category total411180d37d1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-23--
Category total-23--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General1774-
Category total1774-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature1---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0---
French Language and Literature0---
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
History, General932-
Category total932-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-20-
Financial Mathematics-41--
Mathematics, General1552-
Statistics, General66--
Category total21542-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization0---
Biological and Physical Sciences0---
Cognitive Science4---
International/Global Studies9---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other350--
Science, Technology and Society2---
Category total500--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies6---
Natural Resources Management and Policy-3--
Category total63--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3---
Religion/Religious Studies0---
Category total3---
Physical Sciences
Astronomy0---
Astrophysics2---
Chemistry, General912d9-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other984-
Geology/Earth Science, General000-
Physics, General8118-
Category total2831d21-
Psychology
Counseling Psychology-04-
Psychology, General3520-
School Psychology-34-
Category total3558-
Social Sciences
Anthropology4---
International Relations and Affairs12---
Political Science and Government, General207--
Sociology63--
Urban Studies/Affairs0---
Category total4210--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4---
Art/Art Studies, General4---
Design and Visual Communications, General12---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4---
Music History, Literature, and Theory0---
Music, General2---
Category total26---
Grand total1,2255891016
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 11
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
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: $10,128
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined133148
Baseball38
Basketball1415
Field Hockey21
Football90
Golf107
Lacrosse4731
Rowing32
Soccer2626
Softball18
Swimming and Diving2226
Tennis1110
Volleyball17
Wrestling43
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
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/18/1990 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs12/3/1993 - 4/2/2017Accredited
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 - 4/24/2018Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs10/2/2015 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations222326
Liquor law violations1239779
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations161318
Liquor law violations664640
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape530
Fondling200
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery101
Aggravated assault141
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape530
Fondling200
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate1.9%1.6%1.0%
Number in default18159
Number in repayment947891895
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)