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Lehigh is a selective research university in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley region known for its rigorous academics, 'entrepreneurial mindset', and student leadership building initiatives. Lehigh's vibrant campus is home to 25 NCAA Division I sports teams and still maintains longstanding campus traditions such as Spirit Week, Founders Day and The Rally.

Key Facts


  • #47 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  •  #53 in Undergraduate Engineering programs
  • #31 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
  •  #22 in Best Value Schools

Year founded

  • 1865

School type

  • Private, Research University

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 5,451

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 1,812

Student-faculty ratio

  • 10:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 46%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1325 and 1490 / ACT 30 – 34

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.6

International student population

  • 8.3%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.92

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 95% employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $65,000

Popular majors

  • Architecture, Business (Finance, Accounting, Marketing), Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical), Journalism

Tuition and Room & Board

  •  $58,970/$15,890


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and the College of Education, College of Health.

  • More than 200 campus clubs and activities, with 45 intramural and club sports as well as 25 fraternities and sororities
  • The Lehigh student body completes more than 65,000 hours of community service each academic year
  • Lehigh’s campus newspaper, The Brown and White, is published twice per week
  • Famous alumni include Ali Al-Naimi, CEO at Saudi Aramco and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for Saudi Arabia; John-Davis F. Bartoe, Astrophysicist, Astronaut and Research Manager of the International Space Station at NASA’s Johnson Center; Cathy Englebert, CEO at Deloitte
Kings alumni at Lehigh University

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