Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,446
Graduate Enrollment: 1,812
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 45.97%

Male/Female: 55% / 45% (2017)

First generation college students: 16.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2001)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,422
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1325 - 1490

2022 Median Admit ACT: 32
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 30 - 34

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 66.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 63.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 61.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 57.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 61.0%
Black: 4.8%
Hispanic: 10.2%
Asian: 9.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 3.8%
Non-resident alien: 8.3%
Unknown race: 2.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $71,489
In-State tuition: $57,470
Out-of-State tuition: $57,470

Estimated books and supplies: $1,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $15,330 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,065 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $15,330 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,065 (2022)

Average Family Income: $124,173 (2017)
Median Family Income: $90,738 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 18.1%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 36.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,960 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $233 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $15,188
$30k-48k $17,416
$48k-75k $22,056
$75k-110k $29,779
$110k+ $49,302

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 78%
6-year graduation rate: 87%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,960 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,289 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $17,495 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $16,957 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 90.5% (2015)
@3 year 91.5% (2017)
@5 year 94.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 78.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 79.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $67,872 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $88,766 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Physics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate English Language and Literature, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 38 $24,019 $255 $73,607 ($6,134) $94,982 ($7,915)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 5
Master's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 5
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 17
Graduate/Professional Certificate City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 1
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 5
Master's Degree Area Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 22 $19,500 $207 $52,698 ($4,392)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 3
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 17 $22,754 $241 $77,801 ($6,483) $96,912 ($8,076)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 27 $76,664 ($6,389)
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 8
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 9
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 5
Doctoral Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 25 $26,324 $279
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 3
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 5
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 111 $24,950 $265 $71,166 ($5,931) $88,912 ($7,409)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 28 $83,467 ($6,956) $104,374 ($8,698)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 13
Master's Degree Polymer/Plastics Engineering. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Polymer/Plastics Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 60 $23,834 $253 $78,454 ($6,538) $99,291 ($8,274)
Master's Degree Industrial Engineering. 37 $74,011 ($6,168)
Doctoral Degree Industrial Engineering. 12
Master's Degree Manufacturing Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Other. 6
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 36 $65,749 ($5,479)
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 18 $19,707 $209 $49,498 ($4,125)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 5
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 48 $23,128 $245 $35,481 ($2,957) $52,512 ($4,376)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 16 $20,710 $220
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 9
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 4
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 20 $22,863 $242 $31,009 ($2,584) $69,452 ($5,788)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 11
Master's Degree Mathematics. 1
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 5
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 26
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 9
Master's Degree Statistics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 1
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 5
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 37
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 3
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 7
Master's Degree Chemistry. 9
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 3
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 19 $19,707 $209
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 7
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 201 $23,250 $246 $72,860 ($6,072) $107,260 ($8,938)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 11
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 30
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 67 $20,534 $218 $57,667 ($4,806) $85,576 ($7,131)
Master's Degree Marketing. 5
Bachelor's Degree History. 7
Master's Degree History. 1
Doctoral Degree History. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 98 $23,854 $253 $82,851 ($6,904) $106,799 ($8,900)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 20
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 4
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 32 $137 $69,488 ($5,791) $88,373 ($7,364)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 1
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 11
Doctoral Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 2
Master's Degree International and Comparative Education. 13
Doctoral Degree International and Comparative Education. 5
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 13
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 22 $41,774 ($3,481) $48,589 ($4,049)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 15 $52,930 ($4,411) $56,467 ($4,706)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 1
Master's Degree Education, Other. 8
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 42 $26,000 $276 $59,698 ($4,975) $84,975 ($7,081)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 3
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 44 $27,000 $286 $73,610 ($6,134) $93,093 ($7,758)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 7
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 33 $27,000 $286 $70,299 ($5,858) $81,375 ($6,781)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 23 $72,857 ($6,071) $83,800 ($6,983)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 16 $24,625 $261 $75,825 ($6,319) $102,472 ($8,539)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 1
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 2
Doctoral Degree Physics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 41 $21,160 $224 $42,220 ($3,518) $60,072 ($5,006)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 3
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 4
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 4
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 6 $67,041 ($5,587)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 7
Master's Degree Economics. 4
Doctoral Degree Economics. 5
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 30 $21,250 $225 $37,674 ($3,140) $74,038 ($6,170)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 31 $21,150 $224 $75,918 ($6,327)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 9
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 7
Master's Degree Sociology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 13
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 1
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 3
Bachelor's Degree Music. 5
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 20
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 16
Master's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 22
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 29 $20,500 $217 $65,340 ($5,445) $86,039 ($7,170)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 51 $124,200 ($10,350) $129,685 ($10,807)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 71 $23,179 $246 $73,265 ($6,105) $95,363 ($7,947)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 52 $23,240 $246 $65,611 ($5,468) $101,741 ($8,478)
Master's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 2


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $126,306
Full time faculty: 84%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 10.0

School's endowment start of year: $1,369,863,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,784,613,000 (2022)