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Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus. credit: IR393DEME
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,003 Undergraduates
26% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Lehigh University
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
18015
(610) 758-3000
www.lehigh.edu

Lehigh University, one of the top 50 colleges in the nation, is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on nearly 2,400 acres of land. It is a private research university established in 1865 by Asa Packer, president of Lehigh Valley Railroad. Lehigh is known as one of the 24 Hidden Ivies located in the Northeastern part of the U.S. Its motto is “Homo minister et interpres naturae,” or “man, the servant and interpreter of nature.” Notable alumni include Ford executive Lee Iacocca, entrepreneur Roger Penske, CEO of Urban Outfitters Richard Hayne, basketball player C.J. McCollum, film critic Joe Morgenstern, the builders of the Golden Gate Bridge Howard McClintic and Charles Marshall, the inventor of the escalator Jesse W. Reno and Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert. The school’s colors are brown and white and its mascot is Clutch the Mountain Hawk. Its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I – Patriot League and MAISA. Varsity sports offered at Lehigh University include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country and football, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey and golf. Taylor Stadium, located at Lehigh, is the third oldest college stadium in the United States. It was built in 1914.

Location

Bethlehem is a city in Lehigh and Northampton counties in the Lehigh Valley region of the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 74,982, making it the seventh largest city in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, and Scranton. Of this, 55,639 were in Northampton County, and 19,343 were in Lehigh County. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
56%

Men

44%

Women

19

Average Age of Entering Students

99%

Live On Campus

32

New Transfer Students

Admissions
26%

Acceptance Rate

36%

Enrollment Yield

1230-1420

SAT Range

13,403

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$27,478

Typical Cost

$50,740

Average Tuition

67%

Recieve Financial Aid

97%

Have Loans

$22,667

Median Debt

Academics
9.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

11

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

108

Doctorates Awareded

Finance

Top Major

4

Faculty Awards

6

National Academy Members

34

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 175 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, but many have been suspended

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a top party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Patriot League

Basketball Conference:

Patriot League

Track & Field Conference:

Patriot League

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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