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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.49% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
13,403 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
88.3% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,073 Graduates


The median tuition at Lehigh University is $47,920, which is $15,710 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,478.

In 2016, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Lehigh University received 13,403 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.36% annual growth. Out of those 13,403 applicants, 3,499 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 26.1% acceptance rate.

There were 7,059 students enrolled at Lehigh University in 2016, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lehigh University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Lehigh University has a total enrollment of 7,059 students. The full-time enrollment at Lehigh University is 6,230 students and the part-time enrollment is 829. This means that 88.3% of students enrolled at Lehigh University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lehigh University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.7% White, 7.28% Hispanic or Latino, 7.07% Asian, 3.27% Black or African American, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.08% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lehigh University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (26.5%), followed by White Female (19.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (3%), followed by White Female (2.42%) and Asian Female (0.3%).

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In 2016, 77 fewer women than men graduated from Lehigh University. The majority of students graduating from Lehigh University are White. These 1,273 graduates mean that there were 9.1 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 140 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Lehigh University is General Finance with 151 graduates, followed by Mechanical Engineering with 114 graduates and Accounting with 83 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Lehigh University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Engineering, with 661 graduates, followed by Math & Statistics with 74 graduates and Physical Sciences with 69 graduates.


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Lehigh University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.21B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $47.3M (3.9%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Lehigh University had a total expenditure of $367M. Of that $367M, they spent $158M on salaries and $54.4M on benefits.

Lehigh University employs 194 Professors, 151 Associate professors, and 108 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lehigh University are Male Professors (153), Male Associate professors (100), and Male Assistant professors (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lehigh University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 287 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 227 employees, and Management with 180 employees.



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