Lehigh: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Lehigh University’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Lehigh Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 93%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 5,803
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Factors in Admission Decisions

Academic

Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Important
Class Rank
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Application Essay

Non-Academic

Important
Extracurricular Activities
Talent/Ability
Character/personal qualities
Volunteer work
Level of applicant’s interest
Considered
Interview
First Generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical Residence
State Residency
Work experience

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 15
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (1 year maximum)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Decision)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1 and January 1

Student Life Information


Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 441 International (nonresidents) students
  • 631 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 298 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 3,415 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 7 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 627 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 2 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 250 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 140 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown

Tuition/Fees

$70 Application Fee

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded:  $127,357,659

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $16,190,909

The data presented here was collected from the Lehigh University Common Data Set 2023-2024.

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