Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Our ideal size, student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom. Lehigh is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic community that is a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Student life at Lehigh integrates academics with an array of organizations and activities, leadership development, residential life, the arts, athletics, and exciting community service opportunities.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Students should apply as a first-year applicant if they have not enrolled full-time at another institution.


Students who have enrolled full-time at another institution must apply as a transfer student.

Additional Information

Lehigh University has a strong commitment to need-based financial aid and seeks to make a world-renowned education accessible for all admitted students. Prospective students are strongly urged to submit a complete application for financial aid by our established deadlines. Our commitment to need-based financial aid, along with a cooperative and willing family partnership, can make a Lehigh University education an attainable goal.

Required documents will vary depending on citizenship status, so please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you wish to contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions, it's helpful to take a moment to review our Net Price Calculator in advance.

Awarding merit scholarships at Lehigh falls exclusively within the Office of Admissions and all complete applications are reviewed holistically and comprehensively for both admission and merit scholarship. Competition for merit scholarships is strong due to the quality of our applicant pool, and successful students are notified when final decisions are rendered. 

Visit us

We invite you and your family to experience firsthand our stunning campus and vibrant community. Our on-campus visit opportunities go beyond the facts and figures available on our website and brochures to describe the academic and student experience, highlighting aspects that are uniquely Lehigh. Group information sessions, campus tours and specialty sessions/tours are offered, in addition to large open house and personal classroom visits.

My favorite thing about Lehigh is the people, hands down. The people you meet here want to see you do well in all aspects of life. They will celebrate your success and help you get back up when you may fall down.

Keagan Casey, 2024
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Alumni Memorial Bldg 27 Memorial Dr W
Bethlehem, PA 18015, United States of America

Phone number

(610) 758-3100