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Lehigh University


Lehigh University

Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. It was established in 1865 by Asa Packer as a four-year technical school, but has grown to include studies in a wide variety of disciplines. As of 2009, the university comprises 4,856 undergraduate students, 2,118 graduate students, 648 professors, and a staff of 1,255.

The university has four colleges: the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Education. While the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college today, home to roughly 40% percent of the university’s students,   the university is historically known for engineering and business. The university offers a variety of degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy.

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Lehigh University Tuition and Fees

The typical costs of attendance for the ’10-’11 academic year include the following:
Tuition: $39,480
Technology fee: $300
Typical first-year housing: $6,060
Full meal plan: $4,460


Direct-billed expense: $50,300


Estimated books and personal expenses: $2,220

Total expected cost of attendance*: $52,520

* for students in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science there is an additional fee of $440.



Total expected cost of attendance: $52,520
Total expected family contribution: $21,520
Estimated need: $31,000
Estimated grants (institutional/fed/state): $24,300
Estimated loans (institutional/federal): $4,500
Estimated work: $2,200
Estimated total aid: $31,000

Schools of Lehigh University

Lehigh offers programs and majors in four colleges: The College of Arts and SciencesThe College of Business and EconomicsThe College of Education, and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Among our four colleges, 40 academic departments offer programs in the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, and the natural and social sciences for undergraduate students, graduate students, and doctoral candidates. We offer more than 20 cross-disciplinary programs that encourage students to explore areas outside their field of study and home college.

Our distinguished faculty, from across all four colleges, are recognized for their scholarship and world-class research. They emphasize the integration of academic disciplines, combining the cultural with the professional, the theoretical with the practical, and the humanistic with the technological in a modern, liberal education. Our internationally recognized faculty members work closely with their students to not only mentor them, but deeply engage them in the learning process.

Lehigh University News

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