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Pennsylvania, United States
Est. 1865Ranked among top 50 universities in US
The university is located in the beautiful lap of Lehigh Valley in the 2500-acre sprawling campus. Out of the whole campus, 180 acres of land includes recreational fields and 150 buildings. The campus is divided in a constant thread of land around the South Mountain namely the Asia Packer Campus (predominant), Mountaintop Campus (sports field and art hall), Murray Goodman Campus (16000-seat stadium and other sports facilities). Lehigh also houses the gothic architecture-style library called the ‘Linderman Library' which owns a rare collection of 40,000 volumes of books. Students wish that the positioning of the library was closed to the dorms of Lehigh.
*Average tuition fee is only an indicator of the estimate annual cost for Engineering courses at Lehigh. Course specific tuition fee may vary and it's best to refer to the university's [official website]. An estimate of the average tuition fee at Lehigh University in Indian Rupees is INR 43,20,000 as of 18 Oct 2019.
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Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA- a historically and culturally vibrant community. This hillside university is a convenient drive from Philly or New York City. This beautiful city has been nicknamed ‘the Christmas City’ of the US. Historic Bethlehem is a quaint area with beautiful homes, delightful shops and eateries on charming cobblestone streets. Home to Musikfest- the largest musical festival in North America holding more than 600 free live performances in all genres of music- this place is the place for a music lover to be in. Bethlehem also hosts athletics and cultural festivals, a classic car exhibition, a street art exhibition and many other exciting events. With sightseeing opportunities, historic relics, outdoor activities (yes, plenty of them), the casino and the downtown shopping, this small city has a lot to offer.
Lehigh University has a picturesque wooded campus spanning 2358 acres.
Bethlehem's climate falls in the humid continental climate zone. Summers are typically hot and humid, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Precipitation is distributed throughout the year, with thunderstorms in the summer, showers in spring and fall, and snow in winter. The average high temperature varies widely, from 36 °F (2 °C) in January to 84 °F (29 °C) in July. The highest recorded temperature was 105 °F (41 °C), while the lowest recorded temperature was ?16 °F (?27 °C).
The inventor of the escalator, Jesse W. Reno, graduated from Lehigh in 1883. Terry Hart ’68, professor of practice in mechanical engineering and mechanics, was an astronaut on the space shuttle Challenger.
Dorms at Lehigh University are Centennial I (close-knit living), Lower Cents (only for freshmen, can get very loud), Dravo (biggest rooms), Richards (adequate sized rooms), Upper Cents (close to the dining hall and library). M&M may be the smallest size dorm but most people love it because it is close to the hills. Overall students feel there isn’t any dorm which is ‘bad’. All places have their pros and cons. On-campus housing may cost about $500 to $800 per month. On-campus housing may be limited and may not be available for all graduates. Off-campus housing may cost about $800-$1200.
Faculty to student ratio is 10:1 with average class size being 27 students each. The university has a total of 540 full-time faculties. A total of 784 students on campus (both graduate and undergraduate) are employed in the faculty projects. Students may learn to get good grades even while going out multiple times a week. Some of the popular professors are Richard Vinci (Engineering), Jack Lule (Journalism), Eric Salathe (Mathematics), Joseph Yukich (Mathematics), etc.
The scholarship amount dedicated to students is about 54 million dollars and official figures mention that over half of the students at Lehigh receiving some sort of financial assistance. Lehigh offers merit-based scholarships such as the Dean's Scholars, the Cutler-Sametz Choral Arts Scholarships, President's Scholars etc. For graduates, there are more of non-Lehigh funding programs and scholarships that one may apply to.
Starting salary is $58000 and mid-career salary is $1,18,000. Mechanical Engineers had their median salaries at $78000. Some of the companies that come on campus are Ernst & Young, IBM, JP Morgan, etc. Popular cities after graduation are New York and Pennsylvania.
The campus is beautiful in spite of being in a small setting. You may enjoy a work-hard and play-hard opportunity. However, social life may not be as great in spite of having constant party scene on campus. If you are not part of the greek life, you may feel left out. The impression of this college is of having But it might feel a little laid-back compared to some of the best colleges out there.
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