Lehigh University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Lehigh University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,905 out of 12,843 applicants or 30% were admitted making Lehigh University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,544 7,299 12,843
Accepted 1,886 2,019 3,905
Acceptance Rate 34% 28% 30%
Enrolled 553 708 1,261
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 35% 32%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Lehigh University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1215. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1385 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1300 1470
SAT Reading 640 710
SAT Math 660 760
ACT Composite 29 32
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >42%
1385 to 1470 Avg + 30%-42%
1300 to 1385 Avg - 20%-30%
1215 to 1300 Reach 13%-20%
Less than 1215 Low <13%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Lehigh University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lehigh University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213543 IPEDS survey data for Lehigh University.

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