Lehigh University Reviews

  • 27 Reviews
  • Bethlehem (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $59,930
93% of 27 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 27 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Nicholas Stephens
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
"Lehigh is a school that embraces versatile points of view and truly wants its students to create their own path to success. I believe that Lehigh gave me the building blocks to become a leader and better professional in any field of practice. They not only created great opportunities for the student body to express itself, but also fostered friendships and a community that will last."
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2018
  • Degree: Counseling
"Overall, I would say that this program of study at this institution is below average. It took me 3 years to complete as I was working full-time as a classroom teacher. I would say that I accumulated nearly $30,000 in school loans and there was no financial aid available to me. I applied to a handful of teaching assistant or graduate assistant positions and was never selected. Additionally, I was told that for my final internship I would have to leave my job, which was giving me some money through their tuition reimbursement program. Therefore, I had to figure out ON MY OWN how to finish and ended up getting a paid full-time internship that fulfilled the requirements of the program. The program went from a 48-to a 60-credit program while I was in my final year and was told to extend my practicum as an elective to help reach the 60 credits although I had above a 3.5 GPA and had taken 3 extra courses already that apparently didn't count towards the 60 credits. I ended up with 73 credits on my final transcript. Lastly, I haven't been able to find a job to apply my degree towards because all the positions in the field are looking for a licensed practicing counselor, but in order to be licensed I need 3,000 supervision hours of counseling and take the exam...but in order to get the supervision hours, I need to work in the field. Therefore, it's cycle that I don't even know how to enter and was not guided on how to do that past graduation. It's been disappointing to say the least."
Zahra Soonasra
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2018
  • Degree: Finance
"Lehigh University has tremendously prepared me for the work world and for the graduate study that I will soon begin. Often called the hidden ivy of the north, Lehigh is full of great students, accomplished staff members, and a host of programs, sports and activities that will appeal to all. The beautiful campus is enchanting with historic charm, majestic rotundas and traditional architecture. Rooted in both sports and academics, Lehigh has a great culture that its founder, Asa Packer, established. Our football rivalry with neighboring school Lafayette and remains a strong part of our culture and unites the campus in a fun pursuit. Academically, Lehigh is very distinguished. Ranked top 50 in the nation by US News, Lehigh is a great place to start if you are undecided or if you have a program in mind. Broken out into 4 schools, Lehigh has the right starting point for any program which you can explore and better understand your strengths and aspirations. Alternatively, if your undecided and unsure, Lehigh makes it easy to transfer between schools and catch up so you can still graduate on time. The academic advisors are incredibly helpful and go out of their way to help. Speak to an advisor as soon as you can, even as soon as your freshman year. Their wisdom and guidance can help you land an early internship your sophmore year or even get you thinking about opportunities you may have overlooked. Once you have declared a major, meet your program chair and discuss career opportunities and progression planning. Throughout your tenure at Lehigh, you will be challenged and engaged and will grow and learn. If you are sincere in your learning path, you will be much ahead of your peer when you launch into the work world. The confidence and expertise that Lehigh instilled in me is unmatched. Today, 6 years after graduation I am a director at a $2B public company, a path I know that Lehigh put me on. At the end of February I will begin my masters at IU's Kelly School of Business and I am excited for this new chapter and beginning. It all started at Lehigh and as I proud alum I would highly recommend the school to anyone who wants a great school with everything to offer."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"Lehigh is a great school with lots of opportunities available for those who are willing to put in the effort!"
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"Lehigh University is an incredible institution, though many of its assets are geared towards business and engineering. Students in smaller departments don't get the same level of career services that those in the engineering and business schools do. Overall I am satisfied with my education ."
Laura McMenamin
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Journalism
"The Journalism program at Lehigh University is outstanding. All of the professors were passionate, intelligent and a great resource to me during my time at Lehigh, as well as post-graduation. The program itself was incredibly modern and up-to-date. It truly helped me understand what a career in Journalism would be like. I had wonderful examples of my work for my portfolio when I graduated; and my professors helped me network too! As a pre-Med student at Lehigh, I was unsatisfied and made the switch to Journalism. I am so glad that I did. The program was absolutely perfect for me and made for a smooth transition into a full-time career when I graduated."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"The campus is great. The professors are nice. However, the degree doesn't help much when it comes to finding a job."
Joseph McDonough
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"The integrated Business and Engineering program at Lehigh is a great program. Its an opportunity for top students of many different backgrounds to work in a very entrepreneurial setting. Lehigh though somewhat small, has a very large influence with major companies, especially in New York, and IBE places students at the forefront."
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2016
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Overall Great School, Not to big students wise, but still all the opportunities and reputation of a big state school. Campus is beautiful and the social scene is excellent. Would recommend for any Engineering student! I love it so much I am staying for grad school at Lehigh"
Kelsey Earhart
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2016
  • Degree: Education
"My graduate program is unique in that it combines both online and on-campus students in classes together. As a cohort, we have peers who live near or on campus and attend classes in-person, student who live around the United States and the world who are able to participate in class through video chatting, and also students who asynchronously participate in class due to scheduling or time zone conflicts. The CIE program at Lehigh is also fulfilling through the research projects that students are encouraged to collaborate on together and with faculty. Many faculty projects include international collaboration in locations such as Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, China, Cambodia, and Germany. Students in my program have traveled with professors to all of the locations listed above. One con of my graduate program is it's short duration. An M.Ed. requires just 10 courses to graduate, which can easily be accomplished in 12 - 18 months. One needs to become involved in research from the first day of the program in order to have enough time to complete projects. Another con of the program is that it is going though a period of restructuring. Recently, our Program Director left for a job at a different university. We have since hired a temporary professor of practice and are looking for a more permanent professor. While the faculty are optimistic in the new direction that the program can now take, students feel a bit uneasy in this time of transition. Overall, the Comparative International Education program at Lehigh University is a unique program with excellent faculty support and student comraderie. Also, it is set in the beautiful mountainside, industrial town of Bethlehem, PA and overlooks the historic Bethlehem Steel steel stacks on the Lehigh River."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Environmental Engineering
"Lehigh is a great school for education, especially in the sciences. There are a lot of opportunities to study abroad, gain internships, and conduct research. There is also a great social life here, so if you want more of a social school, Lehigh is the one."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"A school with a very ingrained work-hard, play-hard mentality. Lehigh University creates extremely well-rounded students socially as well as academically."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"I LOVED my time at Lehigh! I can count the number of bad professors I had on one hand. Within my major, I can count them on a pirate's hook, and still have one left over. Beautiful campus, too. I highly recommend."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Work hard, play hard. Excellent education. Heavy on Greek life. Good school for biological sciences. One of the best schools for business and education."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"Excellent! Really enjoyed my classes and the academic environment."
Morgan '10, '11G
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"My years at Lehigh were the best of my life (so far). I made lasting friends and even found my husband there. It is a fabulous place to learn and find yourself - the engineering and business schools are top notch and will help you find the perfect job. It's a beautiful campus - most say it looks like Hogwarts. The party scene is great - especially if you're an athlete or in Greek life. And nothing can beat the Lehigh-Lafayette rivalry!!"
Matt C
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Excellent 4-year adventure. Would gladly do it again. Would recommend against accruing student loans. Really a detriment post graduation"
David E
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"I absolutely LOVED my time at Lehigh. The campus is gorgeous- most notably the libraries and the mountaintop campus- and the bio curriculum & professors were awesome. I have zero regrets and nothing but good things to say about Lehigh- except the parking. The parking was kind of a pain. But aside from that, I can only endorse my alma mater heavily."
neuroscience major
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Lehigh was a good school that provided plenty of opportunities to learn and get involved in anything your interested in. It has a big Greek scene with significant amounts of partying, but there's also substance free floors if you're not looking for the party scene."
Sean McDermott
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2014
  • Degree: Political Science
"The program offers a great diversity of course and topics with many expert instructors. Financial aid is provided to first year students when available."