School Overview

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a private research institution based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Located on the Lehigh River near the edge of the Lehigh Valley, the university provides students with a scenic locale near nature. The university educates nearly 7,000 students, and 40% enjoy an international experience, including overseas internships and research. On campus, students enjoy a low 9-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Quick Facts

  • Location Bethlehem, PA
  • Recieving Financial Aid 70%
  • School Type Private
  • Student-To-Faculty Ratio 9:1
  • Graduate Student Population 1,775



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Popular Programs

  • Flex MBA
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Technical Entrepreneurship
  • Management Science and Engineering

Notable Alumni

With over 150 years of educational experience, Lehigh University has produced dozens of well-known alumni, including Lee Iacocca, former CEO of Chrysler Corporation; Joe Morgenstern, Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic; and Richard Hayne, co-founder of Urban Outfitters.

About Bethlehem, PA

Located in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem is a small city of just under 75,000 people. The Lehigh River and the Norfolk Southern Railway Lehigh Line run through the city, connecting New Jersey to Eastern Pennsylvania. Bethlehem comprises four main sections: the south side, the east side, the west side, and Central Bethlehem. Each section contains historic buildings and places.


Lehigh University's Flex MBA is designed for working professionals who want to advance their career while maintaining their current employment. Lehigh allows students to move from in-person to online courses at any time, even throughout each semester. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the program is among the top-ranked online MBA degrees in the nation.

Graduation Rate

87% (bachelor's programs)

Retention Rate

93% (all Lehigh programs)


100% online, on campus, or hybrid

Instruction Style


Online MBA Facts

  • Online MBA Programmatic Accreditation AACSB
  • Online MBA Credit Requirements 36 credits
  • Online MBA Program Length 3.5 years on average

Online MBA Concentrations

Student Life

Leigh hosts over 200 clubs and organizations. Many students enjoy Greek Life, with 25 on-campus fraternities and sororities to choose from. Over 93% of Lehigh's students engage in extracurricular activities, and students contribute more than 65,000 combined hours of community service each year. Lehigh also competes in Division I NCAA sports, with football and basketball games regularly attracting students.

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Undergrad Enrollment


Graduate Enrollment


Athletic Association

NCAA Division I

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Clubs and Organizations

  • Accounting Club (on campus)
  • Golf in Business (on campus)
  • International Business Club (on campus)


Lehigh's online programs use rolling admission, so applicants may apply whenever they choose. Upon acceptance, applicants must put down an enrollment deposit before beginning classes. Lehigh recommends that applicants gather their materials and apply several months before the required deadline. Tentative deadlines for each semester are 1-2 months before courses begin.

Online MBA Admission

  • GPA 3.3, on average
  • GMAT or GRE Required for Online MBA Yes
  • MBA Minimum Standardized Test Scores 628 GMAT score, on average
  • Online MBA Application Deadline Rolling
  • Online MBA Application Fee None | $250 deposit upon acceptance

Transfer Student Admission

  • GPA 3.3, on average
  • Maximum Transferable Credits 9

International Student Admission

  • GPA 3.3, on average
  • TOEFL Required for Online MBA Yes
  • Minimum TOEFL Test Score 94 (recommended)
  • Application Fee $12 | $250 deposit upon acceptance

Cost & Financial Aid

Because Lehigh's flex program lets students switch between taking classes in person and online at their leisure, the same per-credit rate applies regardless of whether the student takes on-campus or online courses. Students who want to study using pre-recorded videos rather than live sessions must pay an additional $100 per course, though this option is only available for some elective classes. The orientation fee is $375.

Online MBA Cost per Credit


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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Lehigh University located?

University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley.

What is Lehigh University known for?

Lehigh is known for its flexible online MBA program and various engineering programs.

How do I get into Lehigh University?

MBA applicants must take the GMAT or GRE, earn a bachelor's degree, and possess some professional experience.

How many students attend Lehigh University?

6,953 students attend Lehigh University, including 1,775 graduate students.

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