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  • Avg. SAT Score
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
  • University Selectivity
  • University Yield
  • Job Offers
  • Average Salary
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States

College of Business & Economics

Lehigh’s College of Business and Economics provides an intellectual, professional learning environment that develops future leaders through experiential learning and rigorous analysis. The four-year undergraduate business program includes both a common core and many options for specialization. Two other business programs (the Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program and Computer Science and Business degree) are offered jointly with the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Lehigh’s close proximity to Philadelphia and New York provides easy access to an extensive and active alumni base.

What Current Students Say See All 10 Comments >

We are required to take many core classes so I have been exposed to a variety of types of business classes outside of accounting and often the finds concepts in one class relevant in another. Most teachers often bring in real world examples or cases to help us understand how apply the concepts we learn to actual experiences we may encounter outside of school. They bring the learning outside of textbook. Also with relatively small classes, I have become friends with most other accounting majors which makes it easy for everyone to have someone to ask questions or study with and makes the learning experience in general more fun since you know everyone in your class.

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Events Calendar

  • Feb 10
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    MBA Open House

    Bethlehem, PA

    Considering returning to school for an MBA or graduate certificate? Come for a visit during our open houses to learn more about Lehigh. Meet with current students, attend an information session and visit a class in session. It’s the best way to get to know our program and decide if Lehigh is the right choice for you.

  • Feb 18
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Free Practice GMAT/GRE Exam with Kaplan Test Prep

    Bethlehem, PA

    The Lehigh MBA offers a free practice GMAT/GRE exam with Kaplan as you prepare for your exam.

  • Mar 18
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    MBA Open House

    Bethlehem, PA

    Considering returning to school for an MBA or graduate certificate? Come for a visit during our open houses to learn more about Lehigh. Meet with current students, attend an information session and visit a class in session. It’s the best way to get to know our program and decide if Lehigh is the right choice for you.

About Lehigh University


Admissions Selectivity
31% Lehigh University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. Recommendations
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
12589% 12,589
31% 31
31% 31
31% School Selectivity
31% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
2530% 2,530
27% 27
42% 42
27% Program Selectivity
42% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 97
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen


Financial Services 29%
Top Industry
  • Media/Entertainment 11%
  • Manufacturing 6%
  • Consulting 4%
Pricewaterhouse Coopers 18
Top Employer
  • Ernst & Young 17
  • KPMG 11
  • JP Morgan Chase 8
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
84% College of Business & Economics 78% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
69% 69
62% 61.74527272727272
69% Receive Offers
69% 69
59% 59.252482758620694
69% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
15% 15
16% 15.83261363636364
15% Receive Offers
15% 15
17% 16.796475409836066
15% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
13% 13
9% 9.05625
13% Receive Offers
13% 13
9% 9.484761904761905
13% Accept Offers
86% Graduates seeking full-time employment
14% Graduates not seeking employment
93% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
12% 12
50K 70K
56% 56
33K 100K
General Management
3% 3
$55,000.00 Data not provided
Human Resources
1% 1
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
2% 2
38K 60K
14% 14
33K 58K
1% 1
Data not provided
3% 3
45K 55K
8% 8
27K 70K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
24% 24
52K 65K
Consumer Products/Retail
6% 6
55K 60K
4% 4
52K 60K
Financial Services
29% 29
50K 100K
2% 2
Data not provided
5% 5
27K 59K
6% 6
52K 70K
11% 11
33K 55K
1% 1
Data not provided
Real Estate
2% 2
33K 65K
6% 6
57K 67K
1% 1
Data not provided
3% 3
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
70% 70
27K 70K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
18% 18
45K 100K
U.S. South
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. West
4% 4
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers 35
  • Ernst & Young 29
  • Grant Thornton 19
  • KPMG 14
  • Deloitte 10
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 11
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 100
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 81
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 668
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career fairs, workshops, externship program, internships, mock interviews, industry/company field trips, conferences, alumni networks and networking events, company information sessions, corporate databases, and career counseling appointments.


$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $43,220
  • Fees $300
  • Expenses $12,560
$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $43,220
  • Fees $300
  • Expenses $12,560
38% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 81%
  • Merit 19%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year


Average Class Size
  • College of Business & Economics
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
42% 39
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
41% 24
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
College of Business & Economics 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
20% Less than 20 Students 8% More than 50 Students
71% 21 to 50 students
24 Average number of students in non-business required electives
67 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Quantitative Marketing Analysis
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Sabermetrics
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2012
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Business and Economics
  • BS/Integrated Business and Engineering
  • BS/Computer Science and Business
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
104% 104
63% 63
Prominent Faculty
  • Paul Brockman

    Finance, corporate decision making and examining the context in which business decisions are made, implemented and interpreted by capital markets

  • S. McKay Price

    Real estate, information and asset valuation, capital markets and corporate finance

  • Yuliang (Oliver) Yao

    Information systems and supply chain management, including business value IT-enabled supply chains, economics of electronic commerce

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Students have access to externship programs to learn more about their business fields of choice. Internships supervised by faculty are also available. International internships are often included in programs led by College of Business and Economics faculty abroad programs during the summer in locations including Prague, Belgium, and Shanghai. Students may also apply for Iacocca International Internships available through Lehigh University’s International Internship Program.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    College of Business and Economics (CBE) faculty lead a number of summer study abroad programs including Lehigh in Belgium, Lehigh in Prague, and Lehigh in Shanghai. CBE faculty has also offered "international lab" courses during winter break to complement learning in the CBE core curriculum. The competitive Tauck Scholarship Program also supports summer experiences abroad for select CBE students. Students can also participate in study abroad programs at other universities.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    The College of Business & Economics has courses available to connect students to community consulting experiences. Students may also engage in service opportunities via student clubs, Accounting’s Beta Alpha Psi honor society, and programs organized by the departments and college. Juniors and seniors have opportunities to serve as mentors to upperclassmen in venues including Apprentice Teaching and Peer Mentor programs. Lehigh’s Community Service Office also offers service opportunities to business students.


39% Students in Top 10% of High School Class
1380 75th Percentile Score on SAT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
73% 73
Asian American
9% 9
9% 9
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
Student Citizenship
85% 85
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
13% 13
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
94% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
67% 67
79% 79


Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 14,537
Alumni Donations
$1,603 Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Joseph R. Perella

    Chairman & CEO, Perella Weinberg Partners

  • Arthur C. Tauck, Jr.

    Chairman, Tauck World Discovery

  • Roger S. Penske

    Chairman & CEO, Penske Corporation