Lehigh University was founded in 1865 when industrial pioneer Asa Packer presented a $500,000 gift to build a university to contribute to the intellectual and moral improvement of men in the Lehigh Valley, in Eastern Pennsylvania. At the time, the donation was the largest to any educational institution. Today, the school has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 4,700 students and four colleges with numerous undergraduate and graduate majors. The school is known for its renowned College of Education and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Lehigh University offers a wide variety of graduate degree programs entirely online, including eight master’s degree programs and a number of graduate certificate programs. In addition to their MBA program for business students, Lehigh offers several master’s degrees in science and engineering. The school offers Master of Science degree programs in chemistry, molecular biology, manufacturing systems engineering, mechanical engineering, and polymer science and engineering. Engineering students can also choose from Master of Engineering programs in biological chemical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and polymer science and engineering. The school offers several graduate certificate programs in pharmacy and engineering.
Lehigh University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921. The school’s counseling and school psychology doctoral programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Accreditation, while the theater program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
First-time undergraduate students applying to Lehigh must complete an application and submit all high school transcripts through the Common Application website. They must also submit ACT or SAT scores and pay an application fee. Transfer students must also complete a Common Application and submit both college and high school transcripts.
Graduate students applying to Lehigh should check with the individual college they wish to apply to, as all feature different requirements and deadlines. Students should prepare to submit an application specific to each college or program, all official undergraduate transcripts, an application fee, and multiple letters of recommendation.
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