Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Lehigh, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Lehigh University is ranked #179 nationwide.
Average in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse schools allow students to get to know and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Lehigh University is ranked #1,174 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Explore Racial Diversity at Lehigh
If the data is present, the following chart will show Lehigh undergraduate student diversity.
Lehigh's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Fairly Even
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Lehigh University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Lehigh is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #547 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,775 males and 2,300 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Lehigh
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Lehigh's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Lehigh University is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Lehigh's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Lehigh is excellent.
Very High Geographic Diversity From Across the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they came to this school.
About 26.1% of the students attending Lehigh University come from within Pennsylvania. This puts Lehigh's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #177.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 37 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Lehigh
There is a relatively large community of about 1,162 international students at Lehigh University representing at least 44 countries. For more information, see the Lehigh International Student Page.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Lehigh University, 67.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Lehigh #1,929 in the nation for student age diversity.
Lehigh Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Lehigh.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who state that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
- How is Lehigh doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Lehigh is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Lehigh?
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also encouraging an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.