The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • Lehigh University has more expensive tuition & fees ($57,470) than American University ($53,334).
  • It is harder to admit to Lehigh University than American University.
  • Lehigh University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,408) than American University (1,360).
  • Lehigh University has higher submitted ACT score (32) than American University (31).
  • American University has more students with 14,001 students while Lehigh University has 7,067 students.
  • American University has more full-time faculties with 827 faculties while Lehigh University has 552 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Lehigh University and American University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Lehigh UniversityAmerican University
Lehigh Universityvs.American University
Bethlehem, PennsylvaniaLocationWashington, District of Columbia
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
$57,470Tuition & Fees$53,334
52% ($43,288)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)44% ($31,174)
$43,288Average Amount of Financial Aid$31,174
25.15 %Acceptance Rates29.40 %
35.37 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.47 %
1,408SAT Score1,360
32ACT Score31
88 %Graduation Rate79 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
91 %Retention Rate85 %
7,067Student Population14,001
552Number of Faculties827
9 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, On-campus daycare

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