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| Lehigh is not for everyone, while they claim you are able to find your own special niche on campus to grow and prosper i have found that to be rarely true. The university is known for your engineering school so most of the other majors in Arts and Sciences are looked down upon by students. I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with several difficult professors who either satiate you by giving you piles of busy work making it feel like the private school tuition is worth it, or the professors have been found to be rather pretentious. Not to say that all the professors are bad most have good intentions but the course material they are teaching lacks real weight in terms of ideas and lessons you can apply to employment. I will mention that Lehigh's alumni network is very helpful, however, you find most students simply relying on that instead of putting in real effort.|
If you have gone on a campus tour please don't make that a factor in your decision to attend this university or any school for that matter, they tell students everything they want to hear in terms of how the social life is, and overall student body is as a whole. Which unfortunately is wrong the whole Lehigh/Lafayette rivalry week is a big excuse to drink, as well as are most other clubs and organizations on campus. Having played club hockey at the university i found the games to simply be a pre-requisite to going out to the bars, which mind you is fun, but at the same time in moderation which lehigh unfortunately lacks.
Socially lehigh is dominated by greek life which if you are interested in you will most likely love this school, i have a lot of friends who simply fall in love with the school bc of the greek life parties, from experiencing greek life first hand and going through the rush process i can say i have experienced many things that at most other schools you wont but at the same time it gets a little redundant. And from a guys perspective there are not that many options considering the very select amount of good looking girls. From a student like myself who enjoys being academically challenged as well as having a social life i have found lehigh to be overrated in that regard relying primarily on the name of the university to carry students to do great things, not on their own academic merit. Socially kids do like to have fun and a lot of it, however, even as a white male if you are different you will feel discriminated against. Lehigh is unique in that aspect you love it or you hate it, and if you are a prospective student i strongly recommend hearing out unbiased reviews for you to make up your own mind on the university, but one thing i cannot emphasize enough go hear bc you love it not bc of the name it carries or the contacts you can make from it, It is four years of your life that many people regard as the best years of your life so above all go where you feel you fit the rest will fall into place.
|Jan 28 2014|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2017 |
| If you're an intelligent student who also enjoys to drink and party then Lehigh is the perfect place for you. If these are 2 things u never wana do, then stop reading and look somewhere else. Otherwise, keep reading.|
Lehigh's social scene is really everything you imagine "college life" to be. There are parties (and many of them) literally every day. If you are sociable and actually enjoy doing something other than studying all day, then there's no place like Lehigh.
All the negative reviews you will read are from disgruntled weird introverts who cant find the fun in getting wasted on a tuesday night with all of your friends. Probably because they couldn't make friends.
In addition to how fun it is, the value of receiving a degree from here is hard for any other school to match. Lehigh's post-undergrad job placement rates and average starting salary are amongst the highest of all universities.
This school is fucking awesome. You will learn how to handle going out 3-5 nights a week while maintaining a 3.0+ GPA.
This school is for extroverted intelligent young students who enjoy having fun with alcohol and doing what young people in college are supposed to do. This school is f**king awesome.
|Jan 06 2014|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| I am a junior at Lehigh and its been the worst three years of my life... |
Faculty is unavailable... students divide between greek and non greek and look at you as lesser if you are not part of their greek life. Also, its so boring here! Nothing to do off campus, and you get tired of drinking beer and playing beer pong within the first month ....
|Nov 14 2013|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2015 |