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Career Placement: Class of 2013

Recruiters from top firms don't need a Google map to find Lehigh. Last year, over 260 top companies - representing a wide range of industries - visited campus to recruit Lehigh students.

Undergraduate student outcome data for the Lehigh University Class of 2013 was obtained through a survey of the students who received bachelor's degrees between January and December 2013. The survey was conducted January 2013-January 2014 by Career Services. Of the 1,020 bachelor's degree recipients, an 88% knowledge rate was obtained. Knowledge rates to similar surveys conducted at other universities nationwide is 60-65%.

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Placement

All Majors:  
Employment: 66%
Further Schooling1: 29%
Military and Other2: 2%
Still Seeking: 3%
Arts and Sciences:  
Employment: 51%
Further Schooling1: 39%
President's Scholar: 1%
Military and Other2: 4%
Still Seeking: 5%
Business and Economics:  
Employment: 84%
Further Schooling1: 12%
President's Scholar: 1%
Military and Other2: 1%
Still Seeking: 2%
Engineering and Applied Science:  
Employment: 66%
Further Schooling1: 29%
President's Scholar: 2%
Military and Other2: 1%
Still Seeking: 2%

On-Campus Interviewing, Employment Listings, and Experiential Education

Full-time Employment Listings3: 2,801
Interviews: 2,500
Employers Providing Listings4: 1,151
Internships and Co-op Listings: 969
Recruiting Organizations5: 202

 

1 Includes Lehigh President’s Scholars. Under this program, students who graduate with a GPA of 3.75 or higher may qualify to take a fifth year of classes tuition-free.
2 Other includes volunteer, travel, temporary or part-time employment, and non-employment by choice.
3 On- and off-campus listings.
4 Includes only employers who conducted interviews off campus.
5 Includes only employers who conducted interviews on campus.

2013 Employment

How the Class of 2013 Got Their Jobs
Career Services: 44%
Summer Job, Co-op, Internship: 21%
Referral: 14%
Web/Internet: 6%
Other: 6%
Classified Ad: 5%
Career Fair: 3%
Employment Agency: 1%

2013 Continuing Education

Graduate and Professional School Choices
Business 11%
Education 7%
Engineering 40%
Health Professions 8%
Humanities and Social Sciences 17%
Law 7%
Natural Sciences 10%

29% of the respondents from the Lehigh Class of 2013 chose to attend graduate or professional school. This 29% also includes Lehigh President's Scholars.

In 2013, 75% of the Lehigh candidates who applied to allopathic (M.D.) medical schools with grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.69 or better and MCAT scores of 30 or above were accepted. (3.69 GPA/30 MCAT were the national averages of students accepted into medical schools.)

Approximately 95% of Lehigh graduates who apply to law school are accepted to one or more schools, compared to the national average of 81%.

Schools Where Lehigh Graduates Matriculated (partial listing)
University of Arizona
Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Georgetown University Law School
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Jefferson Medical College
Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland School of Law
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Michigan
New York University School of Law
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Northwestern University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Stanford University
Temple University School of Dentistry
Temple University School of Law
Temple University School of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
University of Virginia
Washington University in St. Louis

Top Employers

Rank 2013 Top 2013 Employer List 2013 Total 2003-2013
1 Ernst & Young 26 215
2 PricewaterhouseCoopers 25 217
3 KPMG, LLP 13 202
4 IBM Corporation 11 128
5 JPMorgan Chase & Co. 10 83
6 ExxonMobil Corporation 7 33
7 Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 6 38
7 Morgan Stanley 6 29
7 Teach for America, Inc. 6 29
8 Lehigh University 5 41
8 Linde Group 5 16
9 Clark Construction Group 4 17
9 Deloitte 4 70
9 Ingersoll-Rand, Inc. 4 37
9 Lockheed Martin Corporation 4 78
9 Mars, Inc. 4 7
9 The Vanguard Group 4 28
10 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3 26
10 Boeing Company 3 23
10 Cigna 3 12
10 Citigroup, Inc. 3 28
10 Epic Systems Corporation 3 9
10 General Electric 3 14
10 W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. 3 25
10 GroupM 3 5
10 J. Crew 3 4
10 Northrop Grumman Corporation 3 22
10 Prudential Financial, Inc. 3 20
10 UGI Corporation 3 7
10 Vitech Systems Group 3 7

Mean Starting Salaries

College of Arts & Sciences Mean Starting Salary Actual Salary Range
Humanities & Social Sciences $45,341 $77,000-23,000
Mathematics & Natural Sciences $49,308 $100,000-34,000
College of Business & Econonics Mean Starting Salary Actual Salary Range
Accounting $57,194 $70,000-52,000
Business Information Systems $61,667 $63,000-60,000
Computer Science & Business $61,125 $70,000-52,000
Economics $45,250 $56,000-26,000
Finance $62,622 $100,000-32,500
Management $56,250 $67,000-50,000
Marketing $46,273 $70,000-27,000
Supply Chain Management $58,020 $67,000-45,000
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Mean Starting Salary Actual Salary Range
Bioengineering $50,000 $60,000-35,000
Chemical Engineering $74,000 $97,000-60,000
Civil/Environmental Engineering $59,874 $98,000-46,650
Computer Engineering/Computer Science $70,200 $90,000-50,000
Electrical Engineering $62,625 $85,000-50,000
Industrial Engineering $59,818 $67,000-51,000
Information Systems & Engineering $57,333 $70,000-30,000
Materials Science & Engineering $61,229 $66,000-55,000
Mechanical Engineering $59,580 $72,000-50,000

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