I was initially pretty reluctant to come to Lehigh, but throughout my first semester, I have been quite happy. I am an incoming sophomore student in CSB with a minor in data science and journalism. Here are some pros and cons:
Transferring between colleges and majors is very easy.
Picking up a minor is also easy.
Very generous with AP Credit as long as you have 4s & 5s (I got around 40 credits).
Professors and upper-level students are willing to include you (at least in my major).
I am a straight white male, but I am not at all into sports, fratty, or bro culture. I was still able to find a great group of friends while here.
A lot of people are very into the party and greek life scene. I am not as much and it doesn’t particularly bother me but it may bother some people.
I feel like I am stuck in the “middle of nowhere” because my hometown is a train ride from NYC.
If you want to consistently travel further than walking distance from campus you need a car. The public buses are extremely unreliable (I have seen them be up to an hour late).
It is heavily white.
At least for my aspirations (Software development), our career center is sort of useless. There are other resources to help me, but the career center is not the place.