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Undeniably Lehigh

Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.

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20+

interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges

$59,200

average starting salary of 2015 graduates

9:1

student-to-faculty ratio

6th

university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations

100+

undergraduate degree programs and majors

29

average class size

98%

of students have an internship or co-op experience while at Lehigh

1,050+

undergraduate students involved in research

2,358

acre campus on three contiguous campuses

1,979

graduate students

16

themed residential communities

5,080

undergraduate students

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

150+

clubs, plus 43 intramural and club sports and 31 fraternities and sororities

99%

of Lehigh students participate in an extracurricular activity

65,000+

hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community

250

Study abroad programs in 74 countries

43%

of the Class of 2016 studied overseas at least once

78

countries represented within our campus community

100+

fully funded internship opportunities around the world

77,000

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

96%

of the Class of 2015 achieved career-related employment, entered graduate school or landed other opportunities within their plan

3,130

interviews held on campus

3,000+

full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board

Sahagian's group drilled samples in the Hangay Mountains of Mongolia. The lower portion of this photo shows larger vesicles, or bubbles, that formed as smaller vesicles rose through hardening lava and coalesced. (Photo courtesy of Dork Sahagian)

As Lava Hardens, A Revelation Bubbles Up

From ancient clues, Dork Sahagian calculates land elevations as they change over time.

The Rev. Sharon Washington Risher addresses the process of forgiveness in MLK talk

Daughter of Charleston Church Shooting Victim Speaks at Lehigh

The Rev. Sharon Washington Risher addresses the process of forgiveness in MLK talk.

Lehigh is Lehigh Valley Top Workplace

Lehigh Named a Lehigh Valley Top Workplace

President John Simon also receives Leadership Award.

Inspired Research

A Focused Attack on Cancer Cells

Conventional chemotherapy attacks both good and bad cells. Damien Thévenin develops a system to deliver anti-cancer drugs exclusively to cancer cells based on the relative acidity of their environments.

An illustration of cancer cells

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Leaders with Purpose

From the classroom to the community, here on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are working to enact positive change.

  • Everyday Leaders

    Embracing the Unexpected

    Professor Marcos Pires and his team discovered a way to get bacteria to tag themselves for destruction, stimulating the immune system to do the dirty work usually left to antibiotics. When a slight modification unexpectedly worked, a potential new application for their research emerged. Pires emphasizes with his students the importance of keeping an open mind. “If you have the idea in your head that it’s going to be a certain way, you can miss something that can be more interesting,” he says.

    Marcos Piers
  • Everyday Leaders

    Taking Risks

    Viktoriia Brezheniuk ’15G, a native of Ukraine, stepped out of her comfort zone in the United States and was driven to make a difference. Brezheniuk, who received a master’s degree in comparative and international education, served as a Lehigh United Nations Youth Representative for several NGOs and accompanied the Ukrainian Mission during the 69th session of the General Assembly of the UN.

    Viktoria Brezheniuk
  • Everyday Leaders

    Pursuing Passions

    Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum ’13 led Lehigh’s upset win over Duke in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and was the first Lehigh player to be selected in the NBA draft. McCollum, who studied journalism at Lehigh, has said that he hopes to become a broadcast journalist after his career in the NBA. Through C.J.’s Press Pass, McCollum provides season-long internships to aspiring journalists in Portland high schools.

    C.J. McCollum at a Lehigh basketball game

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