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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

29

average class size

98%

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

1,050+

undergraduate students involved in research

100+

undergraduate degree programs and majors

1,979

graduate students

16

themed residential communities

5,080

undergraduate students

2,358

acre campus on three contiguous campuses

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

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

250

Study abroad programs in 74 countries

77,000

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

95%

of the Class of 2016 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

This photo of the PGS coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania was included with the petition filed by NJDEP with the EPA in 2010. Lehigh economists studied the effects of PGS emissions on birthweights in New Jersey counties.

Low Birth Weights Tied to Coal Power Plant Emissions

Lehigh economists examine impact of a single polluter on downwind residents.

During a recent conference at the University of Southern California, Grigoryan (center) argued that countries that settle their differences find it easier to become, and remain, democratic. (Photo courtesy of The Armenian Weekly)

War and Democratic Transition in a Post-Soviet Nation

Ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan, says Arman Grigoryan, has left Armenia with a “democratic deficit.”

Only the “determination of the international community” can dissuade North Korea from developing nuclear weapons, Hahn Choonghee, South Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations, told students on Tuesday, April 18. (Photo by Christa Neu)

U.N. Official Urges Continued Sanctions Against North Korea

South Korean ambassador says Pyongyang has violated every agreement it signed.

Inspired Research

Promoting Peace

Successful peacemaking between longstanding adversaries, argues Norrin Ripsman, is almost always imposed by states from the top down and then sustained by societies.

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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

    Enhancing Communities

    Muralist and fine artist Matthew Denton Burrows ’11 took to the highways in 2016 with Dripped On The Road, a travelling artist residency program he co-founded. Motoring by RV from New York to Miami, he and fellow artists stopped in communities along the way to create murals and give artist’s talks. “Public art is…for everybody, no matter how old or how much money you have or what race you are,” he says, “and it has a lot of power to brighten up and inspire neighborhoods.” 

    Matthew Denton Burrows
  • 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
  • Everyday Leaders

    Aiming High

    Mikayla Cleary-Hammarstedt ’18 has her sights set on the U.S. presidency; her near-term goals are to empower women and arrest climate change. At Lehigh, Mikayla has traveled to Vietnam to study climate’s effect on food, water and energy and to Moldova, as an Iacocca intern, to work for the ecological restoration of the Dniester River Basin. In a Mountaintop research project, she examined education in post-genocide Cambodia. Mikayla also represents the India-based NGO Tarumitra for Lehigh at the United Nations.

    Mikayla Cleary Hammarstedt

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