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Picture yourself on a beautifully wooded campus spanning 2,358 acres, one of the largest private campuses in the country. More than 6,900 students call this hillside university "home." With four distinguished colleges, Lehigh strikes the perfect balance: It's an internationally recognized research university that has the atmosphere of a small college.

Lehigh is a premier private residential research university. Most of our students—undergraduate and graduate—live on campus, allowing research and discovery to happen almost anywhere. We are ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year, and our four colleges have earned a reputation for their entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to learning.

Today, more than 75,000 alumni from around the world have earned a Lehigh diploma, and nearly 96% of last year’s graduates have gone on to find career-related opportunities just six months after leaving campus.

Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia and is right in the middle of the Mid-Atlantic corridor. The Lehigh Valley region is home to about 750,000 people, giving our students and the campus community plenty to do. Our campus is on South Mountain in Bethlehem and actually consists of three contiguous areas: The Asa Packer Campus (home to most of our academic and residential buildings), Mountaintop Campus and the Murray H. Goodman Campus (where many of our athletic facilities are located).

To read more about the exciting activities taking place across Lehigh's campus every day, visit the Lehigh News Center. Celebrate our 150th Anniversary by visiting our Sesquicentennial website. Or, to learn more about working at Lehigh, visit our Job Opportunities.


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Fast Facts

Linderman Library

1865 by Asa Packer, an industrial pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education, and P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

5,034 (56% men, 44% women)

2,057 (54% men, 46% women)

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with easy access to Philadelphia and New York City

Celebrate the Sesquicentennial

Shining a light on the people, places, breakthroughs and traditions of the past 150 years that made Lehigh the institution that it is today—and is poised to become tomorrow. Learn more about our Sesquicentennial >