Lehigh University

A beautiful setting for
boundless possibilities

This is Lehigh

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

10:1

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

78

countries represented within our campus community

100+

fully funded internship opportunities around the world

250

Study abroad programs in 74 countries

43%

of the Class of 2016 studied overseas at least once

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

Meet LUcy the canine officer

Meet LUcy, Lehigh's New Canine Officer

LUcy was introduced to the campus community Wednesday at an appreciation ceremony held at police headquarters.

Ivan Biaggio (right) and his group have determined the limit to which donor-acceptor molecules can be increased in size before they cease to improve the efficiency of third order nonlinear optics.

Optimizing the Materials that Mediate Light-Light Interactions

Optics journal’s special issue probes the efficiency of the nonlinear optical response.

Women of Bethlehem Steel project

Lehigh Joins in 'Women of Bethlehem Steel' Project

Seth Moglen, associate professor of English, moderates panel discussion among women who worked at former steel plant. 

Inspired Research

Quantum Dots by Nature

Quantum dots are used in transistors, solar cells, LEDs, lasers and medical imaging. Current industrial production processes are time-consuming and environmentally unfriendly. Three Lehigh researchers have found a better, more natural approach.

Quantum dots lehigh university

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

    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

    Unifying a Community

    Chester Toye ’17 spent the 2014-2015 academic year capturing students’ images in black and white for a public art project that he hoped would unify students and improve the campus climate. Toye used his photography skills to create student portraits that reflect Lehigh’s diverse student population. The images carry no text and no names. When people view them, he said, “I just want them to see people for people.”

    Chester Toye ’17
  • Everyday Leaders

    Diving In

    Swimmer Kaitlyn Ruffing ’17 came to Lehigh wanting to do as many things as possible, and she has: So far she has qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and is a varsity track athlete, a committed musician and a proud member of the Lehigh Orchestra. The Dean’s List student double-majoring in music and biology has her sights set on medical school.

    Kaitlyn Ruffing ’17 swimming underwater

Scenes from South Mountain