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 nearly 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

43%

of the Class of 2016 studied overseas at least once

79

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

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

The Lehigh University Philharmonic will perform Mahler's Sixth Symphony and the Emperor Waltz by Strauss tonight and tomorrow night (Dec. 9-10) in Baker Hall. (Photo courtesy of Eugene Albulescu)

LU Philharmonic to Perform Mahler’s Sixth

The last great Romantic symphony, says conductor Eugene Albulescu, embodies musical traditions from Mozart to Bruckner.

Archaeologists in Scotland race against time and climate

Mapping Human History in the Hebrides

Off Scotland’s coast, archaeologists race against time and climate.

By suppressing the noise of its wings at certain sound frequencies, says Justin Jaworski, the owl is able to fly soundlessly and surprise its prey. (Image courtesy of iStock / Wendi Evans)

Owl-inspired Design Cuts Wind Turbine Noise

Researchers also hope to improve the design of planes, cars and underwater vehicles.

Inspired Research

To Lead or Not to Lead?

Naomi Rothman says emotional ambivalence, often read as indecision, can help leaders make better decisions. The problem? It may also make them look weak—and cost them their influence­.

Painting of Hamlet holding skull with ghost in background.

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