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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

$61K

average starting salary of 2017 graduates

9:1

student-to-faculty ratio

6th

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

87%

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

29

average class size

1,979

graduate students

16

themed residential communities

5,075

undergraduate students

2,358

acre campus on three contiguous campuses

65,000+

hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community

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

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

96%

of the class of 2017 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

2,754

interviews with employers on campus

5,000+

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

80K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

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Lehigh Announces Interdisciplinary Research Institutes

The Institutes build upon existing strengths in areas in which Lehigh can make broad societal impact. 

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39th Honors Convocation Showcases Scholarly Accomplishment

The annual event recognizes students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher.

Lehigh to host Energy symposium on China

Symposium to Address China’s Role in Global Energy Landscape

The Lehigh Student Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics to co-host symposium with renowned experts from government, industry and academia.

Inspired Research

Does Uncomfortable Heat Make People Unhelpful?

Liuba Belkin publishes study on effect of ambient temperature on people’s behavior.

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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

    Filling Needs, Not Landfills

    As founder of L.A. Shares, Bert Ball ’76 has helped keep millions of pounds of materials out of landfills while filling the needs of schools and community organizations. The effort started in 1991 in Los Angeles, when Ball arranged for the dismantled wood from “Hook” movie sets to be donated to a national nonprofit. Since then, more than $180 million worth of goods and materials has been recycled through the program. “I am in the stuff business,” said Ball. “Why bury it if you can give it a second chance?”

    Bert Ball, Lehigh alumn and founder of L.A. Shares
  • Everyday Leaders

    An Engineer with a Mission

    Joining a campus Christian ministry and two dance groups helped Anjela Yates ’17 find her footing at Lehigh. Interning in Shanghai and touring Cambodia widened her outlook. As president of Lehigh’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, Yates saw membership expand from six to more than 30. After completing a B.S. in industrial and systems engineering, Yates enrolled in Lehigh’s master’s program in Technical Entrepreneurship. Her goal is simple. “I would love to develop technology,” she says, “that can help students learn better.”

    Angela Yates
  • Everyday Leaders

    Increasing Access to Art

    Ricardo Viera has served as Director and Chief Curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) for more than four decades. Since his arrival in 1974, LUAG's collection has increased from 2,500 pieces to more than 14,000. Viera has brought to campus a wide variety of art that explores the vibrancy of our world—and, in turn, has earned national recognition for the University. A champion of building community through art, he also has connected the University with South Bethlehem in creative and meaningful ways.

    Ricardo Viera

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