About Lehigh

A Vibrant, Dynamic
Campus Community

Located in Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley, Lehigh is one of the nation's most distinguished private research universities. Through academic rigor, an entrepreneurial mindset and collaborative opportunities we challenge our students to become the leaders of the future.

 

Lehigh at a Glance

With four distinguished colleges and an ideal student-to-faculty ratio, Lehigh offers world-class academic opportunities on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. View more university statistics >

Academic Rigor
9:1

our student-to-faculty ratio, and the average class size is just 29

Global Experiences
43%

of students have an international experience, and nearly half of those included applied work like internships or research

Research That Matters
117

new awards awarded to Lehigh faculty by external funding agencies in 2016-17

Division I Athletics
25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

Residential Student Experience
99%

of Lehigh undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity

Launching Careers
422

unique employers hired Lehigh students

Undeniably Lehigh

For over 150 years, Lehigh has had its eye on the future, redefining what it means to lead every step of the way.

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Student at campus event

Campus Events

Lehigh University offers exciting events throughout the year for members of the campus community as well as our friends and neighbors throughout the Lehigh Valley.

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Maps & Directions

Located a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia, Lehigh is easily reached via road and air. Plan your trip to campus here.

Alumni Memorial Building

Virtual Tour

Follow along on an undergraduate admissions tour to experience our beautiful campus, and learn about life at Lehigh along the way.

Our College Town

Explore Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley

Located in the heart of the beautiful Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem is a vibrant city, rich in history and culture and known for its small-town friendliness and feel.

 

Hallmarks & Traditions

From Spirit Week and “The Rivalry” to Founder’s Day and The Rally, the Lehigh community proudly celebrates its history through a number of annual traditions.

University Leadership

Lehigh’s leadership continues the important work of furthering the university's efforts to achieve excellence in teaching, research and service.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Lehigh we celebrate the fact that our faculty, staff and students hail from diverse backgrounds. Our commitment to inclusion has never been stronger.

Employment

Every Lehigh employee plays an important role in supporting an institution that impacts not only our students and our region, but the entire world.

Our History

A Proud and Enduring Legacy

Our founder, the industrial pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Asa Packer, laid the foundation for a university that has since educated generations of students and served as a force of positive societal change.

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