About Lehigh

A Vibrant, Dynamic
Campus Community

Students in a classroom

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 five 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

our student-to-faculty ratio, and the average class size is just 28

Global Experiences

of Lehigh students have an international experience while at Lehigh, and 30% of those students participate in more than one abroad experience

Research That Matters

new awards awarded to Lehigh faculty by external funding agencies in 2020-21

Division I Athletics

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

Residential Student Experience

of Lehigh undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity

Launching Careers

unique employers hired Lehigh graduates from the class of 2021

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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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. Learn more about university leadership >

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. Learn more about diversity & inclusion >


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


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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