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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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interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges


average starting salary of 2018 graduates


student-to-faculty ratio


university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations, with 56 United Nations–related programs every year


undergraduate degree programs and majors


average class size


of our students completed one or more internships or an experiential learning opportunity


undergraduate students took part in research in 2016-17


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themed residential communities


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acres on three contiguous campuses


NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women


150+ clubs, plus 41 intramural and club sports and 25 fraternities and sororities


of Lehigh undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity


hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community


study abroad programs in 74 countries offered to Lehigh students


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


countries represented in the undergraduate and graduate populations


fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 30 countries every year


graduates in the Lehigh alumni network


of the class of 2018 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation


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full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board in 2018

Lehigh and Lehigh Valley Public Media Announce Radio Partnership

Collaboration will enhance student educational experience while continuing WLVR’s student-driven music programming.

Marty Baron Celebrates The Brown and White’s 125th Anniversary

The Washington Post’s executive editor returns to Lehigh to discuss his start in journalism and current challenges to the industry.

Tyler Shultz: ‘I Didn’t Plan on Being a Whistleblower’

The Theranos’ saga at heart of Lehigh’s third Peter S. Hagerman ’61 Lecture in Ethics.

Inspired Research

Cracking the (Bull)whip

Oliver Yao demonstrates the causes and impact of the bullwhip effect on supply chains.

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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

    Students Aim to Make Sustainable Change

    Students across disciplines have pursued Impact Projects and conducted fieldwork through the Global Social Impact Fellowship. Belle Sullivan ’22, spent her summer working on the Mountaintop Mushroom Production Project. The project aims to produce mushrooms as resources for Sierra Leonean farmers, during their ‘hunger months.’ Sullivan grew up doing nonprofit work, however, she says, “My definition of doing good has changed. To me, doing good is about making a sustained impact.”

  • Everyday Leaders

    The Discovery of a Shape

    Biophysicist Javier Buceta and his collaborators from Spain have uncovered the scutoid, a previously unknown geometric shape which is adopted by packed epithelial cells during embryonic development. This discovery potentially could help advance tissue engineering, which seeks to create living, functional tissues to repair or replace diseased or damaged tissue. The discovery also has impact beyond biomedicine: “One does not normally have the opportunity to name a new shape," Buceta says.

  • Everyday Leaders

    Empowering Women

    Materials science and engineering alum Patrice Banks ’02 launched Girls Auto Clinic in the Philadelphia area to educate and empower women who often feel at a loss about auto repairs. The clinic, which caters to women, is staffed by women mechanics and includes a nail salon and a play area for children. Banks has attracted national media attention. Her story was the subject of a Fox sitcom pilot, “Patty’s Auto.”

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