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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

$65K

average starting salary of 2018 graduates

9:1

student-to-faculty ratio

6th

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

100+

undergraduate degree programs and majors

29

average class size

89%

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

1,050+

undergraduate students took part in research in 2016-17

1,942

graduate students

16

themed residential communities

5,047

undergraduate students

1,600

acres on three contiguous campuses

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

200+

clubs, including 43 intramural and club sports and 25 fraternities and sororities

99%

of Lehigh undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity

65,000+

hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community

250

study abroad programs in 74 countries

43%

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

85

countries represented within our campus community

100+

fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 30 countries every year

85K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

95%

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

2,754

interviews with employers on campus

21,000+

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

Materials Informatics Reveals New Class of Super-Hard Alloys

Lehigh researchers use data analytics and experimental microscopy to discover new high-entropy alloys, validating novel approach to new materials search

Scientists Reveal Reversible Superglue Inspired by Snail Mucus

A team of scientists, inspired by snail biology, have created a reversible superglue-like material.

President John D. Simon Honored by Jagiellonian University in Poland

Simon receives distinguished medal for his role in leading collaborative research between Polish and American scientists.

Inspired Research

A Nano/Human Interface

Lehigh is making a $3-million institutional investment in a multidisciplinary research initiative that promises to change the way human beings harness and interact with data.

Martin Harmer

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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

    Making History

    After receiving her Ph.D. from Lehigh's College of Business and Economics, Lea Giménez '12 Ph.D. found herself far from South Mountain serving her native country of Paraguay in a critical and unprecedented way—as Vice Minister of Economy in the Ministry of Finance. In a country where women usually do not hold public decision-making and leadership roles, Giménez has made history as the first woman to hold the position.

    Lea Gimenez
  • 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

    An Educational Trailblazer

    When Afghan Fulbright scholar Sayed Kalimullah Abed graduates this spring, he will be the first person in Afghanistan to have received a master’s degree in special education from the United States. He will begin Lehigh’s doctoral program this fall, with the goal of becoming the first in his home country with a Ph.D. in special education. “I am here because I want to bring change and do something,” he says.

     Sayed Kalimullah Abed ’19G

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