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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 2017 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


graduate students


themed residential communities


undergraduate students


acres on three contiguous campuses


NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women


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


of Lehigh students participate in an extracurricular activity


hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community


study abroad programs in 74 countries


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


countries represented within our campus community


fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 30 countries every year


graduates in the Lehigh alumni network


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


interviews with employers on campus


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

Xuanhong Cheng and James Hwang in laboratory

Penetrating a Cell’s Nucleus for More Accurate Cancer Screening

Lehigh engineers awarded NSF grant to explore use of microwave technology to characterize the nucleus of a live cell captured on lab-on-a-chip microfluidic device.

Hatchery Demo Day

Students 'Hatch,' Test 21 Potential Business Ideas

Lehigh students in the Baker Institute’s inaugural summer Hatchery program showcase and celebrate their projects on Demo Day.

Startup Academy graduates first cohort

Startup Academy Celebrates its First Graduating Class

Summer program links Lehigh students and entrepreneurs.

Inspired Research

Innovative Approaches to Addressing Autism

Lehigh researchers work to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder from early childhood through high school.

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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

    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
  • Everyday Leaders

    Giving Voice to the People

    An actress, director and professor of theatre, Kashi Johnson ’94 is also the creator of the iconic hip hop-inspired “Act Like You Know.” Recently celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the credit-bearing theatre course has built a safe and trusting environment where students express political consciousness and raise cultural awareness. She says, “Once students discover the power of their words, dance moves and rhymes, and experience what it means to speak truth to power—they’re hooked.”

    Kashi Johnson
  • Everyday Leaders

    A Passion for Innovation

    Wendell P. Weeks ’81 has always believed in the power of technology to improve lives. Weeks earned his BS in accounting and finance at Lehigh as a first-generation college student and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. His passion for innovation has fueled his 35 years at Corning, where he has been CEO since 2005 and chairman since 2007. Weeks says, “We truly want to make the world a better place by applying our unique skills to solve tough challenges.”

    Wendell P. Weeks ’81, chairman and CEO of Corning Inc.

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