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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


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 undergraduate 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 2018 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 in 2018

Lee Iacocca '45, Business Icon and a 'Great Son of Lehigh,' Dies at 94

The influential business leader and philanthropist was broadly recognized as a symbol of American ingenuity and resilience.

A More Accessible Archive: Showcasing the Work of Writer Gloria Naylor

A long-term interdisciplinary archival project will make Naylor’s collected papers, on loan from Sacred Heart University, accessible to scholars and fans alike. 

$5 Million Gift to Support New Residential Houses

Maida gift will provide for an expanding Lehigh student body.

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

    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
  • 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.”

    Patrice Banks

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