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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 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 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

Fruit Fly Protein has Protective Effect on Neurons Lost in Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers discover that Scarlet protein in fruit flies has protective effect on neurons lost in Parkinson’s sufferers.

William Gaudelli Installed as College of Education Dean

Installation is held in Wood Dining Hall in front of Lehigh administrators, faculty, staff and family members.

Spectrum dance Theatre

Renowned Choreographer Donald Byrd to Perform at Lehigh

He will also discuss how the arts can address social issues and inspire change.

Inspired Research

Addressing Community Health Issues

Lehigh’s Community Health Research Group is forging relationships with community members in an effort to understand and address health needs and health disparities in the region.

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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

    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.
  • Everyday Leaders

    Achievement Specialist

    Conor Gaffney ’20 is one of the best faceoff specialists in the country. A three-sport star in high school, he chose Lehigh for its combinations of athletics and academics. So when it comes to balancing lacrosse and pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, Gaffney’s goal is simple: “I try to be the best possible me I can be.” With a 61% win of his faceoffs last year—eighth best in the nation—and a 4.0 GPA, this Academic All-American continues to prove just how impressive his best possible self can be.

    Connor Gaffney
  • 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

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