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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


IBE Project Aims to Help MS Patients Connect

A team of IBE students build a social networking app to help multiple sclerosis patients connect and communicate with like-minded others.

Lehigh Celebrates International Education Week

Lehigh’s Global Union hosts an array of events in celebration of the university’s diverse student population.

Lehigh Looks to Expand Opportunities, Partnerships in China

Recent trip sees university leadership connect with China-based alumni, explore new initiatives. 

Inspired Research

Promoting Geospatial Learning

A Lehigh team develops an innovative geospatial curriculum to help build students’ STEM-related skills.

GeoSpatial Learning

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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

    Elevating Learning Abroad

    Brook Sawyer, associate professor of teaching, learning and technology, leads a new initiative that broadens the reach of the College of Education’s commitment to research to practice: a partnership with the Innova Schools of Peru. Plans include teacher training designed by Lehigh faculty and Peru-based internships for Lehigh students. Sawyer looks forward to the challenge: “This partnership will allow Lehigh students to garner a broader view of education and bear witness to its powerful role in improving lives. I am honored to be a part of this mission.”

    Brook Sawyer
  • Everyday Leaders

    Thinking Big

    As senior vice president of human resources at Amazon, Beth Galetti ’93 oversees one of the largest workforces in the tech industry. Unafraid of new challenges, she was tapped to serve as Amazon’s leader in a new health care partnership that aims to address rising health care costs. Excelling in math, Galetti had left high school early—at age 16—to come to Lehigh, where she pursued her degree in electrical engineering. “I like putting myself in places where I’m uncomfortable,” she says. “I like learning all the time.”

    Beth Galetti
  • 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

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