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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

$61K

average starting salary of 2017 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

29

average class size

88%

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

1,050+

undergraduate students took part in research in 2016-17

100+

undergraduate degree programs and majors

1,942

graduate students

16

themed residential communities

5,075

undergraduate students

2,358

acre campus 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 students participate in an extracurricular activity

65,000+

hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community

43%

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

78

countries represented within our campus community

100+

fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 30 countries every year

250

Study abroad programs in 74 countries

80K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

96%

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

2,754

interviews with employers on campus

5,000+

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

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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

    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

    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

    A Voice for the Disenfranchised

    Kalyani Singh ‘18 combines her passion for theatre and political science to affect social change. A Theodore U. Horger ’61 Visual and Performing Arts Scholar, Singh has worked with disadvantaged urban teenagers in Newark, N.J. through Jersey Cares and on criminal justice advocacy campaigns in Harlem through JustLeadershipUSA. “I want to affect people’s lives and reduce inequality,” she says. “I want to help people who are marginalized to have a voice.”

    Kalyani Singh

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