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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


150+ clubs, plus 41 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 offered to Lehigh students


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


countries represented in the undergraduate and graduate populations


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

SouthSide Commons Officially Opens

Ribbon-cutting ceremony signals milestone along Lehigh’s Path to Prominence.

Promising New Solar-Powered Path to Hydrogen Fuel Production

A team at Lehigh is the first to use a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a solar-driven water splitting catalyst that produces hydrogen with the potential to be manufactured sustainably, cheaply and abundantly.

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.

Inspired Research

A Planet Hotter Than Most Stars

A newly discovered Jupiter-like world takes only 1.5 days to complete a revolution around its host star—and may even have a tail like a comet.

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Projects with Purpose

This summer, interdisciplinary teams of students, faculty and external partners came together on projects designed to drive impact and enact positive change as part of the Mountaintop Summer Experience.

  • On Mountaintop

    Patient-Customized Cochlear Implant Simulation App

    This project continues on the work completed in Summer 2018, when a beta version of an app, HearMyCI, was developed for “translating” cochlear implants from young children to their caregivers. The goal for Summer 2019 was to complete product development and develop an applied research plan for HearMyCl. Students also gained stakeholder input into how the app can best be implemented with caregivers of children.

  • On Mountaintop

    Paper-based Tests for Sickle Cell Diseases

    This project aims to develop point-of-care diagnostics for sickle cell disease and anemia for specific use in Sierra Leone. The team’s goal is to create a simple and easy-to-use product that will minimize the need for training by medical professionals. As part of the Global Social Impact Fellowship program, team members have already started to build networks and research healthcare systems, and are working on integrating their lab discoveries into the Sierra Leonean healthcare system.

    Sickle Cell
  • On Mountaintop

    Collaborative Localization and Mapping

    This project focused on Visual Localization and Mapping of autonomous robots (quadcopter drones) through the development of basic algorithms and software packages using a Robot Operating System to collect visual samples and perform object classification.

  • On Mountaintop

    Mushroom Production Systems

    The Mountaintop Mushroom Production Project, part of the Global Social Impact Fellowship program, seeks to refine and proliferate mushroom production houses for Sierra Leonean farmers, who can utilize them as a source of income and a cash crop when others are not accessible. Members of the team travelled to Sierra Leone to conduct further tests and build networks.


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