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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

100+

undergraduate degree programs and majors

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

1,942

graduate students

16

themed residential communities

5,075

undergraduate students

1,600

acres 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 undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity

65,000+

hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community

250

study abroad programs in 74 countries

43%

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

85

countries represented within our campus community

100+

fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 30 countries every year

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

Lehigh Looks to Expand Opportunities, Partnerships in China

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

Lehigh Routs Lafayette in #Rivalry154

The Mountain Hawks got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 34-3 win over the Leopards. 

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Lehigh College of Business and Economics Plans Expansion

Plans call for new three-story, 60-000-square-foot building as number of students and faculty increases.

Inspired Research

In Pursuit of the Deadly Tumor Cell

Yaling Liu is perfecting a microfluidic device that could lead to earlier detection of primary tumors and metastasis, and determine treatment effectiveness—all through a non-invasive blood test.

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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

    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

    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

    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

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