Lehigh University

A beautiful setting for
boundless possibilities

This is Lehigh

 

Undeniably Lehigh

Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.

  • Overview
  • Academics
  • Our Campus
  • Student Life
  • Global
  • After Graduation
20+

interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges

$65K

average starting salary of 2018 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

28

average class size

89%

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

1,050+

undergraduate students took part in research in 2016-17

1,802

graduate students

13

themed residential communities

5,047

undergraduate students

1,600

acres on three contiguous campuses

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

200+

150+ clubs, plus 41 intramural and club sports and 25 fraternities and sororities

93%

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 offered to Lehigh students

43%

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

98

countries represented in the undergraduate and graduate populations

100+

fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 30 countries every year

85K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

95%

of the class of 2018 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

2,754

interviews with employers on campus

21,000+

full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board in 2018

Lehigh and Lehigh Valley Public Media Announce Radio Partnership

Collaboration will enhance student educational experience while continuing WLVR’s student-driven music programming.

Marty Baron Celebrates The Brown and White’s 125th Anniversary

The Washington Post’s executive editor returns to Lehigh to discuss his start in journalism and current challenges to the industry.

Tyler Shultz: ‘I Didn’t Plan on Being a Whistleblower’

The Theranos’ saga at heart of Lehigh’s third Peter S. Hagerman ’61 Lecture in Ethics.

Inspired Research

Blood’s Mysterious First Responder

A team of Lehigh researchers works to better understand the mechanical properties of the von Willebrand Factor.

Illustration of brain

Latest News

Featured Videos

Research at Lehigh

 

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

    Empowering Women

    Materials science and engineering alum Patrice Banks ’02 launched Girls Auto Clinic in the Philadelphia area to educate and empower women who often feel at a loss about auto repairs. The clinic, which caters to women, is staffed by women mechanics and includes a nail salon and a play area for children. Banks has attracted national media attention. Her story was the subject of a Fox sitcom pilot, “Patty’s Auto.”

    Patrice Banks
  • Everyday Leaders

    The Discovery of a Shape

    Biophysicist Javier Buceta and his collaborators from Spain have uncovered the scutoid, a previously unknown geometric shape which is adopted by packed epithelial cells during embryonic development. This discovery potentially could help advance tissue engineering, which seeks to create living, functional tissues to repair or replace diseased or damaged tissue. The discovery also has impact beyond biomedicine: “One does not normally have the opportunity to name a new shape," Buceta says.

  • Everyday Leaders

    Students Aim to Make Sustainable Change

    Students across disciplines have pursued Impact Projects and conducted fieldwork through the Global Social Impact Fellowship. Belle Sullivan ’22, spent her summer working on the Mountaintop Mushroom Production Project. The project aims to produce mushrooms as resources for Sierra Leonean farmers, during their ‘hunger months.’ Sullivan grew up doing nonprofit work, however, she says, “My definition of doing good has changed. To me, doing good is about making a sustained impact.”

    Mushroom

Scenes from South Mountain