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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

Lehigh University Choral Arts Celebrates 150 Years of Organized Singing

On March 29 and 30, in a concert called Shine On in the Zoellner Arts Center, Choral Arts will trace the history of choral singing at the university.

George DuPaul: 1 in 3 Students with ADHD Receive No School Interventions

Largest national study of youth with ADHD reveals gaps between student needs and school services, particularly in secondary school and for non-English speakers and lower-income families.

Lehigh University graduates on football field during commencement

Former U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma to Deliver 2019 Commencement Address

Verma ’90, a leading expert on trade and diplomacy in Asia, will deliver the address at Lehigh’s 151st spring commencement on Monday, May 20.

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.

KELT exoplanet

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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

    An Iacocca Scholar

    Evan Chansky ’20 worked for an international terminal port operational company in Hong Kong through Lehigh’s Iacocca International Internship Program. As part of a product digitalization and innovation team Chansky assisted with projects, including upgrading a mobile app for Hutchinson Ports. “I now think I can go to any place in the world and figure it out … and that’s an experience I will value for the rest of my life.”

    Evan Chansky
  • Everyday Leaders

    Entrepreneurial Impact

    Lehigh hired John Ochs in 1979 to develop labs and improve its approach to design education. Ochs did that and more: He founded the Technical Entrepreneurship (TE) program and brought the Kern Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (KEEN) to Lehigh. Ochs is retiring after 40 years of impact. “It’s time to let other people—the next generation—figure out how to keep improving engineering entrepreneurship education, and I wish them all the best,” he says.

    John Ochs, Lehigh University
  • Everyday Leaders

    Making History

    After receiving her Ph.D. from Lehigh's College of Business and Economics, Lea Giménez '12 Ph.D. found herself far from South Mountain serving her native country of Paraguay in a critical and unprecedented way—as Vice Minister of Economy in the Ministry of Finance. In a country where women usually do not hold public decision-making and leadership roles, Giménez has made history as the first woman to hold the position.

    Lea Gimenez

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