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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

$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

Move-In Day Celebrates Class of 2023’s Arrival

The atmosphere is jubilant as first-year students arrive on campus and move into dorms.

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.

Inspired Research

Virtual Learning for Students with Special Needs

Lehigh researchers explore whether virtual reality experiences can enhance the writing fluency of students with special needs.

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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.

    Implant
  • 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.

    Robotics
  • 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.

    Mushroom
  • 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

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