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This is Lehigh

 

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

Update on New State Anti-Hazing Law

University administrators share update on the Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law.

corrine post research

Study: Board Independence Protects Firms from Corporate Misconduct

Corinne Post and Andrew Ward among co-authors of 'Board Independence and Corporate Misconduct: A Cross-National Meta-Analysis.'

Lehigh Names Tom Gilmore Head Football Coach

Following an extensive search, Lehigh names Gilmore as 29th head football coach in the university's history.

Inspired Research

CHARMM-GUI Provides a Close-Up Look at Bacteria

A web-based graphical user interface eases modeling of complex biomolecular systems, possibly paving the way for better understanding of drug-resistant bacteria.

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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

    Elevating Learning Abroad

    Brook Sawyer, associate professor of teaching, learning and technology, leads an initiative with Innova Schools of Peru that broadens the reach of the College of Education. 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
  • 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

    Thinking Big

    As senior vice president of human resources at Amazon, Beth Galetti ’93 oversees one of the largest workforces in the tech industry. Unafraid of new challenges, she was tapped to serve as Amazon’s leader in a new partnership that aims to address rising health care costs. “I like putting myself in places where I’m uncomfortable,” she says. “I like learning all the time.”

    Beth Galetti

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