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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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interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges


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university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations


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of students have an internship or co-op experience while at Lehigh


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acre campus on three contiguous campuses


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themed residential communities


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NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women


clubs, plus 43 intramural and club sports and 31 fraternities and sororities


of Lehigh students participate in an extracurricular activity


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Study abroad programs in 74 countries


of the Class of 2016 studied overseas at least once


countries represented within our campus community


fully funded internship opportunities around the world


graduates in the Lehigh alumni network


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

Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert ’86 to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address

Lehigh’s 150th Commencement will be held Monday, May 21.

Lehigh President John Simon speaks at the International Higher Education Forum 2018.

President John D. Simon Speaks at International Higher Education Forum 2018

Simon joined university leaders from around the world on a panel titled “Internationalization: National Approaches."

Colson Whitehead at Lehigh

Colson Whitehead Delights in MLK Talk at Lehigh

Widely acclaimed author shared insights into the process of writing 'The Underground Railroad.'

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A Tunnel to Lower-Cost Solar Cells

Nicholas Strandwitz receives DOE grant to explore promising fabrication technique.

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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

    Increasing Access to Art

    Ricardo Viera has served as Director and Chief Curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) for more than four decades. Since his arrival in 1974, LUAG's collection has increased from 2,500 pieces to more than 14,000. Viera has brought to campus a wide variety of art that explores the vibrancy of our world—and, in turn, has earned national recognition for the University. A champion of building community through art, he also has connected the University with South Bethlehem in creative and meaningful ways.

    Ricardo Viera
  • Everyday Leaders

    Filling Needs, Not Landfills

    As founder of L.A. Shares, Bert Ball ’76 has helped keep millions of pounds of materials out of landfills while filling the needs of schools and community organizations. The effort started in 1991 in Los Angeles, when Ball arranged for the dismantled wood from “Hook” movie sets to be donated to a national nonprofit. Since then, more than $180 million worth of goods and materials has been recycled through the program. “I am in the stuff business,” said Ball. “Why bury it if you can give it a second chance?”

    Bert Ball, Lehigh alumn and founder of L.A. Shares
  • Everyday Leaders

    An Engineer with a Mission

    Joining a campus Christian ministry and two dance groups helped Anjela Yates ’17 find her footing at Lehigh. Interning in Shanghai and touring Cambodia widened her outlook. As president of Lehigh’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, Yates saw membership expand from six to more than 30. After completing a B.S. in industrial and systems engineering, Yates enrolled in Lehigh’s master’s program in Technical Entrepreneurship. Her goal is simple. “I would love to develop technology,” she says, “that can help students learn better.”

    Angela Yates

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