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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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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

5,047

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

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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.

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Inspired Research

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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

    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
  • 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

    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

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