Lehigh University

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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 2016 graduates

9:1

student-to-faculty ratio

6th

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

87%

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

1,050+

undergraduate students involved in research

100+

undergraduate degree programs and majors

29

average class size

5,075

undergraduate students

2,358

acre campus on three contiguous campuses

1,979

graduate students

16

themed residential communities

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

150+

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

99%

of Lehigh 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 the Class of 2016 studied overseas at least once

78

countries represented within our campus community

100+

fully funded internship opportunities around the world

3,130

interviews held on campus

3,000+

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

77,000

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

95%

placement rate for the class of 2016

Karyn Olivier exhibit at LUAG

The Complexity of Being Human

Artist-in-Residence Karyn Olivier builds a wall inside the LUAG Main Gallery. 

Mary Robinson speaks at Lehigh University

Mary Robinson Challenges Lehigh Community to Advocate for Climate Justice

The former president of Ireland spoke about the global impact of climate change at the Kenner Lecture for Cultural Understanding. 

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland

Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, to Speak at Lehigh

The human rights activist will speak about climate justice in the 2018 Kenner Lecture on Cultural Understanding. 

Inspired Research

Refining Disease Prediction with Big Data Analytics

Improvements in healthcare, says Mooi Choo Chuah, depend in part on the efficiency with which providers share and interpret data.

Refining Disease Prediction with Big Data Analytics

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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 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
  • Everyday Leaders

    A Story Worth the Telling

    While studying political science at Lehigh, Juan Palacio Moreno ’16 ’17G gained an appreciation for cultures far away and in his own backyard. At the University of Tübingen in Germany one summer, he helped resettle refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. With Bethlehem Unbound, Palacio spent another summer learning the art of storytelling in South Bethlehem, at Lehigh’s doorstep. “Stories,” he says, “possess the power to establish or destroy stigmas.” Palacio’s own story continues in San Francisco, where he is helping the city’s library with its 10-year capital plan.

    Juan Palacio Moreno
  • 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

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