Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Our small size, ideal student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom.
1865 by Asa Packer, an industrial pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Regionally Accredited, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
5,075 undergraduates (55% men, 45% women)
1,979 graduate students (55% men, 45% women)
College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and College of Education
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25 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women, 43 intramural and club sports
Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic community that is a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Over 820,000 people live in the region.
SIZE OF CAMPUS: 2,358 acres. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous.
80% of classes have 35 or fewer students
100+ Undergraduate degree programs
Student life at Lehigh integrates academics with a vibrant array of organizations and activities, leadership development, residential life, the arts, athletics, and exciting community service opportunities.
The safety and security of our community is our top priority. The Lehigh University Police Department is accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.
Lehigh faculty members are world-class scholars who are known for their excellence in research.
full-time professors teach at Lehigh.
of Lehigh faculty hold the terminal degree in their field.
of full-time faculty are tenured.
1,050+ undergraduates take part in research every year
117 research grants awarded to Lehigh faculty by external funding agencies
784 students were employed in faculty projects (undergraduate and graduate)
45 student projects were supported from Spring 2012-Spring 2013 by the Dale S. Strohl '58 Awards for Research Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences
55 students received grants for their own projects
$13,120 room and board
$420 technology fee
Additional laboratory fee of $520 for certain programs and majors.
$84 million grants and scholarships
Lehigh offers competitive financial aid packages that are awarded on a need- and merit- based system.
$39,925 typical financial aid package
More Than 50% of our students receive financial aid
The Lehigh University United National Partnership offers 56 U.N.-related programs every year. Lehigh was just the 6th university in the world to have earned NGO (non-governmental organization) status from the U.N.'s Office of Public Information.
103 students served distinctive, individually designed internships in 15 countries through the Iacocca International Internship program.
43% of the Class of 2016 studied overseas at least once.
achieved career-related employment, entered graduate school, or landed other opportunities within their plan
More than 261 companies, representing a wide range of industries, visited campus to recruit Lehigh students.