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Over the next decade, the University will increase its undergraduate population by 1,000 students, or roughly 20 percent, while increasing its graduate student population by 500. This expansion of our student body will bring new dynamism and greater diversity to campus as well as to South Bethlehem, while fostering an ever more vibrant atmosphere of creativity and collaboration.

In support of this growth, Lehigh will also recruit 100 new faculty members. This major investment into our faculty will broaden Lehigh’s academic footprint, building on some of the university’s most esteemed academic programs, strengthening its research enterprise and helping raise its intellectual capacity to new heights.

An Investment in Our Future

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1,000 New Undergraduate Students

Growing our undergraduate student population will bring greater vibrancy to campus, while allowing us to extend the value of a Lehigh education to more students from more diverse backgrounds than ever before.

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500 New Graduate Students

The expansion of our graduate student population will enhance our culture of discovery and strengthen our capacity to support our faculty.

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100 New Faculty

The addition of 100 new faculty will vastly expand our ability to engage in impactful research and bolster our reputation as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking universities in the nation.


"We are setting a direction that builds and expands upon our historic strengths and honors the core values that have made Lehigh such a special place. This plan has the potential to be truly transformative for our university."

- Lehigh President John D. Simon

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A Culture of Discovery

Faculty share their perspectives on how Lehigh supports their research, as well as how the university strives to create a “24-7” environment of exploration.

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