Located in Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley, Lehigh is one of the nation's most distinguished private research universities. With four distinguished colleges and an ideal student-to-faculty ratio, Lehigh offers world-class academic opportunities. Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, it offers a rigorous academic community for more than 7,000 students. Their small size, ideal student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom.
Lehigh University provides more than 2,300 programs and courses. Students are spread across the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and the College of Education. Through a wide range of on-campus programs, international internships and study abroad opportunities, students gain rich perspective through first-hand experiences of diverse world both on and beyond physical campus. Lehigh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Students benefit from a supportive campus culture where faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners play an active role in their academic and career development. For over 150 years, Lehigh has had its eye on the future, redefining what it means to lead every step of the way.
The university blends its rigorous academic programs with an energetic and exciting campus environment, offering distinctive programs that support, guide, challenge and inspire students. From Spirit Week and “The Rivalry” to Founder’s Day and The Rally, the Lehigh community proudly celebrates its history through a number of annual traditions.
The Lehigh University Center for Community Engagement (CCE) assists Lehigh’s faculty, staff, and students who are involved with service-learning classes or community-based research projects globally and locally, mobilizes university-community partnerships to address societal challenges, promotes knowledge and research for the common good, and helps cultivate engaged citizens. We are a centralized resource for all community members to support high-quality research, learning, and active citizenship.
Founded in 1865 by industrial pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Asa Packer, Lehigh offers a “friendly community-oriented atmosphere on a hilly campus that is beyond beautiful,” according to The Princeton Review. They also offer academic, research and athletic programming on Mountaintop and Goodman campuses.
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