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Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Picture yourself on a beautifully wooded campus spanning 2,358 acres, one of the largest private campuses in the country. More than 6,900 students call this hillside university "home." With four distinguished colleges, Lehigh strikes the perfect balance: It's an internationally recognized research university that has the atmosphere of a small college.

About

History

Lehigh University’s history is closely related to the rise of America as an industrial power. The vision of our founder, Asa Packer, an industrial pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, set the foundation for generations of students to learn and live among the nation’s brightest scholars.

Education

Our academic culture encourages faculty to seek new challenges, and allows undergraduate and graduate students to tap their creativity, find innovative solutions, and interact with fellow scholars and researchers.

Research

We foster a culture of discovery, built on our recognition that new understanding and graduates who carry a spirit of inquiry into the world are our greatest contributions to society. Research at Lehigh is at the center of how we look at the world, how we work to contribute to its betterment, and how we educate.

Career

Every Lehigh employee is part of an organization that impacts not only our region, but also the world.

As with our students, we expect the highest quality from our staff and faculty. And we believe our employees meet that expectation every day. In return, Lehigh offers an exciting academic atmosphere, competitive salaries, and excellent benefits.

We encourage our current employees to build their careers here. We also welcome new applicants who wish to join our dynamic community of professionals. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
551 -50
2019
501
2018
501
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
601 -100
2019
501
2018
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
601 100
2018
701
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
799 -91
2019
708 -47
2018
661
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Lehigh University welcomes students from all over the world. We offer a number of services, programs, organizations and events that help international students acclimate to their new environment, and to avail themselves of all the opportunities for intellectual and personal growth that the university offers.

Housing services

Lehigh students will find a welcome home on the Asa Packer Campus in Bethlehem, where they will be immersed in a vibrant living and learning environment. They will have all the comforts of home while living in residence halls that are conveniently located to classrooms, dining options, health and safety services and social opportunities.

Library services

Access library resources (books, journals, databases, Special Collections, Digital Library); see hours and locations; receive research assistance.

ICT services

LTS is pleased to announce that Lehigh University is providing campus-wide access to the latest version of MATLAB, Simulink, and 48 companion Toolboxes.

Medical services

The health, safety and well-being of our students is of paramount concern, underscoring the university’s clear and unwavering focus on our students. We are committed to providing the safe living and learning environment that helps each student reach his or her full potential, with a focus on prevention and education.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia and is right in the middle of the Mid-Atlantic corridor. The Lehigh Valley region is home to about 750,000 people, giving our students and the campus community plenty to do. Our campus is on South Mountain in Bethlehem and actually consists of three contiguous areas: The Asa Packer Campus (home to most of our academic and residential buildings), Mountaintop Campus and the Murray H. Goodman Campus (where many of our athletic facilities are located).

Sports facilities

In executing our mission we support the provision of equitable opportunities for all students and staff, in an environment where all individuals are respected and empowered.  Our programs promote and provide opportunities for broad participation, challenging competition, sportsmanship, cooperation, teamwork, commitment, achievement, service to others, enjoyment and the development of enduring attributes and skills.  Programs are offered with intensity levels ranging from NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports, through competitive club sports and intramural sports, to a diversified program of recreational, instructional, and fitness opportunities.

Student clubs

The Lehigh University Student Senate serves as the primary governing body that recognizes clubs and organizations. Benefits of being a Student Senate recognized organization include:

  • Access to resources in the SOuRCe

  • A group page on LINC

  • A booth at the fall and spring club expos

  • Campus Events Advisory Group (CEAG)

  • Event guidance and organizational support from Student Engagement staff

  • Student Senate's funding (annual funding and the co-sponsorship fund)

Accreditation

Lehigh University's College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

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