Founded in 1865, Lehigh is a coeducational, private university located in Bethlehem, Pa., about 75 miles from New York City and 50 miles from Philadelphia. The 1,600-acre university is spread over three contiguous campuses: The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus. More than 150 buildings and 180 acres of playing fields are on this campus of about 6,900 undergraduates and graduate students.
Students who enroll at Lehigh attend one of its four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, the College of Education and the P.C Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Lehigh offers more than 90 different programs and majors, and more than 2,000 courses. The university’s average class size is 27 students, and its large classes do offer small sections in addition to the lectures. The student-to-faculty ratio at Lehigh is 10:1. Lehigh’s two libraries hold more than 1.2 million volumes and also 150 scholarly databases available for research.
Students who attend Lehigh can take advantage of the school’s academic support services, including a learning center, assistance with study skills, tutoring and a writing center. It offers English as a Second Language classes and services, an honors program, independent study opportunities, internships, an exchange student program and career counseling.
Lehigh’s Study Abroad program is extensive, offering undergraduates 200 programs in 60 different countries. You can spend a semester abroad in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia/New Zealand, Europe and the Middle East. If you prefer to travel during college breaks, Lehigh offers winter break programs in Costa Rica, Martinique, Spain, and Singapore; summer programs n Belgium, Ireland, London, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, and Kenya; and a spring break program in Israel. The programs are all led by members of the Lehigh faculty.
Lehigh also has agreements with 13 exchange colleges and universities around the world, which allow students to enroll at an exchange university as an international exchange student. Lehigh offers $2,000 travel grants to qualifying students who attend one of the exchange schools for a semester or year.