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Academics

Located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, Lehigh University offers students a long history of traditions, more than 100 majors and programs, and “the ability to collaborate with other students across different fields of study.” The coursework here is difficult—“keeping even the brightest students on their toes”—but “the kinship formed through the struggle and triumph are irreplaceable.” Research opportunities are abundant, study abroad is wildly popular, and a strong engineering school and business school do “an amazing job making sure everyone gets high-paying internships junior year and jobs after college” (in fact, 95 percent of students are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation).

The professors are “very intellectual beings who are also very interesting as people”: “knowledgeable, available, and some are even awakening.” They are incredibly accessible, and “always give students their emails, mail boxes, phone numbers, and sometimes even cell phone numbers.” “Make sure to get to know them outside of the classroom since they often give out career advice,” advises a student. The cross-disciplinary programs that Lehigh offers (such as the IDEAS program, which integrates arts and engineering) are “beyond what many other institutions provide.” Resources are in good supply at Lehigh; for example, there are tutors “consistently available to assist students in any subject they are struggling with.” In addition to having world-class facilities, students are “encouraged by those around them to become involved in research,” which is just one component in the awesome “return on investment” that so many speak of as the great perk of attending Lehigh.

Student Body

The student body at Lehigh is “extremely hard-working, both academically and socially.” “We work hard and have fun doing it,” says a student. This group is “fairly affluent” and a majority of the students are from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, but “Lehigh prides itself on its search for diversity.” The utter respect that Mountain Hawks have for their fellow students is admirable: “The best part about the people around me is the common bond of intelligence,” says a student. “No matter what another student is doing, whether it be marching band, or joining a fraternity or a sorority, I know that every student on this campus is an intellectual.”

Campus Life

This is a truly beautiful school and “a great compact campus that you can walk.” There is “never a dull moment” because everyone here is “always working on a project or a class or something they’re independently creating.” Over 200 different clubs and organizations make it easy to get involved, and Lehigh is “big into Greek life.” There are “so many events, guest speakers, athletic competitions, student groups, and alcohol-free/drug-free After Dark events” that students can’t even conceive of doing it all. It’s also not unusual for groups of friends to plan activities at this collaborative school: “In the past few weeks, I’ve had snowball fights, gone hiking, eaten dinner with friends, and gone ice skating.”

Lehigh is a both-ends-of-the candle school, and typically students spend “countless hours” in the library and then relax by going out at night; “even the kids who are in the hardest classes and wake up at 7:00 a.m. to study are going hard at these parties.” “Everyone gets a true college experience,” says a student. Not only are students double and sometimes triple majors in various fields, but “many are also varsity athletes, have multiple minors, and are heavily involved in some type of organization or club on campus.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Neil Gogno
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
27 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone
610-758-3100

Email
admissions@lehigh.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Linderman Library
University Center
Wilbur Powerhouse
Taylor Gymnasium
Zoellner Arts Center
Hawk's Nest Farrington Campus Square

Most Popular Places Off Campus
South Side/Historic Downtown Bethlehem
Banana Factory Arts Center/Gallery
Steel Stacks/Arts Quest
Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley
Iron Pigs Stadium/Phillies AAA Team
Poconos Lehigh Valley Mall Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, open selected Saturdays
8:15am-4:45pm
610-758-3100

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10:15am 2:15 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Lehigh Valley International Airport is a 10-minute drive from campus. Taxi and limousine service is available for the ride from the airport to campus. LANTA metro bus service connects the Lehigh Valley. TRACS Service (campus van and shuttle service) provides transportation to and from University buildings and neighborhoods adjacent to campus. Carl R. Beiber Tourways and Trans-Bridge Line provide daily bus service to major metropolitan areas including Philadelphia and New York City.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Route I-78 East or West: Take the Hellertown/Bethlehem exit 67. From the East: Go straight at the end of the exit ramp across Route 412 onto Silvex Road (between Wendy's and Turkey Hill). From the West: Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 412 North (Main Street). Turn left at the traffic light at Silvex Road. Continue on Silvex under the railroad overpass and across the creek. Saucon Park will be on your right. Go straight under I-78 and continue to William Street (you will see a sign for the Asa Packer Campus). At the stop sign go straight across William Street to College Drive. The athletic facilities of Lehigh's Murray Goodman Campus will be on your left. Turn right at the stop sign on Mountain Drive South and continue back under I-78 and through the next stop sign. Follow the Lehigh University directional signs for the Asa Packer Campus. Bear left at the fork at the top of the mountain. The entrance to Lehigh's Mountaintop Campus will be on your right. Continue on Mountain Drive through the first stop sign. Stay right at the fork past Lehigh's Sayre Fields and continue through the stop sign. Take the first left through the stone gates onto Upper Sayre Park Road. Follow Upper Sayre Park Road down the mountain. Turn left at the stop sign facing Taylor College (the tan residence). About 50 feet ahead is the next stop sign. Turn left onto University Drive and bear right where the road circles around Trembley Park Apartments. At the stop sign, go straight down the hill. At the next stop sign, turn right into the parking entrance for Admissions visitors. You will see the Alumni Memorial Building. The Admissions Office is located on the first floor. The 4.5-mile drive should take approximately 10 minutes from the I-78 exit. For additional driving directions visit www.lehigh.edu/directions.

Local Accommodations
Comfort Suites located at 120 W. 3rd Street is within walking distance to campus (610.882.9700). The Hotel Bethlehem (610.625.5000) is located downtown in historic Bethlehem and only a short distance from campus. Marriott Courtyard (610.317.6200), Marriott-Fairfield Inn (610.867.8681) and Marriott-Residence Inn (610.317.2662) are located nearby and are only a short drive (less than 10 minutes) to campus. The Sheraton Four Point-Lehigh Valley (610.266.1000) is located next to the Lehigh Valley International Airport approximately 10 minutes away. Bed and Breakfast options include Sayre Mansion Inn (610.882.2100) and Wydnor Hall Inn (800.839.0020) all located in Bethlehem, PA. For more information visit www.lehigh.edu/visitinglehigh and click on the Explore Bethlehem Option.

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Applicants: 15,649
Acceptance Rate: 32%






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