Colleges Lehigh University
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. Along with our main Asa Packer campus, we also offer academic, research and athletic programming on our Mountaintop and Goodman campuses.
Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for more than 7,000 students. Our small size, ideal student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom. Lehigh is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a vibrant and historic community located in the Lehigh Valley, just a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia.
Lehigh students can complement their course of study with an entrepreneurial mindset through a variety of innovative programs and opportunities, including an entrepreneurship minor open to students of all majors. Entrepreneurship at Lehigh teaches students how to become successful innovators, seeing problems as opportunities and creating valuable solutions.
LehighSiliconValley. LehighSiliconValley takes you to the San Francisco Bay Area – the hub of entrepreneurship that spawns countless new enterprises with their breakthrough technologies, next-generation software, and trend-setting social media. This highly selective immersive experience is a 3 credit course open to all sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students, and Lehigh alumni from any discipline. The “live case” learning environment focuses on real companies, real players, and their real situations in real time. Students meet with experts, tour spaces, and begin to learn how to apply these lessons within their own entrepreneurial journey.
IDEAS. Jointly administered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, IDEAS is a four-year honors program that allows students to get a bachelor’s degree with heavy concentrations in both colleges. On the one hand, the program attracts students whose first love is engineering, but who also feel passionate about the arts and sciences. Yet IDEAS is also perfect for those initially drawn to the arts and sciences, but who understand the importance and practicality of a strong technical background gained through engineering.
School Mission & Unique Qualities
Lehigh is a premier residential research university that has long played a groundbreaking role in interdisciplinary education and research. Lehigh prepares students within a rigorous academic environment that blends learning inside and outside the classroom and promotes creativity, innovation and interaction. Academic life at Lehigh extends well beyond the classroom, and students are engaged in educational pursuits in their local community and the world at large. Over 600 international learning opportunities and internships are available.
“Lehigh is an amazing school and has provided many opportunities. Professors will sit with you and really help you understand, the administrative staff help complicated processes run smoothly, and overall everyone I encountered made me feel welcome and excited to be there.”