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Lehigh University

Lehigh Institution (LU) is a private research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (USA), in the state's Lehigh Valley. Asa Packer, a businessman, founded it in 1865. Since the 1971–72 academic years, Lehigh University's undergraduate programs have been coeducational. The university had 5,047 undergraduates and 1,802 graduate students as of 2019.

University of Lehigh History

Lehigh University was founded in the aftermath of the Civil War, when the United States was simultaneously rebuilding and flexing its muscles as a new economic power. The tremendous increase in the use of iron and coal in industry, brought about by increased transportation on the nation's rivers and railroads, contributed to the period's boom. By 1865, Asa Packer, the builder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, had acquired both the vision and the financial clout to give back to the region that had helped him earn a fortune. He gave $500,000 to establish a new institution in his honor.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The Lehigh University has divided into 5 colleges-

  • P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science 
  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The College of Business 
  • The College of Education 
  • The College of Health

With 35% of the university's students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest.

These are the main courses which are offered by LU-

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arch
  • Bachelor of Arts in Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanics, Leadership, Energy and physics)
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering 
  • Master of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy

      Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programs has also available in across   the colleges-

  • Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts, and Science (IDEAS)
  • Computer Science and Business (CSB)
  • Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE)

Dual-degree programs-

Five-year, two-degree programs at the university allow students to earn two bachelor's degrees after five years of study. Even after studying at Lehigh for some time, a dual bachelor's degree program can be arranged.

Some of the dual degree programs following here-

  • Arts-Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences Program
  • Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs- 

  • M.S. in Financial Engineering,
  • MBA Joint Degree,
  • M.S. in Photonics,
  • Technical Entrepreneurship

      University Achievements

Although Lehigh is known for engineering, all programs and groups are passionate about what they do." According to the university, "Prior to graduation, the Center for Career & Professional Development works directly with students to offer a variety of career-related experiential opportunities. Apart from this, LU's alumni are also one of its great achievements, which include- 

  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureates 
  • Pulitzer Prize winners
  • Fulbright Fellows
  • Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences 
  • National Medal of Science winners 
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

  USP of Lehigh University

Lehigh University is one of the nation's most prestigious private research universities, located in Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley. This institution's USP is that it challenges its students to become future leaders through academic rigor, an entrepreneurial attitude, and collaboration possibilities. Lehigh engineers collaborate with their peers to comprehend situations from multiple perspectives rather than just one. They also learn to think creatively in a constantly changing marketplace of ideas. LU is now one of the country's most research-intensive engineering programs.

   University Notable Alumni

The list of LU alumni includes some well-known figures from various fields.

From Academia-

  • David A. Bader
  • Craig H. Benson 
  • Anthony G. Collins 
  • Peter D. Feaver 
  • James D. Foley 
  • Kenneth French 
  • Robert L. Ketter 
  • Andrew H. Knoll 
  • Ted London  
  • From Business-
  • William Amelio 
  • Tom Bayer, 
  • Patrice Banks, 
  • William Butterworth, John Deere 
  • Steve Chang, Trend Micro
  • Stacey Cunningham 
  • Jack Dreyfus 
  • Cathy Engelbert 
  • Murray H. Goodman

From politics-

  • Pongpol Adireksarn 
  • William David 
  • Ali Al-Naimi 
  • Carville Benson 
  • William A. Collins
  • Charlie Dent 
  • Geoff Diehl 
  • Clarence Ditlow III
  • Manuel V. Domenech

University infrastructure & services


Lehigh University has two more campuses with one main campus, spread out across 1,600 acres in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The Asa Packer Campus is located in Asheville, North Carolina. Most students attend class and live on Lehigh's main academic campus, which spans approximately 360 acres on the North Slope of South Mountain overlooking Bethlehem. This is the main campus of LU.

Murray H. Goodman Campus the university bought a lot of land in the Saucon Valley, immediately south of South Mountain, in the 1960s. Since then, work on one of the best collegiate sporting facilities in the country has progressed on this campus.

Mountaintop Campus is situated on the crest of a mountain. It encompasses 670 acres of woodland and a 72-acre research facility with eight structures. The acquisition of the facilities allowed the two older campuses to be joined. The College of Education, the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemical Engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, and bioengineering programs, the ATLSS (Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems) center, the Energy Research Center, the Military Science and Leadership program (Army ROTC), and Ben Franklin TechVentures headquarters and incubator companies are all located on the Mountaintop Campus. The Mountaintop Experience, which takes place on this site, brings students together outside of the usual classroom setting to work on innovative initiatives that could lead to entrepreneurial endeavors.


Lehigh University has two significant library facilities, The Linderman Library, and the Fairchild-Martindale library.

The historic Linderman Library serves as a showcase for humanities programs and resources, as well as a hub for intellectual activity on campus. The rotunda, which was built in 1878, and the great reading room, which was built in 1929, have been preserved in their entirety. Seminar rooms, a computer classroom, exhibition space, group studies, a cafe, and wireless throughout were added to the library during a restoration in 2005. Linderman houses Lehigh's extraordinary collection of rare books, including Darwin's On the Origin of Species and John James Audubon's double-elephant folio edition of Birds of America, as well as books and periodicals in the humanities. The library has a robust digitization effort and maintains an open access repository where academic and student research can be easily deposited.

The Fairchild-Martindale Library has immersive and collaborative learning spaces, experimental classrooms, solitary and group work and study places and a cafe as well. The library offers electronic and print books and periodicals in all fields of science, engineering, mathematics, and the social sciences, including business and education, to the university community. Students, professors, and staff at Lehigh have access to a wide range of electronic journals, electronic books, full text, and picture databases from both on and off campus.

   Housing services

LU provides on campus housing services for their students. Residence halls, according to LU, are not simply places where you sleep, study, and hang out, but also where your education, identity, and society begin. All first- and second-year students at Lehigh are required to live on campus. Final class students can also apply to reside on campus, and if space is available, they will be accepted. Residence halls are located around the Asa Packer campus at Lehigh.

Some residential hall names are following

  • Centennial I Complex,
  • Centennial II Complex,
  • Dravo House,
  • Drinker House,
  • McClintic-Marshall House,
  • Richards House,
  • Taylor House

Medical services

The LU campus has its own health and wellness center. The center is located in HWC - South (3rd Floor of Johnson Hall), and HWC - West (2nd Floor of Johnson Hall). Students are welcome to come in for any type of health concern. Students can make an appointment with a health practitioner in the Health and Wellness Center by calling 610-758-3870. If you have a medical emergency, call 610-758-4200 on campus or 911 if you are not on campus. Most students in undergraduate and graduate degrees, regardless of career, are obliged to carry health insurance. The majority of the Health & Wellness Center's services are free. The Health & Wellness Center does not charge insurance companies directly. Students may submit their receipt to their health insurance company for reimbursement for Health & Wellness Center treatments that do have an associated charge. For more health Insurance information, students can visit LU’s official


Students clubs

Lehigh University has over 150 students club on campus. These campus clubs allow students to meet new people and participate in a variety of activities.

The student’s clubs of LU include-

  • Accounting club
  • Anime Eki Club
  • Cheerleading Club
  • Circle K club
  • Cycling Club
  • Equestrian Club
  • FONI Club
  • Frisbee Club
  • Gaming club
  • India Club
  • Korean Club
  • Outing Club
  • Sailing Club
  • Swing Club
  • Turkish Club
  • Psychology Club

     University location OF LU

Lehigh Institution (LU) is a private research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (USA), in the state's Lehigh Valley. LU has three campuses. The main campus of the university is The Asa Packer campus which is located in Asheville, North Carolina. The two more campuses are Murray H. Goodman Campus and Mountaintop campus.

      Top landmark and nearest Airport of LU

        Top Landmark of LU are-

  • Alumni Memorial Building
  • E. W. Fairchild-Martindale Library and Computing Center
  • Linderman Library
  • Packer Memorial Church
  • President's House
  • Packer Hall
  •  The University Center

           Nearest Airport-

Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) Airport is the closest airport to Lehigh University, at a distance of 6.8 kilometers. Trenton-Mercer (TTN) (60.1 km), Philadelphia (PHL) (82.1 km), Newark (EWR) (101.8 km), and Harrisburg (MDT) are all neighboring airports (125.1 km).

   International Students info

Courses offered

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arch
  • Bachelor of Arts in Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanics, Leadership, Energy and physics)
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering 
  • Master of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • M.S. in Financial Engineering,
  • MBA Joint Degree,
  • M.S. in Photonics,
  • Technical Entrepreneurship

       Visas & Immigration support

To live and study at LU, international students require an F-1 visa. The International Service Office assists international students in whatever way imaginable. Students must apply for a student visa after being accepted to Lehigh University and receiving their I-20 or DS-2019. To obtain a student visa, they must: Fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application online.

Pay the SEVIS fee to the Department of Homeland Security in the United States. Students can fill out Form-901 online and pay with a credit or debit card, or using Western Union Quick Pay. To bring to your visa interview, print your confirmation. The fee must be paid at least one week before the visa interview. For a visa interview, go to your local embassy or consulate. 

  • Required documents for Immigration-
  • Form I-20 or DS-2019 from Lehigh University
  • DS-160 confirmation receipt
  • Admission letter
  • A passport 
  • English Language proficiency certificate
  • Visa application fee
  • A receipt for the SEVIS charge that has been paid
  • You must have sufficient documentation to support yourself for at least one academic year (or for the duration of the immigration document if you are a J-1 student). 
  • Bank letters or statements, as well as scholarship letters or assistantships from Lehigh University, are frequently accepted by consulates.
  • A prospective job offer, proof of business ownership, or strong family ties are all examples of evidence that you do not want to leave your home country. Non-immigrant visas such as the F-1 and J-1 are available. You must plan to study in the United States and then return home.

LU has office of International affairs for International students.

For more information students can visit here-

32 Sayre Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

(610) 758-4977.

[email protected]

   Student life

student society

 There are numerous student groups available to students. Many cultural, social, and academic activities are held by these groups. Students can use societies to develop their leadership, communication, community engagement, and organizational abilities for the future. For more information you can go with this site-

 Sports and fitness

The Murray H. Goodman Stadium, as well as the 6,000-seat Stabler Athletic and Convocation Center, the Philip Rauch Field House, the Cundey Varsity House, the Lewis Indoor Tennis Facility, and the Ulrich Sports Complex, are part of the 500-acre campus. Equestrian, flag football, gymnastics, indoor soccer, rugby, cycling, and water polo are among the more than 40 intramural and club sports available at Lehigh. The Lehigh Athletic Department, Campus Athletics, and Sports Medicine are all housed in Taylor Gym. Taylor Gym is a five-story, 10,000-square-foot facility that is open approximately 16 hours a day. Taylor Gym, which opened in 1914 and was restored in 1989 and 1995, is one of Lehigh's most active and oldest buildings. The third floor of Taylor serves as the principal core for the Lehigh Athletics department, with most athletic programs based there. As you walk through the main door on Taylor Street, you will find the Penske/Lehigh Athletics Hall of Fame on the second floor.

  • Racquetball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Dance studio
  • Two fitness class areas
  • Lane climbing wall
  • Locker rooms
  • Jacobs and Morrissey Pools

Health & Wellbeing 

The university's mission is supported through the Health & Wellness Center. The Center is committed to collaborating with campus colleagues to improve LU students' physical and emotional well-being. The Health & Wellness Center's purpose is to provide students with:

  • Medical care that is both high-quality and compassionate
  • In a confidential setting, nonjudgmental care that respects individual diversity.
  • The capacity to diagnose and treat minor ailments and injuries on one's own.

Acute treatment, routine examinations, lab testing, and gynecological examinations are among the services provided by the Center as well.

 Residential Life

   Consider "Residence Life" as one of Lehigh's features that transforms a campus into a community—your community. Through locations on campus where students can connect and interact, each residential building fosters a sense of community. So meet together with your neighbors for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat. Apartment living is one of the lifestyle options available to sophomore, junior, and senior students at Lehigh. Brodhead House, Farrington Square, Sayre Park Village, Singleton, Hitch & Maida homes, and Trembley Park are among the campus's five outstanding complexes. Each apartment complex has its own unique location and living atmosphere. All-gender or co-ed apartment/suite living is available. For more information about residential life in LU you can visit here-

 Food & drink

 On campus, Lehigh students have a variety of eating options, including vegetarian, foreign, kosher, and gluten-free menu items. Many restaurants and cafe crew takes great effort to provide consistently exceptional cuisine and service, and is always changing to accommodate the needs, tastes, and preferences of LU students. Apart from on campus options you can find some good food options off campus as well.

  • Alexandra’s Bistro
  • Anna’s Brick 
  • Bookstore Speakeasy
  • Café the Lodge
  • Déjà Brew
  • Dinky’s Icecream parlor & Grill
  • El Jefe’s Taqueria

 Short term getaways

  • St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church,
  • Sotto Santi,
  • Godfrey Daniels,
  • National Museum of Industrial History,
  • The Funhouse,
  • Steel Stacks,
  • Hoover Mason Trestle,
  • Lehigh Millennium Folk Arch and Art Enclave,
  • The Banana Factory,
  • Captured LV Escape Room,
  • Zoellner Arts Center,
  • Tallarico's Chocolates,
  • Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

Part time jobs

Part-time jobs are available on and off campus for students. Paid research opportunities, teaching assistantships, and other positions are available on campus. They impose some restrictions on students. The office of student affairs advisors assists students in finding jobs and meeting other needs.

    Student Safety

  In 2019, Lehigh University reported 412 incidents of crime and safety involving students on or near campus, as well as on other campus-owned sites. With a student’s body of 6,953, that equates to 59.25 occurrences per 1,000 students. On and off campus, the LUPD is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment. A high level of professionalism in the department demonstrates that devotion. It is still one of the state's only five recognized university police departments. The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators both accredited the Lehigh University Police Department (IACLEA).The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has completely trained and certified Lehigh's police officers. On campus, the University Police have full police powers and may use them. The University Police Department and the State and Local Police Departments have an excellent working relationship.

       Famous courses

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arch
  • Bachelor of Arts in Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanics, Leadership, Energy and physics)
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering 
  • Master of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy

      Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programs 

  • Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Science (IDEAS)
  • Computer Science and Business (CSB)
  • Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE)

     And so on.

   Campus recruitment

    All Special Education and Teaching, Learning, and Technology curriculum, including the Pre-Professional Seminar and Intern Teaching, is handled by the OPC. Provides a large number of career and internship openings. Handshake is a website where students may create an account and search for the ideal employer and employment for them. The internship program department at your college will locate you an internship that you are interested in. To be considered for placements, students must go through a series of interviews and aptitude exams. For detailed information you can visit here-

Famous companies who recruit directly

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Citi
  • EY
  • Globus Medical
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Kiewit
  • KPMG
  1. Median Earnings 5 Years After Graduation    90,000     
  2. Median Earnings 2 Years After Graduation  67,000 
  3. Employed 2 Years After Graduation   97% 
  4. Employed 6 months After Graduation   97% 

        Brochures & applications 

Lehigh accepts both the Common Application and the Coalition Application, so please complete your application according to the instructions on your preferred platform's website.

Within one week of submitting your application, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided on your Common Application or Coalition Application.

For more admission application and for more information you can visit here-

You can send your problems or quarry through this email-

 [email protected] or 

    (610) 758-3100.  

Application Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application with Lehigh Questions and Writing Supplement
  • Recommendations and Reports
  • School Report (including counselor recommendation) and Official High School Transcript
  • Teacher Recommendation(one)
  • Mid-year School Report and Transcript
  • Final School Report and Transcript
  • $70 Application Fee
  • Official SAT or ACT scores – Optional

   For more information you can visit here-

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Lehigh University Cost of studies


Bachelors: $ 54,790

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Lehigh University Deadlines


Early Decision I: November 15         

Early Decision II: January 1  

Regular Decision: January 1  


College of Arts and Sciences: Fall-July15, Spring-December 1, Summer-April 30

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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