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Lehigh University

Lehigh University

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a premier coeducational, nondenominational, private residential research university that offers a distinctive academic environment for undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Lehigh University’s annual report from 2013 provides an overview of the intellectual activity across campus as well as a financial report. It is posted on our website at

Lehigh offers more than 90 undergraduate programs and majors featuring more than 2,000 courses in 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 confers a total of 12 degrees at the undergraduate and advanced degree level. We have 482 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty and approximately 200 adjunct faculty and lecturers and 10 full-time visiting faculty. With approximately 4700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, a small student-to-faculty ratio allows students to work closely with professors. About 69%of all full-time faculty are tenured, and 99%of full-time tenure-track faculty hold a doctorate degree or the highest degree in their field.  We have 1,215 staff members supporting the academic, research and administrative functions.

Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is situated on over 2,300 acres on four campuses. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous and feature more than 153 buildings with 4.3 million-plus square feet of classroom, laboratory, office and living space. The campus also has 180 acres of playing fields and half of the campus is preserved as open space.


Diversity Profile: Lehigh University

"At Lehigh, we celebrate our diversity, and we embrace our academic, cultural, economic, and physical differences. We respect one another, we look out for one another, and we help one another succeed. These principles are not just words on paper; they are what we believe in and what we expect of our entire campus community."

—Lehigh President John D. Simon 

Lehigh University rewards creativity, leadership and innovation; our commitment to excellence and intellectual curiosity is matched by our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive employee community.

  • FSPN - The Faculty/Staff Pride Network is a place of support for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff as well as allies and advocates who are interested in fostering and sustaining a welcoming and affirming climate on campus for LGBTQ+ people.
  • Lehigh ADVANCE - focuses on harnessing the strengths of interdisciplinarity to enhance recruitment, retention, and the advancement of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
  • LUAlly - LUally delivers skills-based, educational opportunities for the Lehigh community, while centering the philosophy that allyship is a continuous process that looks different for everyone.
  • Faculty Mentoring Committee - a university-wide system to promote programs that will enhance the success of faculty after they arrive at Lehigh, to provide new faculty members with ideas about teaching and research at Lehigh, as well as insights on life in the Lehigh Valley.
  • Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative is designed to create a more diversified faculty and to identify employment opportunities for partners/spouses of faculty candidates as well as those of current members of the faculty
  • FSCN The Faculty and Staff of Color Network offers support and resources to welcome and foster a greater sense of comm unity with faculty and staff of color on Lehigh's campus.

Lehigh University is first and foremost an educational institution, committed to developing the future leaders of our changing global society. Every member of our community has a personal responsibility to acknowledge and practice the following basic principles:

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Lehigh University Announcements

Hires and Promotions
  • Elsa Reichmanis

    Carl R. Anderson Endowed Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Date Announced: November 7, 2019
  • Maria Donoghue Velleca

    Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

    Date Announced: February 20, 2019
  • Whitney Witt

    Inaugural dean of the college of health

    Date Announced: January 27, 2019
  • William Gaudelli

    Dean, College of Education

    Date Announced: May 8, 2018
  • William B. Crow

    Director of the art galleries and professor of practice in the department of art, architecture and design

    Date Announced: April 23, 2018

Latest announcements from our capital campaign database for Lehigh University.

Year Started:
Top priority:
Student aid and research
Goal: $1,000,000,000
Raised to Date: $550,000,000
Type: Capital Campaigns

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