College of

Lehigh community

Founded in 1865 by Asa Packer
Alumni Memorial Building, Asa Packer Campus
Alumni Memorial Building, Asa Packer Campus

Founded in 1865, Lehigh is a coeducational, non-denominational and private university. Located in Bethlehem, Pa., Lehigh is in close proximity to New York City (75 miles) and Philadelphia (50 miles).

Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe.

More than 4,700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students call Lehigh "home." Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is situated on 1,600 acres in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia.

Since 1865, generations of students have chosen Lehigh for their educational experience. They know Lehigh is a place where they can make strong personal connections with faculty, conduct research in diverse fields of study, thrive in a dynamic campus community, form lasting bonds with Lehigh alumni, and learn from their own life experiences.

Lehigh is comprised of 1,600 acres on 3 contiguous campuses: The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus.

Lehigh features more than 153 buildings with 4.3 million-plus square feet of classroom, laboratory, office and living space. It also has 180 acres of playing fields and half of the campus is preserved as open space.

Lehigh's 2 libraries, including the recently renovated Linderman Library hold more than 1.2 million volumes and 21,500 print and electronic journal subscriptions. There are also 150scholarly databases available for research.