Lehigh is among the most selective, highly ranked private research universities in the country. We prepare the next generation of scholars with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a world where the only constant is change. Our academic culture encourages undergraduate and graduate students to tap their creativity, find innovative solutions, and interact with fellow scholars and researchers.
Lehigh has long played a groundbreaking role in interdisciplinary research and education. Faculty work closely with students across disciplines and translate research and theory into practice. This personal contact between students and faculty members across each of our four colleges provides all of our students with an opportunity to learn in a warm and collaborative atmosphere. Students are given the flexibility to explore academic areas outside their major field of study, where they learn how new knowledge comes at the intersection of ideas.
Academic life at Lehigh extends well beyond the classroom, and students are engaged in educational pursuits in their community and the world at large. Lehigh students take advantage of their academic opportunities and bring curiosity and enthusiasm to everything they do. As a result, students see learning as a lifelong pursuit and are prepared to apply their knowledge and skills to opportunities that lie ahead.
Far Left: Students in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, such as Nadine Kotlarz, present posters at an annual undergraduate research symposium.
Left: Kyle Davison, a student in the earth and environmental sciences department, conducts structural geology fieldwork.
Right: Perry Zirkel, professor of education and law, researches special education law.
Far Right: Students get hands-on experience with financial software in the College of Business and Economics’ Financial Services Laboratory.