Lehigh University was founded more than 150 years ago on the belief that education should combine the traditional liberal arts and sciences with practical skills. Today, Lehigh is recognized as one of the United States’ premier research universities, a vibrant and collaborative community of scholars who pursue their passions through rigorous academics, a flexible curriculum, hands-on experiences and innovative research.
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. With nearly 7,000 students, Lehigh is large enough to offer world-class faculty and facilities, but small enough to allow for close mentorship and hands-on research.
We offer undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and professional certificate programs across five colleges – the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science – plus more than 20 interdisciplinary programs that span multiple colleges. Learn more about Lehigh’s distinctive academic approach, our undergraduate degree programs, research-based Ph.D. programs and professional master’s degree and certificate programs, and other facts and figures.
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Lehigh in India
Lehigh is a global university. Our campus is home to 1,000+ international students from 87 countries. Our students choose from 250 study abroad programs in 74 countries, and 40 percent of them have an international experience before graduation. Our faculty do research on all seven continents. We engage in international activities all over the world. And we are investing deeply in one region that offers particular opportunity: India.
Lehigh and India have a long history. The first Indian student enrolled in 1956. Today, it is one of the top 10 countries for Lehigh alumni abroad. Our faculty have active research collaborations with several other Indian institutions, including IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur. And each summer, our students work in Indian companies through the Iacocca International Internship Program.
Now we are working to deepen investment in India for student recruitment, alumni engagement, university partnerships and student programs. Follow this website for the latest news on Lehigh in India.
Our Team in India
News & Announcements
India Recruiting Update
This fall, four students from India joined the Class of 2024 and 49 enrolled in graduate programs.
Alumnus Decides to Pay It Forward
Ramesh Ananthakrishnan’s gift will support experiential learning and scholarships for international students.
A Plan to Reduce Barriers to Education
New donor fund will help Ph.D. students from India meet incidental expenses so they can focus on their studies.