Lehigh is on a 2,355-acre campus in the suburban setting of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia.
There are many activities and organizations for Lehigh students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Lehigh has fraternities and sororities.
Lehigh has the Cheese Club. In fact, more students participate in the Cheese Club than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Lehigh include Outing Club, South Asian Students Association, F1RSt and Marching 97.
Lehigh students' favorite campus events are DanceFest, Fall Club Expo and Holi.
This table offers information on housing at Lehigh.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||28%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||3,466|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,448|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||49%|
Lehigh offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Lehigh students live off campus. In 2022, 28% of undergrads at Lehigh lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 49% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Lehigh. There are 3,466 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,203 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,448 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 99% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Lehigh offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Lehigh there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Lehigh:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Skiing (Downhill)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Squash||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Lehigh University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Lehigh campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Lehigh offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, Lehigh has self defense training.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Lehigh, take Interstate 78 to Bethlehem, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lehigh Valley International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Lehigh's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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