Lehigh University is a private research University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Founded in 1865 by Asa Packer, Lehigh is well known for its Engineering educational programs.



Lehigh University is composed of four colleges: the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Education. Over 100 undergraduate degree programs and majors are available across Lehigh's four colleges. As of fall semester 2016 Lehigh has a population of 5,080 undergraduate students, 1,979 graduate students, and 521 full-time professors. Over 1,000 undergraduate students engage in some form of academic research at Lehigh every year, with over 700 students employed in faculty projects.



Lehigh is located in Bethlehem's "South Side", meaning it is located south of the Lehigh River, situated on South Mountain. The University is composed of three campuses: the Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus. The Asa Packer campus is composed of the majority of academic buildings and undergraduate dormitories, as well as dining halls. The Mountaintop Campus contains several research facilities and also houses the College of Education. The Murray H. Goodman Campus is home to University's athletics fields and complexes, including Goodman stadium and the Stabler Arena.



Lehigh is home to the Mountain Hawks football team, and one of the most well-known football rivalries in the nation. Together with its nearby rival, Lafayette College, Lehigh holds the record for the most-played football rivalry in the United States. Since 1884, the Lehigh Mountain Hawks and Lafayette Leopards have played 151 times (as of 2015). In addition to football, Lehigh's athletic program includes 25 NCAA Division I sports and 43 intramural and club sports.