Recognized among the nation’s research universities, Lehigh University offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Their size enables a low student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom.
The university is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic community that is a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Over 820,000 people live in the region.
Lehigh’s challenges include diversity and cliques on campus. Some students feel out of place if they don’t come from well-to-do families. This sentiment extends to the Greek life on campus as well (sororities and fraternities). Much of the student social (party) life is driven by the Greek system activities.