Every student can have an account for Lehigh's Network Server, Compute Servers and hundreds of RS/6000 workstations located around the campus. Lehigh's completely distributed and networked environment allows each student access to sophisticated hardware and software. In addition, each residence room and faculty office is wired for connection to Lehigh's campus-wide information system and, through it, the Internet and the vast reaches of cyberspace.
The friends you'll make at Lehigh, and the values of leadership, teamwork, discipline and self-reliance you'll learn in athletics and in the hundreds of extracurricular activities at Lehigh will last your whole life.
At Lehigh you can be involved in music and theatre, student government, professional societies, radio and publications, community service -- if you can think of it, you can probably do it at Lehigh.
All the hard work you'll do at Lehigh will pay off when you receive your degree. Lehigh graduate are successful in all walks of life -- personally and professionally.
U.S. News & World Report rates Lehigh fourth in the nation in "alumni satisfaction," a measure of how well graduates support a school -- behind Dartmouth, Duke and Notre Dame.
At Lehigh, professors work with students outside the classroom through formal advising, informal chats and by involving undergraduates in their research and scholarship. Most upper-level classes are small and involve lots of interaction between students and professors. And it's not unusal for a class to be invited to a faculty member's home. Lehigh provides a personal yet powerful environment for learning. With 418 full-time professors and about 4,500 undergraduates, Lehigh has an 11:1 ratio of students to faculty. And 99 percent of profesors hold the Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field.
With more than 1 million volumes, thousands of journals and periodicals, a wide range of on-line and CD-ROM references, international connectivity and a fascinating collection of rare books, Lehigh's libraries offer much more than a place to study -- although historic Linderman Library, its modern counterpart the Fairchild-Martindale Library and Computing Center, and the Chrysler Library on the Mountaintop do offer comfortable places for study.
You don't even have to go to the library to use its services. The catalog, reference services and book reserves are available from anywhere via the campus network. And several public computing sites offer access to the libraries' extensive CD-ROM reference collections.
Lehigh professors are leaders in fields from Chaucer to smart materials, from pollution control to special education, from building tall buildings to making products in space. Active scholarship helps keep professors at the frontiers of their fields and injects the newest knowledge into classes with undergrads and graduate students. Most importantly, Lehigh professors are excited about learning, and pass that enthusiasm on to students.
Lehigh's research programs and partnerships with industry and government bring state-of-the-art equipment that many institutions can't match. For example, this photoelectron spectrometer used by the Center for Surface Science is one of the most advanced in the world. It can penetrate materials to a depth of five to 10 atoms and can "zoom in" on an area as small as the cross-section of a human hair. When it was installed in 1990, there was only one other instrument of its power in the world.
Lehigh professors help students learn by involving undergraduates and graduate students in their scholarship and research. This "hands-on" experience allows students to learn by doing. And it teaches more than "information" -- it teaches critical thinking, problem solving and the process of research.