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Lehigh University is a private co-educational located at 27 Memorial Drive West in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It blends the theoretical with the practical, and provides an education that lasts a lifetime.

The history of the Lehigh University is dated back to 1865, when it was established by Asa Packer, an industrial pioneer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, to educate his workers in the liberal arts and sciences.

Over the years the university added new courses and colleges, but it still adheres to Asa Packerís goal of a liberal and scientific education for practical service.

Today, Lehigh University has 40 departments and four colleges including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the College of Education.

hrough these colleges, the university awards 70 undergraduate programs, a variety of masterís degrees, honors programs, and more than 2,000 courses. The university also offers merit scholarships to academically talented students.

Zoellner Arts Center, located on the university campus, provides students ample chances to explore their artistic and culture talents. The center showcases plays, concerts, art exhibits, and a wide variety of musical ensembles and theatre groups. It has also attracted groups and performers such as the New York Philharmonic, violinist Isaac Stern, and actor James Earl Jones.

A 10,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness facility, the Welch Fitness Center has a wide variety of treadmills, elliptical runners, cycles, stair climbers, rowing machines and cross country ski machines, racquetball and squash courts, a boxing unit, and a climbing wall.

In addition to these facilities, the university provides a variety on-campus residence options including residence halls and apartments.

Lehigh University is the top-ranked university in the state and is also ranked in U.S News & World Reportís ďAmericaís Best CollegesĒ survey.

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