Lehigh University

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Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a premier residential research institution. It is a coeducational and nondenominational university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. The university prides itself on having an entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to learning. With nearly 2,000 employees, it is the largest employer in Bethlehem and receives roughly $74 million a year in grants and scholarships.

Lehigh was only the sixth university in the world to receive NGO status from the United Nations Office of Public Information.