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Lehigh University, one of the top 50 colleges in the nation, is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on nearly 2,400 acres of land. It is a private research university established in 1865 by Asa Packer, president of Lehigh Valley Railroad. Lehigh is known as one of the 24 Hidden Ivies located in the Northeastern part of the U.S. Its motto is “Homo minister et interpres naturae,” or “man, the servant and interpreter of nature.” Notable alumni include Ford executive Lee Iacocca, entrepreneur Roger Penske, CEO of Urban Outfitters Richard Hayne, basketball player C.J. McCollum, film critic Joe Morgenstern, the builders of the Golden Gate Bridge Howard McClintic and Charles Marshall, the inventor of the escalator Jesse W. Reno and Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert. The school’s colors are brown and white and its mascot is Clutch the Mountain Hawk. Its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I – Patriot League and MAISA. Varsity sports offered at Lehigh University include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country and football, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey and golf. Taylor Stadium, located at Lehigh, is the third oldest college stadium in the United States. It was built in 1914.
Bethlehem is a city in Lehigh and Northampton counties in the Lehigh Valley region of the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 74,982, making it the seventh largest city in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, and Scranton. Of this, 55,639 were in Northampton County, and 19,343 were in Lehigh County. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 175 to choose from
Greek Life:Important, but many have been suspended
Party Scene:Notable, known as a top party school