From academics to architecture, Lehigh University is in a class by itself. The university is consistently ranked as one of the top-tier research universities in the nation, with a strong commitment to in-depth learning and educational exploration. But Lehigh has beauty, as well as brains.
Located in Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley, the sprawling 2,358-acre campus makes Lehigh one of the largest private universities in the country. Off campus, students enjoy cultural events, entertainment and attractions in nearby Philadelphia and New York City.
Lehigh's designated airport is Lehigh Valley International Airport. Students traveling to the program by plane may request Blueprint's Pick-Up/Drop-Off service during the online registration process for an additional fee.
- Reputation For Excellence
Lehigh is recognized as a leader in research and personal development, with more than 20 cross-disciplinary programs that encourage students to broaden their education beyond the confines of a primary field of study.
- Award Winning Faculty
Lehigh features a distinctive culture of teaching and learning. Of the university's full-time, tenure-track faculty, 99% hold a doctorate degree or other highest degree by field.
- Outstanding Majors
Lehigh offers more than 90 undergraduate programs and majors encompassing more than 2,000 courses. The four Lehigh colleges are 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.
- Outstanding Majors
- A small sample of currently offered majors includes:
Africana Studies, Architectural History, Bioengineering, Business Economics, Chinese, Environmental Policy Design, Globalization and Educational Change, International Counseling, Learning Sciences and Technology, Marketing, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Supply Chain Management
- Lehigh At A Glance
Year Founded: 1865
Enrollment: 4,718 students – 57% women, 43% men; 2,186 graduate students - 55% men, 45% women
Average Class Size: 27
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Mascot: Mountain Hawks
Where You'll Live
With Blueprint Summer Programs at Lehigh University, you get the best of both worlds. The spacious, picturesque Lehigh campus is the perfect backdrop for outdoor discussions, relaxed walks and impromptu games. Yet its proximity to neighboring metropolitan areas enables Lehigh to attract a vibrant community of students and faculty.
- Where You'll Live | Suite-Style Residence Halls
There's a reason that so many Lehigh students live on campus! You'll love the internet access and suite-style accommodations almost as much as you'll love the new friends who will stay there, too. Blueprint students from across the country will come together in a single, awesome dorm.
- Lehigh's Beautiful Campus
At Lehigh, scenic spots are everywhere. The vast campus is actually made up of four components - the Asa Packer Campus, the Mountaintop Campus and the Murray H. Goodman Campus, which are all contiguous, along with an additional 755 acres in nearby Upper Saucon Township. Lehigh features Gothic roots, with centuries-old stone buildings in a tranquil landscape.
- A Perfect Location | Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
College life at its finest! The Lehigh campus is rich in history and time-honored tradition, with strong ties to the surrounding community. Lehigh is located just 50 miles from Philadelphia and 75 miles from New York City.
- Top-Notch Facilities
Lehigh University is home to some of the most expansive educational resources in the country. The campus features more than 153 buildings with 4.3 million+ square feet of classroom, laboratory, office and living space. Two libraries - including the recently renovated Linderman Library - house well over a million volumes, along with tens of thousands of print and electronic journal subscriptions. Gothic stone architecture is interspersed with newer facilities, such as the interdisciplinary STEPS building.
For each program, Blueprint hires a skilled crew of directors, teachers and resident advisers to work alongside college faculty and staff. Our directors oversee all aspects of program life and ensure that each student has the opportunity to become an active member of the community. Courses are taught by university faculty, gifted teachers and talented professionals. We recruit only the brightest and most passionate teachers to connect with our students. Our resident advisers act as big brothers and sisters to students while they're away from home. RA’s help students acclimate to new settings and guide them through little challenges along the way.
Check out our super-fun and caring Blueprint staff below, including a few Blueprint All-Star Alums!
Blueprint Program Director
Blueprint Psychology Instructor
Margret Ann Crone
Blueprint Creative Writing Instructor
Blueprint Resident Advisor
Blueprint Resident Advisor
Shadae Smith - All-Star Alum
Blueprint Resident Advisor
To really experience college life, you have to go beyond the books. Lehigh’s expansive grounds and welcoming atmosphere make it a perfect place to hang out and meet new people. Get ready for friendships that last!
- Road Trip Week 1 | Hershey Park, Pennsylvania
Offering 62 attractions, including 11 world-class roller coasters, 55 rides, and 7 water attractions, Hersheypark is a top Pennsylvania tourist attraction and one of the country's most popular amusement parks. Take a ride on Great Bear, a roller coaster that starts by lifting you 90 feet off the ground. And don't forget about Fahrenheit – this "vertical lift inverted loop coaster" will ascend 121 feet before plummeting down a 97-degree drop!
- Road Trip Week 2 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Our second-week destination is the “City of Brotherly Love,” where we’ll check out historic landmarks and area attractions. Philly is buzzing with urban energy – we’ll enjoy plenty of cool shopping and people watching along the way. And then there’s the food. Legendary pizza and cheesesteaks are definitely on the menu!
- Signature Blueprint Summer Program Activities at Lehigh College
- Sports and Gaming
Frisbee Golf, Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Yoga, Cross Country, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Bocce Ball, Wii, PS3, Ping Pong.
- Signature Blueprint Events
Blueprint Decathlon, Digital Scavenger Hunt, Movies on the Commons, Open Mic Night, Blueprint Top Chef, Blueprint Project Runway
- Explore Philadelphia
Valley Forge National Museum of Art, The Liberty Bell Center, Franklin Square, The Rocky Statue, Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Constitution Center
- Sports and Gaming
Engaging courses make learning fun. Blueprint Summer Programs at Lehigh Unversity features four outstanding majors. Students choose the major that most interests them, and then explore different minors each week.
- We keep class sizes small, with low student-teacher ratios that ensure individual attention for each student.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber. Including teachers from across the country, instructors are handpicked for each program.
- We don’t test and there’s no homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
2014 Blueprint Summer Programs Courses at Lehigh University
- Digital Photography
Your classroom just got a whole lot bigger! In Studio Arts and Photography, the entire Lehigh campus – along with the city of Philadelphia – is your backdrop. From composition and color to lighting and technique, you’ll enjoy an experience designed to cultivate the artist in everyone. You'll also develop skills that promote self-expression, making your photography more personal and more powerful. For this course, students are required to bring their own digital camera.
- Creative Writing: The Ultimate Course For Writing Your Story
Margret Ann Crone – educator, writer, yogini, and artist extraordinaire – would like to make one thing clear: she will not, under any circumstances, consume a Philly cheesesteak this summer! That disclaimer aside, she’s wide open to adventure. This inspiring, thoughtful instructor will lead a Creative Writing course that brings a whole lot of pizzaz to your pages. Her laid back, fun-loving vibe will encourage you to probe your imagination and unleash your storytelling voice. Under her guidance, you’ll learn how to craft character, make your plot pop, and read like a writer. In the ever-wise words of Ms. Frizzle (of Magic School Bus fame), get ready to “take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!” Read more about Blueprint Creative Writing with Margret Ann Crone, CLICK HERE!
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company or running a business? Learn some tricks of the trade this summer at Blueprint! Class topics can range from conceiving adventurous ideas, planning and executing your goals, marketing and selling strategy, how to build strong business relationships and more! Students will be immersed in all that goes on in the fast-paced business world, and special attention will be given to maintaining market value in this rapidly changing economy.
- Forensic Science
Go beyond prime time and take a closer look at the real-world professionals who make a career out of solving crimes. This hands-on course investigates the origins of forensic science and criminology, the impact of modern technology and the breakthroughs that are on the horizon. Oh, yeah – there’s also crime scenes, blood spatter and cases to solve. Topics can include high-profile cases and the role that forensic science and criminology played in their outcomes.
- Psychology 101
Psychology is a favorite choice among college students – and Blueprint students – for obvious reasons. (Serial killers! Body language! Experiments!) Students will spend their time focusing on the ins and outs of behavioral science. Syllabus topics can include the history of the field, advances in mental health and practice, and new theories that are changing the way we look at the brain and each other. Students will participate in research, discussion, lectures and cool readings.
"Being at Blueprint's summer program was by far the most fun I've ever had. I made awesome new friends and did activities that I had never done before. Don’t miss out, apply today!"
"Felt at home within hours."
"Blueprint is amazing! I never thought there could be such a variety of people in one program. I'm definitely more prepared for college life."
"Blueprint allowed me to immerse myself in the college experience. I was taught by a real professor and lived in a dorm! I'm definitely more prepared now."
"Overall I had an amazing experience. What really put the icing on the cake was the unexpectedness during each activity. They were original and creative. The classes also let you voice you opinions while discussing different topics."
|Signature Pre-College Summer Programs for Students Entering Grades 9-12|
|1-Week Program Tuition|| |
|Fall Discount, $150!||$1,745|
|2-Week Program Tuition|| |
|Fall Discount, $250!||$2,645|
|July 14th - 20th||1-Week|
|July 14th - 27th||2-Week|