About the Lehigh Valley

About the Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley has an approximate population of 808,000 [2008 census] and is Pennsylvania's third largest city, behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. It ranks as the sixty-second most populated metropolitan area in the United States. The area is thriving with cultural events, parks, and sporting events.

Located in the heart of this metropolitan region, Penn State Lehigh Valley offers students small class sizes, one-on-one attention from faculty, moderns facilities, and a commitment to providing an education that emphasizes learning, leading, and living.

More than 900 students attend Penn State Lehigh Valley, and the Center Valley location provides updated facilities and more classroom offerings, while still providing access to the dynamic Greater Lehigh Valley area and easy access to major cities like New York and Philadelphia.

Privately-owned off campus housing is available nearby >>

Want to learn more about what the Lehigh Valley has to offer?

Here are some helpful links that will provide additional information about the areas surrounding campus.

Preferred Accommodations

When visiting the Lehigh Valley, we recommend staying at the beautiful Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The hotel, which has been restored to its 1920s grandeur, is located only five miles from campus. Inquire today about a Penn State Friends and Family discount >>