BLUEPRINT | LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
WHY BLUEPRINT AT LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
7 Memorial Drive West – Bethlehem, PA 18015 | Open To Students Entering Grades 9 – 12
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.
2017 PROGRAM DATES
|1-Week Program Dates: July 9 to July 15|
|2-Week Program Dates: July 9 to July 22|
TUITION FOR BLUEPRINT @ LEHIGH – PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Tuition is designed to cover everything your student will need while at their pre-college summer program! University housing. On-campus activities. Supervision. Classroom instruction. Three meals per day. Everything! You won’t even need to submit an additional application fee! We do suggest a little “walk around” money if students want to pick up snacks and things like that, but unless you want us to meet your student at the airport or your course has a small lab fee to cover materials, your program tuition covers absolutely everything! Learn more about Blueprint registration and tuition…
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Enrollment in Blueprint Summer Programs at Lehigh University is limited. Online registrations are accepted on a rolling basis and until the program is sold out. To reserve your space in Blueprint, we strongly recommend completing our online registration process as early as possible.
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.
Blueprint Summer Programs at Lehigh University offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Our Core Four – Business, Computer Science, Psychology and Forensic Science – are available at all program schools. We also offer six Career Courses that vary by location. These courses take advantage of campus and community amenities, and have highly limited availability.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each student receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country. Instructors are handpicked for each program.
- Each course is custom developed by Blueprint Instructors – the course descriptions are just examples of what can be covered in class.
- No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
Select a pre-college course and study it for one or two weeks! Course material doesn’t repeat, so the longer you stay the more you learn.
2017 Blueprint Courses at Lehigh
- Careers In Engineering
Engineers don’t just understand our world. They design it. If you have an inquisitive, analytical mind for math, engineering could be your perfect plan. This class will explore the different disciplines within engineering, from mechanical and marine to electrical and environmental. You’ll also learn about core requirements, the latest in engineering technology and some seriously cool opportunities. Read more…
- Careers In Medicine
Future doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants will love this hands-on pre-college course, covering everything you need to know to get started in the medical industry. You’ll earn first aid and CPR certification, tour local hospitals and meet with experts in a variety of medical fields. Read more…
- Careers In Writing
There’s more to being a writer than penning the great American novel. Professional writers are highly sought after as bloggers, journalists, travel writers, advertising copywriters, scriptwriters, speechwriters and more. Not surprisingly, the crushing demand for digital content is opening well-written doors faster and easier than ever before. Creative writers, take this course to hone your skills, all while learning how to pursue your passion and get paid to do it. Read more…
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company or running a business? Learn some tricks of the trade this summer with Blueprint Summer Programs! Class topics can range from conceiving adventurous ideas, 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. Read more…
- Computer Science
PC gamers and gurus already know: our tech-driven economy (and entertainment, and environment) has given rise to entirely new opportunities in computer science. Forget endless hours of keying code. You’ll explore a little of everything! Software engineering. App development. Information technology. Web design. And so much more! Read more…
- Forensic Science
Go beyond prime time television shows 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. Read more…
Psychology is a favorite course for college students – and Blueprint students – for obvious reasons. (Serial killers! Body language! Experiments!) Students will spend time focusing on the ins and outs of behavioral science. Topics covered in this pre-college course can include the history of the field, advances in psychology and new theories that are changing the way we look at the brain and each other. Read more…
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, PA
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, resident advisers. 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 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. They help students acclimate to new settings and guide them through little challenges along the way.
Check out our super-fun and caring Lehigh staff below, including a few Blueprint All-Star Alums!
Blueprint Program Director
Margret Ann Crone
Blueprint Creative Writing
Blueprint Resident Advisor
Blueprint Resident Advisor
Blueprint Resident Advisor
ACTIVITIES + TRIPS
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!
- Optional Sunday Trip | 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 | Penn, Academy of Natural Science & Bryn Mawr Mountain
More info coming soon!
- Signature Blueprint Summer Program Activites at Lehigh University
- Sports and Gaming
Frisbee Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Yoga, Cross Country, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Nintendo Wii, PS3, Ping Pong and much more
- Signature Blueprint Events
Blueprint Curling, Gov-to-Go Geocaching, So You Think You Can’t Dance, Open Mic Night, Blueprint Amazing Race, Iron Chef: Dorm Edition, Blueprint Survivor, Ramen Noodle Relay
- 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
- 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.
A 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
The staff is completely committed to making your experience the absolute best it can be. I highly recommend this program; it is truly amazing!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her week at George Washington University! It was a wonderful experience.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.
“I’ve learned more about writing in this last week than I’ve learned through out my whole 3 years of high school.”
“Blueprint was an awesome program! The staff is wicked friendly, you get plenty freedom (as long as you are responsible), and the people I met are AMAZING!!!”