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| I am a junior at Lehigh and its been the worst three years of my life... |
Faculty is unavailable... students divide between greek and non greek and look at you as lesser if you are not part of their greek life. Also, its so boring here! Nothing to do off campus, and you get tired of drinking beer and playing beer pong within the first month ....
|Nov 14 2013|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| Lehigh is very pre-professional. Think yuppies, before they end up on Wall Street. Lots of designer clothes and technology (so.many.apple.products.) lots of business causal, lots of business jargon (networking,personal brands, selling yourself, cost-benefit etc) and I'm not even in the business school. |
Lehigh attracts people who like to "play the system," people who look at life through the eyes of an economist (i.e., what is in this for me, what can I get out of this, rational-choice theory.) That's really the common denominator of Lehigh students. They're self-absorbed and want to get the most out of the least amount of effort. It's a personality type and it's the culture of this school. When I was in high school I thought the same way. I figured out how to bullshit my way through classes and getting straight As, while everybody else struggled. Every student at Lehigh is similar to me in that regard; they're all champion bullshitters. The choice you have to make is whether or not your top priority is yourself or not. If you want to cultivate relationships for reasons other than their instrumental value, you might be disappointed at Lehigh. If you believe in intrinsic human value separate from income capacity, again, you may become disillusioned at Lehigh. It's a vapid place but it never presents itself as anything other than what it is. If your principle goal in life is money, status, power, than Lehigh is a great means to those ends, and the people you meet here will be perfect "resources" for you. Just be sure that's what you want. If it's not, after a while here, you won't be able to deal with the bullshit, people will begin to seem to be garbling, speaking in tongues.
Professors are generally great, if you take classes you're interested in.
Also, there's recently been some underlying racial tensions cracking Lehigh's usually placid facade of self-absorbed apathy. Don't think though, that the minorities here are any different than their white counterparts. They're here entirely for themselves too, and many of them are just as rich and just as privileged. They just get upset when some sociopathic douchebag decides to wind them up by spray-painting the n word around campus.
The point I've been laboring at is, if you go to Lehigh, you outta know yourself before you arrive on Campus. If you are suited for the emptiness you'll find here, you'll feel at home. If you're not, you might be charmed for a few weeks, but that'll change when some gust of mountain air blows down Lehigh's dormitory of cards.
|Nov 12 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| lehigh is a great school! there are many programs, clubs, and sororities/frats you can join. i am joining a sorority while being in a special program and in some clubs on campus. there are a lot of people on campus with different interests, and lehigh makes it okay to be different. i would say, however, that there are a lot of people at this school who just aren't happy with themselves, and they have a lot of issues. (i thank god i'm not one of those people) however, i think that if one surrounds himself or herself around good people, they will be happy here at lehigh!!!!! moreover, the aesthetics at lehigh.....amazing!!! i love my school! it's a lot of fun!!!!! |
|Sep 11 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |