Historic Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
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colleges & universities

Located in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, the hotel is premier location for visiting local colleges and universities.

Lehigh University

Lehigh University is a major private research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1865 by businessman Asa Packer and has grown to include studies in a wide variety of disciplines. Its undergraduate programs have been coeducational since the 1971–72 academic year. As of 2014, the university had 4,904 undergraduate students and 2,165 graduate students. Lehigh’s division athletic program participates in the patriot league for all sports except wrestling which is a top 10 NCAA powerhouse competing in the EIWA.

Moravian University

Moravian University, a private liberal arts university, and the associated Moravian Theological Seminary are located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States, in the Lehigh Valley region. The university traces its founding to 1742 by Moravians, descendants of followers of the Bohemian Reformation, the 17th century Moravian bishop, though it did not receive a charter to grant baccalaureate degrees until 1863. Moravian is the 6th oldest college in America plus the first to educate women.

Lafayette College

Lafayette College is a national private liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. The school, founded in 1826 by James Madison Porter, son of General Andrew Porter of Norristown and the citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. The founders voted to name the school after General Lafayette, who famously toured the country in 1824–25, as “a testimony of respect for talents, virtues, and signal services… in the great cause of freedom”. Lafayette participates in division athletics in the Patriot League.

Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley is a commonwealth campus of Pennsylvania State University. It is located in Center Valley, outside of Allentown in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. Founded in 1912, Penn State Lehigh Valley is the oldest of Penn State’s commonwealth campuses.

DeSales University

DeSales University is a private Catholic university for men and women, located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Before 2001, it was known as Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales. It is endorsed by The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

Northampton Community College

Northampton Community College is a community college with campuses in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA, just outside the city of Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley region of the state, and in Tannersville, Pennsylvania in neighboring Monroe County. NCC is committed to quality, affordable higher education. We strive for accessibility, with courses scheduled at multiple campuses and locations during the day and evening, on weekends and online. You can choose from nearly 100 transfer and career programs leading to associate’s degrees, certificates and diplomas.

International Institute of  Restorative Practices Graduate School

International Institute for Restorative Practices is a nonprofit private graduate level school in Bethlehem. This school enrolls close to ninety-one students annually. This school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and awards graduate level degrees in a variety of programs.

Cedar Crest College

Since its founding in 1867, Cedar Crest College has taken a bold approach to education – creating a college and a curriculum designed for women who want to achieve at the highest levels! Recognizing the multi-dimensional nature of students, Cedar Crest College is dedicated to the education of the next generation of women leaders by preparing the whole student for life in the global community.

Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is named for Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, the German patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America.

East Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley Center

East Stroudsburg University is one of fourteen State-owned institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education whose mission is undertaken in behalf of those who support it the—citizenry—through their governor and legislature, students and alumni, and other friends who share its commitments. ESU will be an innovative and entrepreneurial university-educationally, socially, organizationally, and culturally-with an emphasis on quality and collaboration in everything we provide.

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