Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA
location
Private
type
Small
setting
54%
46%
student ratio
1,683
total students
$36,470 | $36,470
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
70%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
558
sat math
529
sat reading
527
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Overview

The College

These are exciting times at Lebanon Valley College (LVC). Faculty and students are advancing programs and research that improves lives around the world. Graduates are thriving in their professions and communities.

A highly regarded liberal arts institution, LVC is located near Hershey in central Pennsylvania. The College is distinguished by innovative, high-impact, and customizable learning experiences.

The College provides broad and challenging curricular offerings that include in-demand, specialized majors, supported by technology with global reach.

Our culture is one of warm, respectful, and supportive relationships that promote personal growth through creative risk taking. There is a College-wide devotion to community outreach.

Our aim is to educate graduates who are thoughtful, confident, adaptable, and prepared--to excel in their careers and make meaningful contributions to their communities.

LVC offers several important distinguishing characteristics:

Challenging: Elevated by a strong liberal arts and sciences core, LVC's challenging academic programs combine with practical, hands-on experiences to prepare students for exceptional careers and personal success.

Community-minded: United by an abiding mutual respect, the people of LVC share a resolve to effect positive change and have a longstanding record of service to local communities.

Engaging: LVC students are active participants in their educations, exercising initiative and ownership in pursuing rich intellectual and co-curricular lives.

Impactful: For LVC students, collaborative research, student-initiated projects, professional internships, overseas study, and service learning are transformative, high-impact experiences that add context to classroom learning, bolster résumés, and lead to extraordinary opportunities.

Responsive: Sensitive to the changing concerns and challenges of students' families, the College awards generous academic scholarships to those whose high school record demonstrates a commitment to challenge and achievement, , and has a commitment to ensuring students graduate in four years.

LVC has ambitious goals: to attract more of the brightest students from a wider variety of backgrounds, to showcase for our alumni the incredible things that are happening here today, and to help people everywhere understand that Lebanon Valley College is an incubator of innovation--educating tomorrow's leaders while making vital contributions to scholarship and civic engagement.

Location

Annville is 10 minutes from Hershey and within a 2- to 3-hour drive of Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. A variety of internships, potential employers, cultural events, and other activities are accessible within the surrounding communities.

Majors and Degrees

The college confers five baccalaureate degrees. The Bachelor of Arts is available in art & art history, criminal justice, economics, English, French, German, global studies, historical communications, history, music, music business, philosophy, politics, religion, sociology, Spanish, and certain individualized majors.

The Bachelor of Science is available in accounting, actuarial science, biochemistry & molecular biology, biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, cooperative engineering, digital communications, early childhood education, exercise science, healthcare management, mathematics, music education, physics, psychobiology, psychology, and certain individualized majors.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, and Bachelor of Music (with an emphasis in music recording technology) are also available.

Lebanon Valley offers master's degree programs in athletic training, business, music education, and science education, in addition to a doctoral program in physical therapy and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, ministry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.

Academic Programs

Lebanon Valley has long been known for the strength of its academic programs and the achievement of its faculty members and alumni. At LVC, students have front-row seats for global research. There is hands-on involvement--in the classrooms and labs, and across the community and world. Students learn from faculty who are invested in their futures.

Off-Campus Programs

Students are encouraged to take advantage of numerous off-campus study opportunities throughout the world. Internship-based programs in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia are also available. A student's scholarship funding and financial aid can be transferred to most programs, making study abroad available to all students, regardless of a student's financial situation.

Internships are another important aspect of experience-based learning at LVC. With guidance from professors and help from professional counselors, students in every major find internship placements, gain professional experiences, and build confidence.

Academic Facilities

LVC's beautiful campus teems with advanced technologies. The Bishop Library collection contains more than 200,000 items. Well-equipped, up-to-date laboratories provide students with the tools they need to conduct cutting-edge research, either independently, or in partnership with faculty.

Costs

Annual tuition for the 2015-16 school year is $37,930. Room and board charges are $10,510 and fees are $1,100.

Financial Aid

Lebanon Valley College is well-known for awarding generous academic scholarships to those whose high school records demonstrate a commitment to challenge and achievement. The College seeks the best students and recognizes their hard work with scholarships. Additionally, students can apply for assistance based on their family's financial need.

Need-based financial assistance is also available. In 2014-15, the College committed more than $28 million in merit- and need-based aid. Overall, 97 percent of LVC students receive some form of financial assistance from the college. Students and their families should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. The priority deadline for filing for financial aid is March 1.

Faculty

LVC professors are dedicated to teaching and are drawn to the college for its close-knit community, and for the opportunity to be actively involved in students' educational growth. Faculty members play an active role in helping students find internships and get started with their own research. The college maintains a low student-teacher ratio of 11:1 (FTE). The average class size is 20, and graduate students do not teach any course.

Admission Requirements

The LVC admission process is selective, and an applicant's academic record is the most important factor in admission decisions. The college seeks students from a variety of backgrounds as well as those who display leadership abilities, a commitment to community involvement, and special talents or interests that might benefit or enrich the LVC community. Competitive applicants should have pursued a challenging high school course of study that includes at least 4 courses in English, 2 in foreign language, 3 in mathematics, 2 in science, and 1 in social studies. Additional course work in math and science is strongly recommended. More than 70 percent of recent incoming LVC students rank among the top 30 percent of their high school class. Submission of SAT or ACT scores is optional. Advanced standing is offered through CLEP and AP examinations.

Application and Information

To apply, students should submit a completed application and official copies of their high school transcripts. Although Lebanon Valley has a rolling admission process, students are encouraged to apply during the fall of their senior year. Personal visits to campus are encouraged.

For more information, applicants should contact:

Sue Jones

Senior Associate Director of Admission

Lebanon Valley College

101 North College Avenue

Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-1400

United States

Phone: 1-866-LVC-4ADM (1-866-582-423, toll-free)

Fax: 717-867-6026

E-mail: admission@lvc.edu

Web site: www.lvc.edu


Location & Contact

101 North College Avenue
Annville, PA 17003-1400
USA

Ms.Susan Jones

Senior Associate Director of Admission

Phone: 717-867-6181
Fax: 717-867-6026
Email: admission@lvc.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Actuarial Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Recording Arts Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

70% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,643
    • Accepted2,570
    • Acceptance Rate70%
    • Enrolled1,683
    • Female Applicants2,020
    • Females Accepted1,477
    • Female Acceptance Rate73%
    • Male Applicants1,623
    • Males Accepted1,093
    • Male Acceptance Rate67%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      audition for music majors
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen December 15th Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 1st --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 529 470 590
    • SAT Math 558 500 620
    • SAT Writing 527 470 580
    • ACT Composite 21 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$36,470
    • Out-of-state tuition *$36,470
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,000
    • Room and board *$10,100
    • Room only *$4,880
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,683
    • Male Student Percentage46%
    • Female Student Percentage54%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.11%
    • Black or African American2.61%
    • White or Caucasian82.77%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.3%
    • Asian2.14%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.18%
    • Two or more races2.38%
    • Unknown4.34%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.18% representing 3 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students20% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 80%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations LVC PSEA, Cornerstone, Colleges Against Cancer, Wig and Buckle Theater Group, Habitat for Humanity
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other residence hall entrances locked 24 hours a day

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty240
    • Full-time Percentage44%
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 1,610 students to 143 faculty


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