Students Say

Lebanon Valley College offers a "well-rounded liberal arts education" in "a close-knit educational environment." Students say, "LVC is a challenging school" that "strives to provide an excellent education and college experience for its students." Lebanon is known for its "amazing science department" and for offering students "the opportunity to get individualized attention from all professors." A junior says, "LVC is all about offering a challenging and rewarding degree program to students up to the challenge," and another student agrees: LVC offers an "opportunity to study with some of the best professors and fellow students in an intimate environment." Professors are considered

Overview

Applicants
3,643
Acceptance Rate
71%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 590
SAT Math
500 - 620
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank

Overall

Students Say

Lebanon Valley College offers a "well-rounded liberal arts education" in "a close-knit educational environment." Students say, "LVC is a challenging school" that "strives to provide an excellent education and college experience for its students." Lebanon is known for its "amazing science department" and for offering students "the opportunity to get individualized attention from all professors." A junior says, "LVC is all about offering a challenging and rewarding degree program to students up to the challenge," and another student agrees: LVC offers an "opportunity to study with some of the best professors and fellow students in an intimate environment." Professors are considered "interesting and very easily accessible," and students say they "receive personal attention" and "great support from all faculty members." An English major says, "I love having the opportunity to closely work with a professor who knows your name, interests, and abilities," and students tell us that bad professors are "few and far between."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
240
with Terminal Degree
135

133
Men
107
Women
16
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
93%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Robert E. Harbaugh '74
Chair Neurosurgery/ Dir Neuroscience, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Med Ctr

Thomas W. Corbett '71
Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Unger '72
Chief, Chronic Viral Diseases Branch, CDC

David A. Cass '93
Sr. VP, Chief Security Officer, Elsevier

Tighe Sheldon '07
Recording Engineer, Dreamworks Animation

Karen A. Schmitt '80
President, Maiden Re Insurance

Sherry D. Scovell '90
Vascular Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
80
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,817

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,715

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,467

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,752

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,280

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,470
Required Fees
$1,000
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,400
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

At Lebanon Valley College "about half the student population is athletes, and the other half is music and art majors," and "A typical student is friendly and outgoing." Students describe themselves as "dedicated to their school work but also involved in many other activities," and they say "We have a great diversity in our students' personalities hobbies and backgrounds." A freshman says, "Despite the fact that the school isn't very racially diverse, it's certainly a school where you can grasp a sense of appreciation for diversity." Another student adds: "The atmosphere is generally very accepting despite a moderately conservative student population." Students "hang out or party with friends," but they say "If you're looking to constantly party, this school may not be your best choice, though there is an active social life should you seek it out." A communications major says, "The party circuit exists, but it's not like you walk around the corner and smack into one; you have to know where to go," but most agree that "while there are ‘popular' and ‘unpopular' students, generally no one is an ‘outcast.'"

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,683
Out of State

International
0%
Foreign Countries Represented
4

Demographics

2.16%
Asian
2.64%
African-American
5.17%
Hispanic
83.66%
Caucasian
3.48%
Unknown

54% female
46% male
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Lebanon Valley College has a "friendly, beautiful campus community" that offers a "welcoming atmosphere" and a plentitude of "opportunities both in and outside the classroom." Students say, "LVC is a supportive family that is willing to help its students with whatever they may need," and many agree "There is a good support staff available, and the college is rich with resources." A senior says, "It's a small school that has many options. It has great activities and clubs on campus, [and] the facilities are nice." Many students "are involved in the wide variety of clubs available on campus or [as] members of a sports team," but some point out that "you will find a variety of clubs and organizations, but there are obviously not as many as in a big school." Regardless, students feel "Lebanon Valley merges academics with activities…there is ALWAYS something to do," and "The atmosphere is relaxed, and the campus is safe." There are complaints that "the student population is growing, and unfortunately the campus needs to be renovated and expanded," and everyone agrees that "the cafeteria is lacking," because "the food is not the greatest."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
80%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
77
First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
87

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Ann H. Hohenwarter

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
90
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
13

6% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

28% participate in intramural sports
30% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Flying Dutchmen)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Flying Dutchmen)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: stuorgs.lvc.edu/freedomrings/

Minority Support Groups: www.lvc.edu/multicultural-affairs/index.aspx

Sustainability

Green Rating
62

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
15

Average Number of PC's per Lab
13

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
97%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Store for Education, Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Tami Morgan
Sr. Asst. for Admission and Fin Aid

Address
Office of Admission
101 North College Avenue
Annville, PA 17003-0501

Phone
717-867-6181

Email
admission@lvc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Neidig Garber Science Center
The Peace Garden
Center for Global Education
Heilman Physical Therapy Center
Arnold All-Sports Turf Staduim
Award-winning athletic fields. Recent $13.3 million student center renovation. New $2.5 million Student Learning Commons. New all-sport turf stadium.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Hershey Park and Hershey attractions
Hershey Shopping Outlets
Numerous hiking and biking trails, Appalachian Trail access
Minor league professional baseball, ice hockey and soccer
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Numerous internship and employment opportunities, cultural events, and other activities are available on campus and within the surrounding communities.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
on request, Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.lvc.edu/admission/visit.aspx

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Harrisburg International Airport is located 30 minutes from the campus. A limousine service to JKF, Newark, Dulles, and BWI is available in Lebanon, which is 10 minutes from the campus. Buses and trains to all major cities on the east coast depart from Harrisburg and Lancaster. Both cities are 30 minutes from the college. Bus lines run past campus en route to Harrisburg.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Allentown: Route 22 west and or I-78 west, I-81 south to Indiantown Gap exit exit (Route 934 south); 6 miles to Annville. From Baltimore: I-83 north to Harrisburg; follow signs to Hershey, Route 322 east to Route 422 east6 through Hershey to Annville From Harriburg: Follow signs to Hershey, Route 322 east to Route 422 east through Hershey to Annville. From Lancaster: Route 72 north through East Petersburg and Manheim; Route 322 west to Route 934 north into Annville. From New York City: I-80 west or I-78 (Route22) west to I-81 south to Annville exit; Route 934 south into Annville. From Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Turnpike west to exit 20; Route 72 north to Route 322 west to Route 934 north into Annville. From Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania Turnpike east to exit 20; Route 72 north to Route 322 west to Route 934 north into Annville. From Reading: Route 422 west through Lebanon into Annville OR Pennsylvania Turnpike west to exit 20, Route 72 north to Route 322 to Route 934 north into Annville. From York: I-83 north to Route 322 east, follow Route 422 East into Annville.

Local Accommodations
The Patriot Inn (717-919-0491), Inn 422-BandB (717-274-3651), Hershey Lodge (717-533-3311), Latern Lodge (717-866-6536), Hampton Inn and Suite (717-533-8400), Best Western Inn, Hershey (717-533-5665), Quality Inn of Lebanon (717-273-6771).