Students Say

Lancaster Bible College is all about preparing young men and women to build God-honoring relationship[s] and to serve God and others through professional ministries, church ministries, and everyday life encounters, students here tell us. As its name might suggest, LBC offers a "teaching program with a strong biblical emphasis." Aside from its specialized focus, what sets LBC apart from most schools is the student body's almost unanimous appreciation of the faculty and administration.

Overview

Applicants
314
Acceptance Rate
97%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
-

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities
Religious Affiliation / Commitment

Overall

Students Say

Lancaster Bible College is all about preparing young men and women to build God-honoring relationship[s] and to serve God and others through professional ministries, church ministries, and everyday life encounters, students here tell us. As its name might suggest, LBC offers a "teaching program with a strong biblical emphasis." Aside from its specialized focus, what sets LBC apart from most schools is the student body's almost unanimous appreciation of the faculty and administration. Professors are "very educated in their topics and experienced in fields relating to those topics;" they also "really care about the students and are willing to go the extra mile for them." Administrators do "a fabulous job of communicating their vision to the students. They often spend time with students by eating in the cafeteria, attending chapel, or just being readily available." As one satisfied junior writes: "All of the staff and faculty at my school are usually available to help and talk to students outside the classroom. I have a few professors I talk to about personal issues, and I know that they pray for me."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
91
with Terminal Degree
41

61
Men
30
Women
2
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
74
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,518

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,088

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,352

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$19,579

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
27%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$3,005

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$15,930
Required Fees
$630
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,000
Transportation for Commuters
$850

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 Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Blindness and Visual Services Awards.

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Because students at LBC are all Bible majors along with their specific majors, most have a desire to be in some [type] of church ministry, whether it be full-time or part-time, after their graduation. Undergrads here tend to "come from a conservative background"; are already "familiar with Christianity and the Bible"; and fall somewhere between "moderate" and "zealous in faith and Christian living." They're also typically "Caucasian," though "There are a few African Americans and Asians" on campus. An undergrad describes the situation this way: "There isn't a variety of diversity on our campus, but those of a different background are definitely loved and cared for." Another student adds: "We all share the common bond of Christ and are, therefore, like one big family." While students "who don't seem to care much about Christ" are still "embraced," they are "somewhat separated, possibly because of their own goals."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
803
Out of State
26%

Demographics

49% female
51% male
26% are out of state
73% are full time
27% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Students at LBC "study toward the goal of knowing God more," and their "lives reflect this devotion to God." "Everyone is involved in some kind of service, whether that is helping a YMCA or interning at a church." Add "classes," "chapel," and, for many, "on-campus jobs," and one might envision a relatively Spartan existence for LBC undergrads. This, however, is not the case: "Most students are very anxious to have fun and enjoy their college years," a sophomore tells us. Fun entails "a lot of active things," such as "tak[ing] walks," "ice skating at Clipper Stadium," "working out in the gym," and "playing intramural sports such as dodgeball and Ultimate Frisbee," or "three-on-three basketball." Students say that "going to sports games to support our teams [is] very popular here, too." When they tire themselves out, undergrads enjoy "just hanging out playing pool and watching movies," and love exploring hometown Lancaster, which "has a wide variety of restaurants and other things to do." Music fans appreciate that "a lot of time on the weekends there will be a concert going on in the chapel"-often by a well-known Christian musician-"and as students we get in free or [at a] discount."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
51%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
86
First-Year Students living on campus
78%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
70

Housing Options

Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
20
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports (Chargers)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Soccer
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Chargers)
5 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Lacrosse
Soccer
Volleyball

Student Services


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

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
1

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
information not available

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Joanne Roper
Associate Vice President for Admissions

Address
901 Eden Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

Phone
717-560-8271


Experience College Life


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8 am - 4 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@lbc.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation