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At Lycoming, classic meets cutting edge and tradition meets progress. Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is a traditional, four-year, private liberal arts and sciences college dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,300 students with over 40 degree programs. Its rigorous, 21st-century academics, vibrant affinity residential communities and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes like no other. Located in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation and boasts 15,000 alumni.

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Overview

Applicants
1,924
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
498 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
124
with Terminal Degree
101

68
Men
56
Women
5
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Corporate Communications.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Comparative Literature.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Astronomy.
  • Astrophysics.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Archeology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Medical Anthropology.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology and Anthropology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

Pennsylvania's Lycoming College is truly a school that allows all students to "realize [their] potential." This can certainly be attributed to the fact that the "faculty and administration work hard to customize the...college experience to each student's needs." Additionally, the "small" campus at this liberal arts college fosters a "close-knit community." And there's a "wide array of interdisciplinary classes and programs that help develop well-rounded students." Students appreciate that Lycoming provides "great opportunities to do handson research with your professors" as well as excellent "undergraduate internship...[and] study abroad opportunities." What's more, "small class sizes" virtually guarantee that all of your professors will "know you by name." Speaking of professors, Lycoming students typically find their instructors to be "engaging" and "really passionate about what they are teaching." A student explains, "Classes are not just boring lectures, but the professors bring in their own personal experiences and stories to keep class interesting." They're also "very understanding, "always prepared," and "actively encourage student participation." Accessibility is another important hallmark of the faculty, "willing to help [out] all students" who are struggling even by "staying late into the evening for office hours and tutoring [assistance]." Best of all, professors frequently "become close mentors in and outside of the classroom."

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dr. Marina Vernalis
Executive Medical Director, Integrative Cardiac Health Project, Walter Reed

Tom Woodruff
Academy Award Winner, Co-Founder of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.

Carl Grivner
CEO- Colt Technology Services

Gene Dodaro
Comptroller General of the United States

Ingrid Zhang
Head of Pharma and Country President of Novartis Poland

Alicia Tillman
Chief Marketing Officer at SAP

Joseph Tanfani
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$33,058

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$31,590

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,751

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$31,713

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,888
Required Fees
$730
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,520
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,980
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,223
Foreign Countries Represented
21

Demographics

1.09%
Asian
12.08%
African-American
10.40%
Hispanic
63.00%
Caucasian
5.03%
Unknown
5.12%
International

50% female
50% male
41% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

Thanks to Lycoming's "small and intimate campus," the student body often feels "like a family." Indeed, undergrads here describe their peers as "friendly," "nice," and "open." Some students caution that "there are different cliques like the athletic teams and the different fraternities," but, for the most part, everyone "come[s] together to help one another in [their] time of need." Fortunately, "Nobody judges you because you do your own thing or dress differently [than] others." And while a large percentage of students "are white and from the Northeast," undergrads quickly mention that there's been a huge push at Lycoming to increase diversity in recent years. An excited student explains, "We boast high numbers of international students, from at least ten countries. We also have partner schools in urban areas like Houston and Philadelphia, bringing in students who would normally struggle to secure a place in a liberal arts college. Our international program is expanding, and we have students from various places like Vietnam, Argentina, and Rwanda." Of course, many students find common ground given the fact that most are "hard workers and very involved on campus." As one undergrad concludes, "Lycoming College students are passionate about their education and are committed to bettering themselves and preparing for graduation."

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
87%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

Life at Lycoming is active and exciting. "Students [may] involve themselves…in [the] student senate or the campus activities board, [as] officers in Greek organizations or other…clubs [and] members of choir, band, and other ensembles." Moreover, there are a myriad of "volunteer opportunities, employment opportunities [and] events with speakers on relevant societal topics [as well as] programs to develop leadership [skills]." Additionally, undergrads can enjoy numerous entertainment options "such as plays, operas, dance shows, concerts, magicians, and comedians." It's also worth noting that "campus movie night is another popular activity." Undergrads do admit that once the weekend arrives, "there are parties" to be found. However, they insist that no one is ever pressured to participate. Further, when the weather allows, lots of students "spend time relaxing on the quad and play some pickup games of Frisbee and soccer." Outdoors enthusiasts can be found biking "around the Susquehanna River Walk," as well. In fact, athletics are fairly popular at Lycoming. Go Warriors! A good portion of the student body (if they're not playing), attend "sporting events to cheer on the teams."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Jilliane Bolt-Michewicz

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
3

11% join a fraternity
23% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

33% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Warriors)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Warriors)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: See the following websites: http://www.lycoming.edu/orgs/bsu/

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Bucknell University

Sustainability

77/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Barbara Carlin
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
700 College Place
Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone
800-345-3920

Email
admissions@lycoming.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Lynn Science Center
Quad
Jack's Place
Cafe 1812 & Penny's Plaza
Recreation Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Susquehanna River Walk
Alabaster Coffee Roaster & Tea Co
Community Arts Center
The Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House
Little League Baseball Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Saturday
8-4
800-345-3920

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Saturday mornings and during Open House events.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@lycoming.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available to seniors who have applied for admission.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The closest airport is the Williamsport Regional Airport about 5 miles from campus. The bus station is less than 1 mile from campus. The train in Harrisburg is 90 miles from campus. Taxis are available to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the East Heading west on Interstate 80, exit at 212-W (I-180/Williamsport) and continue to Exit 27A, Market Street. Turn right at the traffic light onto Market Street. Proceed to the third traffic light and turn right onto Little League Boulevard. At the stop sign, turn left onto Mulberry Street. Turn into the second larger parking lot which is adjacent to Wendle Hall, Academic Center (large off-white building with brick trim). From the South Traveling north on Route 15 cross the Susquehanna River via the Market Street Bridge, following signs for the Williamsport Business District. As you descend from the bridge (you are now on Market Street) proceed to the third traffic light and turn right onto Little League Boulevard. Proceed on Little League Boulevard and turn left at the stop sign onto Mulberry Street. Turn into the second larger parking lot which is adjacent to Wendle Hall, Academic Center (large off-white building with brick trim). As our guest, you may park in any space. Take the steps up to the Lamade Gymnasium and turn left onto College Place (our campus access street). Proceed down College Place; the Drum Admissions House is on your right. From the West Driving east on Interstate 80, take Exit 178 (Lock Haven) and proceed along Route 220 North. As you enter Williamsport, Route 15 South merges with I-180 East and 220 North. Take Exit 27A, Market Street, turning left at the traffic light onto Market Street. Proceed to the third traffic light and turn right onto Little League Boulevard. At the stop sign, turn left onto Mulberry Street. Turn into the second larger parking lot which is adjacent to Wendle Hall, Academic Center (large off-white building with brick trim). As our guest, you may park in any space. Take the steps up to the Lamade Gymnasium and turn left onto College Place (our campus access street). Proceed down College Place; the Drum Admissions House is on your right. From the North As you enter Williamsport, Route 15 South merges with I-180 East and 220 North. Take Exit 27A, Market Street, turning left at the traffic light onto Market Street. Proceed to the third traffic light and turn right onto Little League Boulevard. At the stop sign, turn left onto Mulberry Street. Turn into the second larger parking lot which is adjacent to Wendle Hall, Academic Center (large off-white building with brick trim). As our guest, you may park in any space. Take the steps up to the Lamade Gymnasium and turn left onto College Place (our campus access street). Proceed down College Place; the Drum Admissions House is on your right.

Local Accommodations
Williamsport offers a range of hotels for visitors to campus. Most are within a 5 minute drive to Lycoming College. Some of these accommodations include: Best Western - 1840 East Third Street, Williamsport, (570) 326-1981; Candlewood Suites - 1836 East Third Street, Williamsport, (570) 601-9100; Comfort Inn - 1959 East Third Street, Williamsport, (570) 601-9300; Econo Lodge -2019 East Third Street, Williamsport, (570) 326-1501; Genetti Hotel and Convention Center - 200 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, (570) 326-6600; Hampton Inn - Williamsport, 140 Via Bella, Williamsport, (570) 323-6190; Holiday Inn - Williamsport, 100 Pine St., Williamsport, (570) 327-8231 or (800) 323-3333; Holiday Inn Express - 90 Pine Street, Williamsport, (570) 327-5292; Residence Inn - 150 West Church Street, Williamsport, (570) 627-7468; TownePLace Suites by Marriott -10 West Church Street, Williamsport, (570) 567-7467; Super 8 Motel -2815 Old Montoursville Rd., Montoursville, (570) 368-8111; Fairfield Inn and Suites - 104 Maynard Street, Williamsport, (570) 601-9200 BED AND BREAKFAST INNS Governor Shulze Bed and Breakfast - 748 Broad Street in Montoursville, (570) 368-8966; The Peter Herdic Inn - 411 W. Fourth Street, Williamsport, 570) 326-0411


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