Alice Lloyd College

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100 Purpose Road

Pippa Passes, KY 41844

Phone: (606) 368-2101
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jul. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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#40 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Alice Lloyd College is a private institution that was founded in 1923. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 608, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 175 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Alice Lloyd College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 40. Its tuition and fees are $10,620 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Alice Lloyd journeyed from Boston to Kentucky in 1915, seeking a milder climate in which to recover from her failing health. In the Appalachian Mountains, she found that education became her life's work. She truly believed that these hills and hollows held the leaders of tomorrow. Thus, Alice Lloyd College (ALC) was born.
From its inception, Alice Lloyd College has placed a supreme value on educating the whole person. The name of the community, Pippa Passes, originated from a poem by Robert Browning called "Pippa's Song". Pippa was a poor mill child who passed through the surrounding villages singing lyrics that ultimately changed the troubled lives of the people she encountered. This great work became a symbol for one of the purposes of Alice Lloyd College: the influence of unconscious good upon the world.
It was Alice Lloyd and co-founder June Buchanan who saw the spirit of learning prevail both in and out of the classroom, forming the basis of character education. The "Christian Forum" required students to discuss ethical and moral issues, life's purposes and goals, and Christian standards of conduct. These values were all significant in the total educational experience. Leadership was the desired result of character building.
Today, this tradition remains a central focus of Alice Lloyd College. It is reflected in the leadership of its faculty and staff; Student Work Program; Caney Convocation Series; a special leadership course required of freshman students; and high standards of conduct, dress, and attitude.
Students and parents alike are reminded of the College's philosophy during orientation sessions. It is expected that students who have engaged in the Alice Lloyd College experience will not only be intellectually equipped to continue their pursuit of learning, but will also be prepared as responsible citizens for a life of service and leadership.
The idea of working for an education at ALC is as old as the school itself. Early students provided labor in exchange for tuition, room, and board. They were earning their own way on the path of becoming the leaders of tomorrow. Today, tuition is guaranteed to qualified students residing in 108 Central Appalachian counties in parts of five states. At Alice Lloyd College, every full-time student is required to work as a part of his or her overall educational experience. So committed is the College to the concept of student leadership, that successful completion of the work assignment is a graduation requirement.
Alice Lloyd College provides a comprehensive leadership development program for its students. This training contains aspects of leadership philosophy, citizenship, and cultural development, which build upon a strong traditional liberal arts education. The institution attempts to infuse leadership education initiatives into all aspects of the educational experience including formal classroom instruction; activities that enable students to experience cultures outside of Appalachia; group learning activities; involvement in service to others; and activities that place them in leadership roles.
To accomplish this ideal, the Academic, Student Services, and Work Program have become intimately connected in pursuing the mission of preparing leaders to serve Appalachia through a formal leadership development program. Through the years, Alice Lloyd College has impacted many lives, and in turn, those people have become leaders in their communities and the region serving in roles such as doctors, lawyers, ministers, political leaders, and educators.
Alice Lloyd College has been marketed as a college that is Providing Leadership for Appalachia.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1923
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $28,952,264


When applying to Alice Lloyd College, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 10.2 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 10.2%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Alice Lloyd College is 18:1, and the school has 48.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Alice Lloyd College include: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Education; Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 58 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 29%
Education 28%
Social Sciences 22%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11%
English Language and Literature/Letters 2%

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Student Life

Alice Lloyd College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 608, with a gender distribution of 47.4 percent male students and 52.6 percent female students. At this school, 82.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17.3 percent of students live off campus. Alice Lloyd College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 608
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Alice Lloyd College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. Alice Lloyd College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Alice Lloyd College, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Alice Lloyd College.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Alice Lloyd College, 92.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,330.

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Tuition and fees $10,620 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,390 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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