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Lebanon Valley College is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,785, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 340 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lebanon Valley College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 6. Its tuition and fees are $34,470 (2012-13).
Situated on 340 rural acres in the town of Annville, Pa. sits Lebanon Valley College. Students admitted to the college have the opportunity to join more than 85 clubs, organizations, and initiatives that are entirely student supported, as well as various fraternities and sororities available on campus. Students at Lebanon Valley College that are interested in nightlife and entertainment can participate in the Underground Dance Club, which takes place every Saturday night beginning at midnight. Although the town of Annville is small, with a population less than 5,000, it is fewer than three hours away from Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C. The Lebanon Valley Dutchmen compete in the NCAA Division III and are members of the Commonwealth Conference.
Lebanon Valley offers each student the “Four Year Graduation Guarantee.” The college guarantees each student will earn an undergraduate degree in four years of full-time study, or the school will provide free tuition for additional courses. The college houses a well-known Physical Therapy Department in a 35,000-square-foot building near the College’s Arnold Sports Center. Notable alumni of the college include Stephen Scanniello, curator of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cranford Rose Garden, and John Boag, the fourth American to be granted membership into the London wheelwrights’ guild, the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights.
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Lebanon Valley College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Central Pennsylvania within easy driving distance to Baltimore, New York City and Philadelphia. LVC students pursue life goals under the guidance of an involved and supportive faculty. With 1,630 full-time undergraduate students and a 13:1(FTE)student-faculty ratio, the College's size allows for an intimate environment. LVC is dedicated to rewarding achievement and making an excellent education affordable through its nationally recognized scholarships. This program rewards applicants who rank in the top 30 percent of their high school class by automatically granting academic scholarships worth one-quarter to one-half the cost of tuition.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Lebanon Valley College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Lebanon Valley College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||67.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Lebanon Valley College is 13:1, and the school has 55.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lebanon Valley College include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.0 percent.
Lebanon Valley College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,785, with a gender distribution of 44.2 percent male students and 55.8 percent female students. At this school, 76.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24.0 percent of students live off campus. Lebanon Valley College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Lebanon Valley College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lebanon Valley College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lebanon Valley College, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lebanon Valley College.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Lebanon Valley College, 83.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $20,698.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$34,470 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,180 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data