Lebanon Valley College

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101 N. College Avenue

Annville, PA 17003

Phone: (717) 867-6100
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#6 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Lebanon Valley College is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,744, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 6. Its tuition and fees are $35,700 (2013-14).

Students admitted to Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, 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 who are interested in nightlife and entertainment can participate in the Underground Dance Club on Saturday nights. Although the town of Annville is small, with a population of less than 5,000, it is less than three hours away from Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Washington. 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, former curator of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cranford Rose Garden, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

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

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1866
Religious affiliation Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $47,826,801


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 65.8 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Lebanon Valley College is 12:1, and the school has 56.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lebanon Valley College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 67%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Education 15%
Health Professions and Related Programs 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Social Sciences 9%

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Student Life

Lebanon Valley College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,744, with a gender distribution of 45 percent male students and 55 percent female students. At this school, 74 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus. Lebanon Valley College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,984
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 NCAA III

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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

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Paying for School

At Lebanon Valley College, 91.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,751.

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Tuition and fees $35,700 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,530 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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