Lycoming College

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700 College Place

Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone: (570) 321-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Mar. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Lycoming College is a private institution that was founded in 1812. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,365, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 40 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lycoming College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 161. Its tuition and fees are $33,756 (2013-14).

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

The mission of Lycoming College is to offer students a distinguished education in the traditional liberal arts and sciences. The College has sought to accomplish that goal by gathering a strong faculty with a primary focus on teaching and a strong secondary focus on research. The College has established a teaching effectiveness program to focus on new strategies for the classroom including those involving the most recent technology. Lycoming features an extensive writing program for students in which they are expected to have a specific writing component in all their general education courses and to take an additional three courses designated as writing intensive. The College has encouraged student research across the curriculum with a particular focus in the sciences. Lycoming has also introduced capstone courses in most departments featuring an opportunity for students to bring their academic work together in some form of major research project or artistic presentation. In order to accomplish the close work between faculty and students required by our mission, the College has sustained a fulltime faculty at approximately ninety percent of the total faculty.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1812
Religious affiliation Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $155,222,000


When applying to Lycoming College, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Lycoming College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.6 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.6%
Application deadline March 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Lycoming College is 14:1, and the school has 59.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lycoming College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Psychology; Visual and Performing Arts; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 57%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 26%
Social Sciences 15%
Psychology 14%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6%

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Student Life

Lycoming College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,365, with a gender distribution of 44.5 percent male students and 55.5 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus. Lycoming College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,365
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

Lycoming College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lycoming 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 Lycoming College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lycoming College.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Lycoming College, 83.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,559.

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Tuition and fees $33,756 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,890 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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