U.S. News & World Report—2018 Edition of “America’s Best Colleges”

#14—“Great Schools, Great Prices” (Regional Universities, North): This ranking is based on a calculation that takes into account a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2018 U.S. News ranking, and the 2016–2017 net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the result is for students. 

#24—Best Regional Universities (North)

U.S. News & World Report also continued to place Lebanon Valley College highly in several other areas important to prospective students and their families. LVC was in the top 10% nationally among all 659 Regional Universities in Actual Graduation Rate (top 4%), Percentage of Freshmen in Top 25% of High School Class (top 9%), and Average Alumni Giving Rate (top 10%). 

Princeton Review—"Guide to 365 Green Colleges"

Lebanon Valley College has been featured as one of the top environmentally sustainable colleges in the country in the Princeton Review’s 2017 “Guide to 365 Green Colleges.” The Princeton Review chose the schools for this seventh annual edition of its "green guide" based on data from the company's 20162017 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability. 

Money—2017 Money’s Best Colleges 

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Forbes—2017 America’s Top Colleges  

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2018 

Washington Monthly—2017 Top 15 Master's Universities

  • #28 of 150
  • #140—Best Bang for your Buck Northeast 

The Princeton Review—2018 Best Northeastern Colleges

For the 15th consecutive year, Lebanon Valley College was named a “Best Northeastern College” by The Princeton Review. The rankings are based on surveys of 143,000 students (average 358 per campus) at the colleges in the Review in 2016–2017 and/or the previous two school years. The survey asks students 80 questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body, and themselves. The ranking methodology uses a five-point Likert scale to convert qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for school-to-school comparisons.  

The Economist's College Rankings

Lebanon Valley College ranked among the top 10 percent of colleges included in The Economist's first-ever college rankings. The rankings are based on the economic value of a school equal to the gap between how much money its students subsequently earn, and how much they might have made had they studied elsewhere.