College Profile

Founded: 1866, as a private coeducational institution on the site of the Annville Academy. Became a four-year institution by 1883 as the lower grades were phased out.

Mission: The mission of Lebanon Valley College is to provide an education that helps students to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to live and work in a changing, diverse, and fragile world.

Curriculum: A four-year program of study in the liberal arts with an academic year comprised of fall and spring semesters and an optional summer term. The doctor of physical therapy is a six-year program.

Degrees Granted: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Music Education, Master of Science Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Major Fields of Study: accounting, actuarial science, American studies, art and art history, biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, Digital Communications, economics, elementary education, English, French, German, health care management, health science, historical communications, history, mathematics, medical technology, music, music business, music education, music recording technology, philosophy, physical therapy, physics, political science, psychobiology, psychology, religion, sociology, Spanish.

Special Programs:  secondary education certification; in cooperation with The Pennsylvania State University, Case Western Reserve University: engineering; in cooperation with approved hospitals: medical technology.

Special Options: departmental honors, double majors, independent study, self-designed majors, internships, tutorial study, study abroad, Philadelphia and Washington semester programs.

Number of Full-time Faculty: 102; of the permanent faculty, 89 percent have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 FTE, with an average class size of 20.

Location: Annville, founded in 1799, is a small town of approximately 5,000 people located in south central Pennsylvania. Driving times: Hershey, 10 minutes; Harrisburg, 1/2 hour; Baltimore, 2 hours; Philadelphia, 2 hours; New York, 3 hours; Washington, D.C., 3 hours.

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Information About the Surrounding Area

Size of Campus: 57 buildings. The library contains more than 215,000 catalog items. The sports center offers nationally recognized water fitness programs.

Map of the Campus

Residence Halls: 27 residential facilities housing 1,184 students in male, female, coed, suite, and apartment-style facilities.

Student Enrollment: 1,630 full-time undergraduate students, with 115 part-time undergraduates and 237 graduate students.

Student Financial Aid: Approximately 95 percent receive LVC scholarships and grants. Total financial aid awarded in the form of LVC grant and academic scholarships for 2011-2012 was $24,052,581. The average grant and scholarship package totaled $14,455. 


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