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 AdministrationMaster of Music EducationMaster of Science EducationDoctor of Physical Therapy.

Major Fields of Study: accountingactuarial science, art and art historybiochemistry and molecular biologybiologybusiness administrationchemistrycomputer sciencecriminal justiceDigital Communicationseconomicsearly childhood educationEnglishFrenchGermanhealth care managementhealth sciencehistorical communicationshistoryinternational studies mathematicsmedical technologymusicmusic businessmusic educationmusic recording technologyphilosophyphysical therapyphysicspolitical sciencepsychobiologypsychologyreligionsociologySpanishspecial education.

Special Programs:  secondary education certification; in cooperation with The Pennsylvania State University and 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 abroadPhiladelphia and Washington semester programs.

Number of Full-time Faculty: 103; of the permanent faculty, 89 percent have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 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: 48 buildings. The library contains over 226,000 catalog items and also provides access to more than 140,000 electronic books. The sports center offers nationally recognized water fitness programs.

Map of the Campus

Residence Halls: 27 residential facilities housing 1,276 students in male, female, coed, suite, and apartment-style facilities.

Student Enrollment: 1,600 full-time undergraduate students, with 150 part-time undergraduates and 250 graduate students.

Student Financial Aid: Approximately 96 percent of full-time students receive financial aid in the form of LVC grants and academic scholarships. In 2012-2013, these awards totaled $24,863,642 with the average per student totaling $15,133.