We're known as one of America's best colleges.

U.S.News & World Report, one of America's leading news magazines, ranked LVC among the top tier of colleges and universities in the category of "Best Universities Master's in the North."

For research. Few small colleges in the United States offer students more exposure to high-tech equipment and hands-on research than Lebanon Valley College.

Over the past ten years, we've won research grants worth more than $1 million, from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health, Dow Chemical Company Foundation, Exxon Foundation, and Merck/AAAS. Recent NSF grants helped us build our state-of-the-art molecular modeling lab and purchase an atomic force microscope. Over the years, more than half of our graduates in the sciences have earned advanced degrees and Ph.D.s. Best of all, our faculty members work jointly with students on research projects in biology, biochemistry, physics, mathematics, and analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry.


For technology. Students regularly use our computer network to tap into hundreds of libraries and databases all over the world. Throughout campus, computers are connected by a wireless and sophisticated fiber optic system. Whether you're working in one of our academic buildings or relaxing in your room, you can travel the Internet, visit our "virtual" library, or send messages around the world.

Other high-tech facilities include two music recording studios, a music learning center with Yamaha electric pianos linked to computers, and a full array of sophisticated research equipment: an ISI scanning electron microscope; Zeiss transmission electron microscope; diode array spectrophotometer; neurophysiological work stations; a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer; gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer; atomic absorption spectrophotometer; and ultracentrifuge.


For easy access. Our beautiful tree lined campus is located about 150 kilometers from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., and 225 kilometers from New York City. On campus, our safe, small-town environment allows you to concentrate on your studies and perfect your language skills. But, when you're in the mood to travel, major cities are within an easy drive.

Our director of multicultural affairs will help you with immigration procedures, match you with a local host family, arrange outings, and provide an orientation session just for international students. By living on campus - a requirement of the college - you quickly become part of our friendly community. Housing options include traditional residence halls, interest housing, suites, and apartments. Most students share a room with one other student. Furnishings include desks, chairs, beds, draperies, and dressers. Free laundry facilities are also available.


For international students. At Lebanon Valley College, we try to make your transition to our country and to our campus community as easy as possible. Our professors are particularly welcoming to students from around the world. 


Requirements. If you are interested in attending Lebanon Valley College, apply online. We require official transcripts for all secondary schools, universities, colleges, and professional schools you have attended. They must be in the original language with official certified translations in English. U.S.embassies and consulates will assist in certifying translations. In your secondary school, you should have studied your own language, English or another language, mathematics, natural and/or physical science, humanities, and social sciences. We accept the international baccalaureate, A-levels, Canadian Grade 13 for transfer credits. Applicants must also submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).