Lebanon Valley College Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

Beauty shot of the LVC Peace Garden

Immersive experiences and a culture of innovation at Lebanon Valley College earned the school recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

LVC students gained college credit and valuable life experience while participating in student-faculty research, study abroad, professional internships, and leadership positions in student organizations. When students graduate from The Valley, they have the learning experiences, skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to compete, collaborate, and contribute in a local and global environment.

“We’re so happy to award Lebanon Valley College for developing skills relevant to graduates’ lives,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor for Colleges of Distinction. “High student engagement in college is one of the keys to a successful undergraduate education. With an increasing emphasis on hands-on learning techniques, Colleges of Distinction applauds LVC for practicing methodologies that prepare students for their futures.”

Schools must demonstrate results across the Four Distinctions—Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. High school counselors and educators make nominations, and each school is evaluated on key indicators including student engagement, student empowerment, and curricular innovation. Colleges that have distinguished themselves in each of the Four Distinctions and that have demonstrated dedication to enriching student outcomes through innovative learning opportunities are then invited to join Colleges of Distinction. 

The annual process to select the nation’s Colleges of Distinction also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan, and alumni success and satisfaction measures.

“Colleges of Distinction is more than an annual ranking of colleges and universities. We only include colleges that offer every student a holistic and valuable experience,” said Schritter. “The Colleges of Distinction have earned solid reputations for serving their students and nurturing success. Like Lebanon Valley College, our member schools provide the affirming undergraduate experience every student deserves.”

To view Lebanon Valley College’s profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit CollegesofDistinction.com. 

About Colleges of Distinction

Since 1999, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The member schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. CollegesofDistinction.com provides dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors. For more information, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.