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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. 

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. 

Undergraduate Degrees Granted

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 

Undergraduate Majors

  • accounting
  • ACS chemistry
  • actuarial science
  • analytical finance
  • applied history
  • audio & music production
  • biochemistry & molecular biology
  • biology
  • business administration
  • chemistry
  • communication sciences & disorders
  • computer & data science
  • creative arts
  • creative writing
  • criminal justice
  • digital communications
  • early childhood education
  • economics
  • elementary special education
  • English
  • environmental science
  • exercise science
  • global studies
  • history
  • interaction design
  • international business
  • mathematics
  • medical laboratory science
  • music
  • music business
  • music education
  • neuroscience
  • physics
  • politics
  • psychology
  • self-designed
  • sociology
  • Spanish

Undergraduate Special Programs

Secondary education certification; in cooperation with The Pennsylvania State University and Case Western Reserve University: engineering; in cooperation with approved hospitals: medical laboratory science. 

Graduate Certificates

  • Integrated STEM Education
  • Modern Band. 

Graduate Degrees:

  • Master of Athletic Training
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Music Education
  • Master of Science (Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Master of Science (STEM Education)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy. 

Number of Full-time Faculty

122; of the permanent faculty, 87 percent have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. 

Student-faculty Ratio (FTE)

10:1, with an average undergraduate class size of 19. 

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. 

Size of Campus

approximately 370 acres. The library contains 172,383 cataloged items and provides access to more than 258,190 electronic holdings. 

Residence Halls

31 residential facilities with a capacity of 1,310. 

Student Enrollment

1,651 full-time undergraduate students, with 99 part-time undergraduates and 172 graduate students. 

Student Financial Aid

Approximately 97 percent of full-time students receive financial aid in the form of LVC grants and academic scholarships. In 2018–19, these awards totaled $40,539,637 with the average per student total of $25,024.

College Mission

Lebanon Valley College delivers a transformative education built on the liberal arts. We develop students who think critically and creatively across boundaries; who solve complex problems; who communicate effectively; and who value differences among human beings. Our graduates are empowered to pursue a life of learning, citizenship, and success.