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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. 


Lebanon Valley College educates students for lifelong success through exceptional undergraduate liberal-arts programs and professional graduate programs delivered in an engaging and supportive academic and co-curricular environment. We educate our students to think critically and creatively, analyze and address complex issues, and communicate effectively. We guide them in deepening their commitment to inclusion, civic engagement, and global citizenship.

*Approved by the Lebanon Valley College faculty Oct. 21, 2021, and the Board of Trustees Oct. 23, 2021.


LVC will become the regional leader in higher education, known for offering high-quality academic and co-curricular programs in a personalized, inclusive environment that emphasizes career success and personal well-being.


  • Placing students at the center of every decision
  • Broad and deep learning
  • Critical thinking, communication, analytical, and creative skills
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Mentorship
  • Health and wellness
  • Kindness, community, and relationships
  • Service and global citizenship
  • Adaptability and innovation
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Shared governance

Value Proposition

Through exceptional academics delivered in an ecosystem of support, Lebanon Valley College students achieve more than they ever thought possible for themselves, their families, and society. Our students benefit from highly attentive academic, personal, and career guidance; forge lifelong bonds; and lead successful, fulfilling lives.



A four-year program of study in the liberal arts with an academic year comprising fall and spring semesters and optional summer and winter terms. 

Undergraduate Degrees Granted

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

Undergraduate Majors

3-year political science with London Law, accounting, accounting/MBA (3+1), ACS chemistry, actuarial science, analytical finance, applied history, athletic trainingaudio & music production, biochemistry & molecular biology, biology, biology with secondary education certification, business administration, chemistry, chemistry with secondary education certification, clinical mental health counseling (3+2), communication sciences & disorders, computer & data science, creative arts, creative writing, criminal justice, digital communications, early childhood education, early childhood special education, economics, educationengineering (3+2 chemistry), engineering (3+2 physics), English, English with secondary education certification, environmental science, exercise science, global studies, history, history and secondary education certification, interaction design, international business, mathematics, mathematics with secondary education certification, medical laboratory science, music, music business, music education, music with secondary education certification, neuroscience, nursingphysical therapy, physics, physics with secondary education certification, political science, pre-medicine/health professions, psychology, secondary education certification, self-designed, social justice & civic engagement, sociology, Spanish, Spanish with secondary educationundecided (exploratory)

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; in cooperation with the University of London, a Certificate of Higher Education in the Common Law; Africana studies minor; social justice & civic engagement minor; applied Spanish for healthcare professionals minor

Graduate Certificates/Credits

Graduate Degrees:

Number of Full-time Faculty

122; of the permanent faculty, 88 percent have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. 

Student-faculty Ratio (FTE)

12:1, with an average undergraduate class size of 19. 


Annville, founded in 1799, is a town of approximately 5,000 people in south-central Pennsylvania. Driving times: Hershey, 10 minutes; Harrisburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Washington, D.C., three hours.

Size of Campus

Approximately 370 acres. The library contains 223,000 catalogued items and provides access to more than 457,716 ebooks and 123,725 electronic journals.

Residence Halls

31 residential facilities with a capacity of 1,310. 

Student Enrollment

1,621 full-time undergraduate students, with 78 part-time undergraduates and 260 graduate students. 

Student Financial Aid

Approximately 98 percent of full-time students receive financial aid in the form of LVC grants and academic scholarships. In 2020-21, these awards totaled $44,320,146 with an average per-student total of $27,409.