Lebanon Valley College Welcomes Record First-Year Class

With more than 250 fall student-athletes arriving this week and the Middle Atlantic Conference’s largest marching band, The Pride of The Valley, arriving tomorrow, LVC is proud to announce its largest first-year class in history. The 487 new students surpassed the 478 new enrollees in 2019. Aside from last years’ COVID-affected enrollment across the country, LVC has welcomed record classes of new enrollees in four of the past five years. 

“This strong demand for an LVC education is a testament to our outstanding faculty, Breen Center career networking team, and admission staff who firmly believe in the College’s mission,” said Edwin Wright, vice president of enrollment and marketing. “Having been listed #1 for the third consecutive year in Pennsylvania for Zippia’s ‘Best College in Each State for Getting a Job” further reinforces the College’s goal to support students during and long after their time at The Valley.”

The Class of 2025 comes from 15 states and Washington, D.C., ranging from California and Michigan to New Hampshire and Florida. New students represent four international countries: China, Canada, Great Britain, and Northern Ireland. The group also includes three new John Bowman Allwein Scholars. The Allwein Scholarship, established in 2014 through a gift from Dr. John “Jack” Bowman Allwein ’56, provides full tuition to LVC, as well as three $2,500 stipends for such academic purposes as studying abroad, experiencing internships, or conducting research.

About Lebanon Valley College

For three consecutive years (2018-2020), Lebanon Valley College has been listed as #1 in Pennsylvania for graduate job placement by the career guidance site Zippia.com, using federal data.

Lebanon Valley College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate degrees in accounting/MBA (3+1), applied kinesiology, athletic training, business administration, clinical exercise physiology, clinical mental health counseling, education, intelligence and security studies, music education, speech-language pathology, sport performance, and STEM education, and numerous graduate certificates. The College employs 122 full-time faculty members; of the permanent faculty, 83 percent have Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degrees. The student-faculty ratio is 12:1, with an average class size of 20. These numbers reflect the College’s commitment to student-centered curricula, individualized attention, and immersive learning experiences.