Lycoming, founded in 1812, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 35-acre campus is located near downtown Williamsport, 200 miles from Philadelphia. Most campus buildings have been constructed since 1950.

Website: www.lycoming.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,142
Undergraduate
Students
(52.6%) 601 Women
(47.4%) 541 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 2,433 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.46
SAT Math
500-598 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
555 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$58,059
Tuition and Fees
$41,626
Room and Board
$13,008
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$46,430
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
88
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Williamsport Population
29,497
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
87% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
13.7% Black/African-American
12.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.9% White
5.2% Unknown
International Students
6.0% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives 2 3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
700 College Place
City, State, Zip
Williamsport, PA 17701-5192
Phone
(570) 321-4026
Fax
(570) 321-4337
E-mail
admissions@lycoming.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 2,433 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 1,283 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 1,147 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
295 (19%) of 1,594 admitted students enrolled
Women
192 (24%) of 817 admitted students enrolled
Men
141 (18%) of 777 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
81% of 27 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.46
3.75 and Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
500-598 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
555 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
19%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
46%
Score of 12 - 17
19%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 46%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$58,059
Tuition and Fees
$41,626
Room and Board
$13,008
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,000
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003293
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
299 (92.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
286 (94.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
286 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
50 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$46,430
Need-Based Gift
Received by 286 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,514
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 214 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,002
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 27 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
36 (12.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,637

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,021 (89.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
977 (95.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
977 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
250 (26.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$40,139
Need-Based Gift
Received by 977 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,028
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 857 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,922
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 105 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
148 (14.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,664

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Archeology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry, environmental management with Duke University, clinical laboratory science with Susquehanna Health, Robert Packer, Lancaster, and Abington Hospitals
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
88
Part-Time Faculty
28
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
73%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
289,590
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
188
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Williamsport Population
29,497
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
35 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.1 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Williamsport
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
87% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
13%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
badminton, cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
badminton, cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities board, lycoming pom and dance club, society of physics students, black student union, creative arts society
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,142
Women
601 (52.6%)
Men
541 (47.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,135
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
13.7% Black/African-American
12.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.9% White
5.2% Unknown
International Students.
6.0% from 18 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 0.8%
Law 0.8%
Theology 0.8%
Arts and Sciences 10.4%
Medicine 5%
Education 0.8%
Other 1.4%

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