Lebanon Valley College: Narrative Description

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101 North College Ave.
Annville, PA 17003-1400
Tel: (717)867-6100; (866)LVC-4ADM
Admissions: (717)867-6181
Fax: (717)867-6124
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lvc.edu/


Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees (offers master of business administration degree on a part-time basis only). Founded 1866. Setting: 275-acre small town campus. Endowment: $35.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8488 per student. Total enrollment: 1,882. Faculty: 186 (96 full-time, 90 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 71% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 2 class presidents, 4 valedictorians, 29 student government officers. Full-time: 1,560 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 178 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 5 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 7% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at George Washington University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview, SAT. Required for some: essay, audition for music majors. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $30,190 includes full-time tuition ($22,950), mandatory fees ($650), and college room and board ($6590). College room only: $3220. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $430 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 74 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 11% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: LVC PSEA, Council of Christian Organization, Tae Kwon Do Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Wig and Buckle (theatrical group). Major annual events: Cherry Blossom Festival, Homecoming, Christmas at the Valley. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, dormitory entrances locked at midnight. College housing designed to accommodate 1,151 students; 1,156 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Bishop Library with 181,445 books, 14,102 microform titles, 800 serials, 10,518 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 227 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 5,000. Annville is located seven miles east of Hershey. The area has a temperate climate. The city has many churches that represent various denominations, a public library, three hospitals that are easily accessible, and major civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Community recreational facilities include theaters and radio and TV stations. Community concerts are also available.

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