Lycoming College


Lycoming College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,300 students. By design, Lycoming is focused exclusively on undergraduate education and offers a vibrant, residential community where 85 percent of students live on campus in a welcoming and supportive environment with nurturing faculty and staff that helps to foster successful student outcomes. At Lycoming, we are not just teaching skills, we are teaching students to learn and to gain valuable hands-on experience through shared research with faculty members, as well as through internships, both on and off campus, as well as through global travel. That difference means a graduate who is prepared for the careers of the future. After four years at Lycoming, graduates are equipped with 21st-century education — the knowledge, skills and adaptability to walk confidently into an ever-changing world as citizens dedicated to service, leadership and achievement, and to live lives of meaning.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Pre-College Summer Experience Lycoming Prep

Lycoming College Prep brings 20 rising high school seniors to Lycoming’s campus for a residential program designed to expose them to a liberal arts college and to offer guidance in the college preparation and application process. Lycoming students will serve as mentors during the two-week summer program.

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Fly-in Visitation

Fly-in visitation for admitted students from selected schools located in the United States. The visit experience is a two-day/two night program that runs in conjunction with Lycoming's annual Accepted Students Day Open House event.

First-Year Experience & Transition First-Year Experience & Transition for First Generation Students and International Students

Lycoming College runs an additional first year student transition program, separate from the traditional June Orientation programs. The program is offered to matriculating international students and selected first generation students that reside in the United States. Selected students will come to campus and take part in a series of academic and first year transition programs one week prior to the start of the academic year.

First-Year Experience & Transition FYRST

First Year Residents Succeed Together (FYRST) refers to social and educational activities, programs and events just for freshmen. They are designed to help you make a successful transition to life as a Lycoming College student, meet members of your class, enjoy academic success and explore ways to get involved in the life of the community.

Scholars & Leadership Lycoming Scholars Program

The Lycoming College Scholar Program is a special program designed to meet the needs and aspirations of highly motivated students of superior intellectual ability. Lycoming scholars satisfy the College’s distribution requirements with more challenging courses than students not in the Scholar Program are required to complete. Lycoming Scholars also participate in special interdisciplinary seminars and in an independent study culminating in a senior presentation.

Academic Advising & Support Academic Support

The Academic Resource Center exists to support your goal to achieve academic success. You can take your papers to the Writing Center, get a subject tutor or seek assistance in forming a study group for a class. Academic support is not only for students who are struggling in a class. It is also for the A student who wants to excel and take advantage of every resource that is available.

Student Life & Support Student Life at Lycoming

Lycoming offers a vibrant, residential community where 85 percent of our students live on campus in a welcoming and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to have fun and further enhance their overall development by immersing themselves in the residential experience, Greek life, performing arts, clubs and organizations, and varsity athletics.

Student Diversity

  • 1,272
  • 48/52
  • 26%
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 1%
  • 10%
    Black or African American
  • 9%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 67%
  • 3%
    Two or more races
  • 5%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 5%

Student Success

  • 79%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 72%
    Six-year graduation
  • 68%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 93%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 87%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 89
    Full-time faculty
  • 4
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 13:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Psychology, Business, Biology, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Art

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Black Student Union Circle K International Japanese Culture Club L.A.C.E.S. Multicultural Awareness Group United Campus Ministries


Cost of Attendance

  • $36,432
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • $730
    Required Fees
  • $11,418
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $31,704,701
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $35,046
    Average aid package
  • n/a
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 43%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 85%
    Students with financial need
  • 100%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 100%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • n/a
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 1,876
    # of applicants
  • 70%
  • 3.39
    Average HS GPA
  • 22
    ACT Composite
  • 470—550
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 470—570
    SAT Math
  • 430—530
    SAT Writing
  • yes
    SAT/ACT optional


  • rolling
    Regular application closing date
  • n/a
    Application Fee
  • n/a
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • yes
    Early decision plan
  • 11/15
    Early decision application closing date
  • yes
    Early action plan
  • 11/01
    Early action application closing date