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Lebanon Valley College Overview

Lebanon Valley College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Annville, Pennsylvania. LVC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Lebanon Valley College Known For?

434 Undergraduate Awards
$35,961 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • LVC has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
  • The 2% student loan default rate at LVC is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at LVC.
  • In 2017-2018, 49% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, LVC bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,800 a year. That's about 12% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average LVC student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Lebanon Valley College Rankings

We have ranked LVC as #98 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 137 colleges in Pennsylvania, it is ranked at #9.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

LVC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#65 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at LVC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Arts & Media Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Radio, Television & Digital Communication Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards LVC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Colleges for Special Education College Factual
#8 Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication Graduates College Factual
#39 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#44 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#51 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#123 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Lebanon Valley College?

Location of Lebanon Valley College

Contact details for LVC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 N College Ave, Annville, PA 17003-1400
Phone: 717-867-6100
Website: www.lvc.edu
Facebook: http://www.lvc.edu/facebook/facebook.aspx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lvc

How Do I Get Into LVC?

You can apply to LVC online at: www.lvc.edu/admission/how-to-apply/undergraduate-students/

Admission Requirements for LVC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into LVC?

73% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
61% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Lebanon Valley College is 73%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 61% of students accepted to LVC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 533 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lebanon Valley College  ( 533 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Lebanon Valley College  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800
LVC received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 28. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Lebanon Valley College  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Lebanon Valley College  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Lebanon Valley College  ( 22 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Lebanon Valley College?

$35,961 Net Price
82% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of LVC is $35,961. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At LVC, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $9,723 a year. That adds up to $38,892 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LVC is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Lebanon Valley College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,638 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,729 undergraduate students at LVC, with 1,638 being full-time and 91 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  LVC

There are also 186 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,638 full-time undergraduates at LVC, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  LVC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lebanon Valley College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of LVC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 36
Black or African American 45
Hispanic or Latino 96
White 1,375
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 60

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Lebanon Valley College. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 17 countries are represented at LVC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, Vietnam, and China.

Online Learning at Lebanon Valley College

38 Took All Classes Online
192 Took At Least One Class Online
56.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 192 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at LVC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 84th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of LVC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lebanon Valley College was 56.9%. This is the #462 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at LVC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at LVC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at LVC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Administration & Management #111
Business, Management & Marketing #144

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lebanon Valley College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 38 0 32 0 70
Health & Physical Education 65 0 0 0 65
Teacher Education Subject Specific 12 18 14 0 44
Teacher Education Grade Specific 37 0 0 0 37
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 36 36
Special Education 28 0 0 0 28
Music 24 0 0 0 24
General Biology 20 0 0 0 20
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 19 0 0 0 19
General Psychology 19 0 0 0 19
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 16 0 0 0 16
Economics 16 0 0 0 16
General English Literature 12 0 0 0 12
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 11 0 0 0 11
Accounting 11 0 0 0 11
Mathematics 11 0 0 0 11
Criminology 11 0 0 0 11
Sociology 11 0 0 0 11
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 10 0 0 0 10
International Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Chemistry 8 0 0 0 8
Romance Languages 7 0 0 0 7
Computer Information Systems 6 0 0 0 6
Political Science & Government 6 0 0 0 6
History 4 0 0 0 4
Physics 4 0 0 0 4
Arts & Media Management 4 0 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 0 0 0 4
International Business 2 0 0 0 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 2 0 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 2 0 0 0 2
Finance & Financial Management 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Science 1 0 0 0 1
Germanic Languages 1 0 0 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 1 0 0 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 1 0 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 434 18 46 36 534

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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