Alice Lloyd College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Alice Lloyd College Admissions Overview:

Alice Lloyd College had an acceptance rate of 22 percent in 2016, but the actual admission bar isn't overly high. Admitted students tend to have average ACT or SAT scores and grades in the "A" and "B" range. The admission process, however, is holistic and involves much more than numerical measures. As a work college with an extremely low price tag, Alice Lloyd looks for students who will be a good match for the college and who will benefit from the experience. For this reason, all applicants must schedule an interview with an admissions counselor, and visiting the campus for a tour is highly recommended. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Alice Lloyd College Description:

Alice Lloyd College is a small liberal arts college located in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. It is also one of seven recognized American work colleges, meaning that students are employed in the college’s work-study program on campus or with an off-campus outreach project as a way to gain work experience and to partially pay their tuition. Students at Alice Lloyd College are required to complete at least 160 hours of work per semester. The remote campus is situated on 175 acres in the hills of eastern Kentucky, a few hours southeast of Lexington. Academics are strong and leadership-driven, supported by the college’s work program. Students can choose from 14 liberal arts majors, including popular programs in biology, business administration and elementary education. The college is located in Knott County, which is a dry county, so alcohol is prohibited on campus. The Alice Lloyd College Eagles compete in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference of the NAIA.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 605 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45 percent male / 55 percent female
  • 95 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,550
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,240
  • Other Expenses: $5,100
  • Total Cost: $24,290

Alice Lloyd College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99 percent
    • Loans: 65 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,832
    • Loans: $4,244

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Social Sciences, History, English Literature, Sociology, Exercise Science

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84 percent
  • Transfer-out Rate: 20 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Alice Lloyd College, You May Also Like These Schools:

For students that might be interested in another "work college," other recognized schools include Berea CollegeWarren Wilson CollegeBlackburn CollegeEcclesia College, and the College of the Ozarks.

If you're looking for a small school (around or less than 1,000 students) in Kentucky, Transylvania University, Georgetown College, and Kentucky Wesleyan College are all great choices. And all three of these schools are largely accessible, with at least two-thirds of applicants accepted each year.

Alice Lloyd College Mission Statement:

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"The mission of Alice Lloyd College is to educate mountain people for positions of leadership by

  • Making an Alice Lloyd College education available to qualified mountain students regardless of their financial situation.
  • Offering a high quality academic program, emphasizing the liberal arts.
  • Promoting the work ethic through a self-help Student Work Program in which all full-time students participate.
  • Providing an atmosphere in which Christian values are maintained, encouraging high personal standards, and the development of character.
  • Serving the community and region through appropriate outreach programs which utilize mountain people helping mountain people.
  • Assisting deserving students in obtaining advanced study beyond their program at Alice Lloyd.
  • Producing leaders for Appalachia who possess high moral and ethical values, an attitude of self-reliance, and a sense of service to others."
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