Lycoming College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Lycoming College
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Lycoming College Admissions Overview:

Lycoming College has an acceptance rate of 70%, making it a largely accessible school. Students with high grades and test scores, and a strong application, have a good chance of being admitted. Interested students can apply using the Common Application, and will also need to submit high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, two letters of recommendation, and a personal essay..


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Admissions Data (2016):

Lycoming College Description:

Lycoming College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1812, it is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the country. The 42-acre suburban campus in north central Pennsylvania is within a few hours of several major cities including New York, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia; Williamsport is also known as the home of Little League Baseball and a number of other cultural sites. Lycoming has an average class size of 18 students and a student faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The college offers 35 undergraduate areas of study, the most popular including psychology, business administration, biology and history.

Students are involved in a variety of extracurricular activities on campus, including 50 clubs and organizations, eight fraternities and sororities and an active student leadership development program. The Lycoming Warriors compete in the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Conference, the Middle Atlantic Conference and the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,263 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,162
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,418
  • Other Expenses: $2,072
  • Total Cost: $51,652

Lycoming College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Lycoming College Scholarships (
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,711
    • Loans: $8,138

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminology, History, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 59%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Football, Wrestling, Track and Field, Tennis, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Cross Country, Swimming
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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