Lycoming College is a four-year, private
institution dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its
rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty
foster successful student outcomes. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna
River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the
nation and boasts more than 16,000 alumni. The College celebrates its position
as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report.
By design, Lycoming is focused exclusively on
undergraduate education. We believe a liberal arts and sciences education best
prepares students for their future endeavors. The College’s interdisciplinary
curriculum, featuring 36 majors as well as numerous minors and several
pre-professional programs, challenges our students to excel. At Lycoming, we
are not just teaching skills, we are teaching students to learn. That
difference means a graduate who is prepared for the career of the future.
Lycoming firmly stands behind the traditional liberal arts
and sciences model. Our classes are small and nearly all are taught by full-time
faculty members who make teaching their top priority. Students have the
distinct benefit of learning from highly-credentialed faculty members, 94
percent of whom hold the highest degree in their field. Lycoming’s intimate
learning environment featuring a 14-to-1 student-faculty ratio allows students
to reap the benefits of individual attention. The resulting camaraderie creates a special culture on campus and encourages students to work hard
because they know the professors are committed to their success.
When students graduate from
Lycoming, they do so with the ability to think critically, communicate
purposefully and work collaboratively. These important qualities are fostered
through the College’s interdisciplinary approach to learning as well as the emphasis
that is placed on in-depth writing, exploration of ideas and cooperative
projects. Many students also gain valuable hands-on experience through shared
research with faculty members as well as internships and practicums, both on
and off campus. These opportunities provide our students with an added
advantage when applying for graduate school or that first job.
Lycoming offers a vibrant, residential community where 85
percent of our students live on campus in a welcoming and supportive
environment. Outside of their academic endeavors, 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. Such learning and leadership
opportunities help to raise students’ self-expectations and establish a solid
foundation for a successful future.
Investment in Students
Lycoming students reap
the rewards of the College’s sound and strategic fiscal management plan. Our
well-managed financial resources translate into academic strength and
opportunity, a beautiful and functional campus and the ability to admit
students regardless of their financial need. By investing available resources
in the areas that impact students most – highly-qualified faculty, research and
technology, programs that develop character and critical thinking, internships
and career placement – Lycoming provides its students with significant
advantages, and will remain positioned to do so into the future.
Career Preparation and Successful Outcomes
Lycoming’s high retention and graduation rates are directly attributed
to the caring and dedicated faculty and the energized community in which our
students live and learn. Whether preparing students to enter graduate school or
the workforce, the College’s rigorous liberal arts and sciences educational
experience develops the whole person. Graduates are equipped with the
knowledge, skills and adaptability to walk confidently into an ever-changing
world as citizens dedicated to service, leadership and achievement.