Lycoming College has been ranked by Business First magazine as one of the 50 most selective institutions in their coverage area.
Business First, based in Buffalo, N.Y., analyzed the 2010 admissions figures for 98 four-year colleges within their Western and Upstate New York, Northern and Western Pennsylvania, and Northeastern Ohio coverage zone. Colleges were evaluated based on the percentage of admitted applicants and scores on college-entrance examinations. Institutions were then compared to national averages. The study was limited to schools that processed at least 1,000 applications. Lycoming ranked 46th on the list.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.