You are a valuable resource for your students, and your dedication does not go unnoticed. As an institution of higher education, we especially know the vital role you play in helping students in the college search and application process. We extend our sincerest gratitude for your service and for your contributions to our own mission of helping all students achieve careers of significance and lives of meaning.

Below you will find important facts about Lycoming and links to help you quickly navigate to the information you need.

Can’t find what you’re looking for or have a question for us? Don’t hesitate to email admissions@lycoming.edu or call 1-800-345-3920.

Lycoming seniors engage in career preparation at almost 2xthe rate of other college seniors and participate in career planning talks, panels, and workshops at a rate 22% higher than their national peers. (NSSE 2021)
100% of students complete an enhanced academic experience, including internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research.
85% of students receive need-based financial aid.
37% of students are domestic students of color or international.
No. 111 on 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges ranking and No. 11 for Social Mobility.
99% of the Class of 2021 was employed or in graduate school 6-12 months after graduation.
$241M endowment (among the highest per student in the country) enables Lycoming to award more than $34M in financial aid annually and continually invest in premier facilities.
Named a "Best Value College" by The Princeton Review and Money Magazine.
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  • Application Requirements

    Lycoming College takes a holistic approach to evaluating a student's application. Talents, interests, and career goals are just as important as the academic record.

    The following materials are required for first-year applicants:

    • An online application from the Common Application (required for early decision) or Coalition Application (Powered by Scoir)
    • Official high school transcripts
    • SAT or ACT scores or if applying test optional please indicate on your application OR complete the Optional Choice form.
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Personal essay — Use an application prompt, tell us why you want to join the Lycoming family or write about a topic you feel represents you and tells us more about you.
  • SAT/ACT/Test Optional

    The college application process can be stressful, especially if a student knows that their standardized test scores don't reflect their full potential. While many of our incoming students place in the top two-fifths of their graduating class and have above average SAT or ACT scores, we're happy to evaluate the rigor of a student's high school classes, GPA, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities in lieu of these scores.

    If applying test optional, students should indicate this on their application; if they have already applied and would like to switch to test optional, they can fill out this form.

    If students are sitting for a test, they should include our SAT Code (2372) or ACT Code (3622).

  • Important Dates & Deadlines

    November 15 — Early Decision
    Common Application is required. If your student says Lycoming is their top choice or only choice for college, early decision is the best option. Students will know their acceptance status by December 1.

    December 1 — Early Action
    Students are encouraged to get a head start on the application process. Early action allows them to receive an admission decision by December 15, without a binding commitment.

    December 16 — Regular Action
    Beginning December 16 (for Fall enrollment) and December 1 (for Spring enrollment), we will review applications on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions begin January 1 and continue every 15th of the month on a rolling basis.

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships

    From merit, academic, and talent-based scholarships to grants and more, we're dedicated to providing the best financial aid package possible to ensure students can afford an education this valuable. To learn more, visit our financial aid page.

    Students and families are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after it opens on October 1 so that we can determine their complete aid eligibility. Remember to enter our school code on the FAFSA form: 003293.

  • About Lycoming

    Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the 50 oldest private liberal arts and sciences institutions in the nation. Building on that tradition, its cutting-edge programs, experiential learning, and faculty mentors enable students to think deeply and act boldly. The College offers 44 majors and 64 minors, but encourages students to craft customized, cross-disciplinary, and market-driven programs tailored to their unique interests and career goals. As a solely undergraduate institution with a student-to-faculty ratio of just 11:1, Lycoming is able to give students access to nationally recognized faculty, advanced equipment, research opportunities, and fieldwork starting their first year.

  • Career Services & Applied Learning

    Unique to Lycoming is the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences—a gateway for students to acquire experiential learning via internships, research, fellowships, and study abroad opportunities, as well as receive subject-specific career advising and pre-professional/graduate school guidance.

  • Centers of Excellence

    Innovation and creativity permeate not only our curriculum, but the entire student experience. These special Centers of Excellence allow our students to not only learn their passion, but live it.

  • 19 NCAA Division III Athletic Teams

    Student athletes make up 34% of the student body at Lycoming! Currently, Lycoming Athletics compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), but will officially become a member of the Landmark Conference in the 2023-24 academic year.

    Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling

    Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

    Visit the Lycoming College Athletics website.

  • Williamsport & The Area

    Situated in the heart of Pennsylvania, Williamsport is overflowing with appreciation for art, culture, and the great outdoors. The College is an easy foot or bike-commute away from a thriving business and arts district with many dining and entertainment options. The city is surrounded by natural beauty, giving students access to outdoor adventures like skiing, hiking, rock-climbing, and kayaking. Williamsport is also the site of world-class healthcare system UPMC, modern manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural gas resources, and the Little League World Series. Williamsport is conveniently located less than four hours away Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

    Learn more about the area and its attractions.

  • Visit Opportunities

    From Open Houses and large group visits to individual visits and virtual opportunities, Lycoming College offers a variety of ways to help students discover more about us. We also offer a “Day in the Life of a Warrior” exclusively for high school seniors in which students can sit in on a class, speak with a faculty member or coach, and have lunch with a current student in addition to the typical tour and counselor meeting.

    View all our visit opportunities and schedule a visit here.

  • Stay Up-to-Date

    Lycoming students and faculty accomplish amazing things. Stay connected on our latest news and catch a glimpse at what life at Lycoming is like on our social media accounts.

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