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The Princeton Review names Lycoming College to national list: Best 384 Colleges

The Princeton Review names Lycoming College to national list: Best 384 Colleges

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Lycoming College has once again been recognized as a top national undergraduate institution by The Princeton Review, who selected Lycoming College for inclusion in its “Best 384 Colleges” 2019 edition. This is the second consecutive year that Lycoming has been named a “best college” by the college admissions resource.

The Princeton Review’s Best 384 Colleges rankings are based on surveys of 138,000 students at 384 top colleges that include a wide representation of students by region, size, selectivity, and character. The book includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories. In this year’s survey, Lycoming students cited wide availability of internships, great financial aid, a campus that is easy to get around, and happy students, all as reasons to shortlist the liberal arts and sciences school in college searches.

“Lycoming has undergone a transformation in recent years that helped to solidify our commitment to undergraduate mentorship and experiential learning, as well as our dedication to teaching leadership qualities to aspiring scholars. All of this is evidenced by our recognition in the Best 384 Colleges listing,” said Mike Konopski, vice president of enrollment management at Lycoming College. “Further proof of the College’s commitment to preparing students for the future can be seen in the addition of new fields of study on campus. The addition of a biochemistry major helps prepare students to work at the forefront of pharmaceutical medicine, and an innovative new minor in entrepreneurship can be combined with any major or students who are pursuing their passions in unique ways.”

Students said that Lycoming College is a school that allows all students to “realize [their] potential” and that “small class sizes” guarantee professors will “know you by name.” Additionally, they said opportunities for involvement on campus are plentiful, such as student senate, volunteerism and social activities, as well as cultural and employment opportunities.

Lycoming recruits from the full mosaic of America, with the three most recent entering classes including more than 30 percent domestic students of color; greater geographic diversity, with half of all students hailing from outside of Pennsylvania; and a growing international student body — all contributing to the College’s potential to expose students to the breadth of human knowledge and experiences and to change lives.

“This is a well-deserved accolade, and one that will help ambitious young people discover the life-changing nature of Lycoming College as they embark on the next chapter of their lives,” said Konopski.

The Princeton Review, in addition to the Best 384 Colleges, recognized Lycoming on its 2019 Best Colleges Region by Region as one of the best Northeastern institutions. The annual listing calls out schools that are considered academically outstanding and “well worth consideration” in college searches.

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