Lycoming By the Numbers
1400 students from 30 states and 12 foreign nations make Lycoming their home. 1200 live in 9 residence halls and 20 apartment units. There is 1 professor to burn the midnight oil for every 14 students. There are 90 full-time "burners" who teach 3 courses each semester to an average class size of just 18. 94% of the professors have a Ph.D. or the highest degree offered in their field.
Our born-on date is 1812, which makes us one of the 50 oldest colleges in America. Over 50% of the freshman class graduate from the top 20% of their high school class. The average GPA of incoming freshmen is 3.2. 1080 is the average SAT (critical reading and math) of incoming freshman but the middle range of scores is from 950-1200. There are 3500 colleges and universities in America. U.S. News & World Report lists Lycoming as a Tier 1 institution and ranks the College 12th in the nation among liberal arts and sciences institutions in graduation rate when comparing actual and predicted graduation rate. Forbes.com lists Lycoming among the top 20% of the nation's undergraduate colleges.
At Lycoming, you can choose from over 700 courses in 36 majors. You can read 187,722 books in our library or over 1,200 periodicals. 8 minutes is the amount of time it takes to brush (teeth, hair) and get from the freshman residence halls to your 8 AM class. You can study 16 hours a day at the library or eat 12 hours a day in the dining hall. The cost to attend Lycoming is $41,516, which is less than most Central PA private colleges. This figure includes tuition/fees, room and board. Add approximately $800 for books. Over 95% of students receive financial aid. The endowment is over $175 million. 86% of incoming freshmen return as sophomores. 70% will graduate. 98% will find jobs or enter grad school within 6 months of graduation.