Lycoming College President: James E. Douthat.
Lycoming College welcomes the Class of 2016. Our new students
hail from 19 states and six foreign countries, including 11 students from
Vietnam. The class boasts SAT scores well above national and state average; 57
of the new students received invitations to Lycoming's Scholars Program and 22
are high school valedictorians or salutatorians. Though their academic
interests are diverse, many students plan to pursue study in the College's
archaeology, biology, business, criminal justice, education and psychology
programs. The class will see the highest number of students planning to pursue
majors in astronomy, physics and chemistry when compared to previously enrolled
classes. Outside the classroom, one out of three students plan to participate
in varsity athletics and one out of four plans to participate in College's
music and theatre ensembles.
As we begin the 2012-13 academic year, Lycoming finds itself
with the strongest financial foundation, the finest facilities, the highest
credentialed faculty and best-prepared student body in the school's 200 year history.
I am particularly proud that Lycoming has continued to follow
the traditional liberal arts and sciences model that is characterized by small
classes taught by full-time senior faculty. Most educators would agree that
such a structure creates the best educational delivery system in higher
education. Over 90% of our classes are taught by full-time permanent faculty
members, a statistic few colleges and universities can claim. Lycoming's 14:1
student-faculty ratio is established with very few part-time or non-permanent
faculty and no graduate students as instructors.
Lycoming College is ranked as a Tier 1 national liberal arts
college by US News & World Report. In addition, the College is listed as
one of the 300 "Best Buys" in the nation by Barron's, one of 400
colleges in Thomson Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges, one of "The
Best Northeastern Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and as one of 240
Colleges of Distinction, a guide which recognize institutions with
"engaged students, great teaching, a vibrant community, and successful
outcomes." In addition to such fine academic assessments, we are proud
that Lycoming is one of only 90 colleges and universities nationwide to have
earned an "A" rating from Standard and Poor's -- a testament to
Lycoming College's stable financial foundation from which the academic and
extracurricular activities are created.
Thank you for visiting Lycoming. Alumni of the College should be
sure to visit our alumni homepage.
Shop online in our campus store
or catch up on Lycoming's 17 NCAA Division III sports scores.
Prospective students may want to take a virtual tour of our
campus, consult our upcoming events calendar,
meet our faculty and students, and
visit our library or any of our academic or administrative departments. And while this
cyberspace visit may be a virtual one, please know that our welcome is very
real. We hope soon to be able to greet you in Williamsport.
James E. Douthat
14th President of Lycoming College