Lycoming College

Lycoming College

Lycoming College, located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1812. The college was ranked among the top 217 liberal arts colleges in America by the US News and World report and the John Templeton Foundation has also included the college among 134 institutions on the Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges. The college has over 40 study programs from which to choose.

The athletics department of Lycoming College fields teams for a number of intercollegiate sports. The teams, nicknamed the Warriors, participate in basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, swimming and tennis. The college offers financial aid in the form of scholarship programs such as the Trustee Scholarship, the Dean's Scholarship and the Departmental Scholarship.

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Lycoming College
700 College Place
Williamsport , PA 17701-5192
General Phone: (570) 321-4000

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Lycoming Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts83area studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, classical studies, interdisciplinary studies, economics, econometrics, ...
Science54biology, astronomy, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling49psychology
Business and Management48business management, accounting, business communications, managerial economics, international business
Security and Law Enforcement33criminology
Art Studies24art studies
Media12communication studies, digital communications
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Mathematics5mathematics, applied mathematics courses
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Fine Arts1art history and criticism, sculpture
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for Lycoming in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree33138

Lycoming Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lycoming had a total enrollment of 1,429 students (1,485 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 93%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 42%
20-21 42%
22-24 14%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey13%
New York8%
West Virginia1%

Lycoming Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %

Lycoming Room and Board (2007)

Lycoming offers campus housing for 1,247 of its 1,485 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Williamsport, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lycoming Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470580
SAT Math470580
SAT Writing460570
ACT Composite2027

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT20%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lycoming Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,764
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,764
Room and board $ 7,672
Room charge $ 3,914
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,758
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,851

Financial Aid:
Lycoming participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 329300)

Lycoming Faculty

Lycoming has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track139
Non-tenured and not on tenure track64

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$78,6395$70,190
Associate professoracademic year9$67,7306$58,653
Assistant professoracademic year24$51,15717$51,179
Instructoracademic year3$38,7233$43,792
All faculty totalacademic year51$61,43331$54,977

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lycoming Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Basketball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Track Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

Lycoming Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
American History (United States)
Area Studies, Other
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European History
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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