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Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
1,600 undergraduates. 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. More than 40 undergraduate majors. 5 master’s programs and a doctorate. All in a close-knit community. 

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)



Lebanon Valley was founded on February 23, 1866, with classes beginning May 7 of that year and its first class graduating in 1870. 


Academic Programs: 40+ undergraduate majors plus self-designed majors and a range of minors, concentrations, and pre-professional options; graduate degree programs in athletic training, business administration, music education, physical therapy, science in STEM education, and speech-language pathology.


Students of every major work side-by-side with professors and peers to seek answers to the biggest questions, preparing themselves with skills and experiences that translate to success in graduate school—or anything else. Through innovative programs, generous funding, and creative thinking, LVC makes it possible for students who are interested in research to get involved.


The Center for Career Development engages students to become active participants in developing and implementing their career plans and graduate/professional school pursuits. The office plays a unique and complementary role in the overall educational experience of students by helping them acquire knowledge and skills for effective performance to enter the world of work. 

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Student services

The Lebanon Valley College Office of Admission is happy to answer your application, admission, visit, and financial aid questions.

Housing services

Students with disabilities who need to receive accommodations initiate the process with the Center for Disability Resources by identifying as a student with a disability, providing appropriate documentation, and requesting the relevant accommodations.

Library services

During summer 2016, Bishop Library underwent a dramatic renovation thanks to a generous gift from the Bishop Foundation. The reimagined space includes a greater number of collaborative group study spaces equipped with digital technology and wall surfaces for sharing and generating ideas, among other innovative changes.

Medical services

Lebanon Valley College requires all residential international students to maintain medical insurance that provides coverage in the United States. Therefore, enrollment in the Lebanon Valley College sponsored health insurance plan is automatic and the cost of the policy is included in the student’s tuition and fees invoice. 

Student Life

Campus life

Just eight miles from Hershey, Pa., and not far from Lancaster and Harrisburg, LVC is a safe and beautiful campus close to urban resources including restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

Sports facilities

The purpose of the Intramural Sports program at Lebanon Valley College is to provide healthful exercise, promote leisure education, enrich social competence, and develop group loyalty for the entire college community. All eligible students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to participate fully in the program.

Student clubs

More than 90 organizations, including music and theater groups, student newspaper, sororities and fraternities; and club and student-run organizations of almost any kind, including pre-professional, political, athletic, recreational, religious, language-focused, and service-relate groups. More than 80% of students are involved in athletics or the performing arts.


Lebanon Valley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, Pa 19104; telephone: 267-284-5000. 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States