U.S. colleges and universities “most likely to land a job” with a 96.185% job placement rate for 2018. The listings are based on the College Scorecard Data, which analyzed job placement ratings at year ten after students have graduated.
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.
Study Abroad: Programs in 10 countries, including Argentina, China, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, and Spain, as well as several short-term programs.
Off-campus Programs: Study/internship semesters in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Career Development: A full range of guidance and support is provided starting in your first year through our experts in the Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success.
Internships: Available in every major—in Annville, Hershey, Harrisburg, and beyond.
Student Life: 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.
Residential Life: 27 residence halls of various styles; housing guaranteed for all four undergraduate years.
Athletics: A member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), and National Association of Collegiate Esports. The College offers 13 women's, 12 men's, and one co-ed varsity athletic programs.
After LVC: Lebanon Valley College was listed #1 among all U.S. colleges and universities and #1 in Pennsylvania, with a 96.185% placement rate for 2018. The listings are based on the College Scorecard Data, which analyzed job placement ratings at year ten after students have graduated.
U.S. News & World Report—2019 Edition of “America’s Best Colleges”
#15—“Best Value Schools” (Regional Universities, North): This ranking is based on a calculation that takes into account a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2019 U.S. News ranking, and the 2017–2018 net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the result is for students.
#24—Best Regional Universities (North)
U.S. News & World Report also continued to place Lebanon Valley College highly in several other areas important to prospective students and their families. LVC was in the top 10% nationally among all 644 Regional Universities in
*Actual Graduation Rate (top 8%)
*Percentage of Freshmen in Top 25% of High School Class (top 13%)
*Average First-Year Retention Rate (top 15%)
*Average Alumni Giving Rate (top 8%).
Princeton Review—"Guide to 399 Green Colleges 2018" and Princeton Review—2019 Best Regional Colleges
Lebanon Valley College has been featured as one of the top environmentally sustainable colleges in the country in the Princeton Review’s 2018 “Guide to 399 Green Colleges.” The Princeton Review chose the schools for this eighth annual edition of its "green guide" based on data from the company's 2017-2018 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability.
For the 17th consecutive year, Lebanon Valley College was named a “Best Regional College” by The Princeton Review. The rankings are based on surveys of more than 100,000 at the colleges in the Review in 2017–2018 and/or the previous two school years. The survey asks students 80 questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body, and themselves. The ranking methodology uses a five-point Likert scale to convert qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for school-to-school comparisons.
Money—2018 Money’s Best Colleges for Your Money and 2018-2019 Best Colleges
Only in Your State
#1—10 Most Underrated Towns in Pennsylvania You Should Check out
Forbes—2018 America’s Top Colleges
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2019
Washington Monthly—2018 Top Master's Universities
Top Third Overall
#10—Bachelor's to Ph.D.
The Economist's College Rankings
Lebanon Valley College ranked among the top 10 percent of colleges included in The Economist's first-ever college rankings. The rankings are based on the economic value of a school equal to the gap between how much money its students subsequently earn, and how much they might have made had they studied elsewhere.
Colleges of Distinction
Lebanon Valley College is listed on the national Colleges of Distinction 2018-2019 list and received special distinction for Business and Education.
College Consensus—Best Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania 2018