Lycoming College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Lycoming College

Lycoming College is a private liberal arts institution situated in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The institution has a large selection of 35 undergraduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are supported by a robust 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s over 50 clubs and organizations. The Lycoming Warriors play in the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Conference, the Middle Atlantic Conference, and the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,142 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male/53% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,626
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $13,008
  • Other Expenses: $2,072
  • Total Cost: $57,906

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $30,921
    • Loans: $7,314

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Overview of Lycoming College Admissions

Lycoming College has an acceptance rate of 66%, making it a largely accessible school. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • Lycoming College Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 510/600
    • SAT Math: 500/598
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 19/24
    • ACT English: 18/25
    • ACT Math: 17/24

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Lycoming College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Lycoming College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University East Bay

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Lycoming College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Old Dominion University, Georgia State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Lycoming College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, University of Texas at Arlington, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach

Applying to Lycoming College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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