Who We Are

Lycoming College is a place where you can think deeply and act boldly in preparation for a career of significance and a life of meaning. Founded in 1812, we are among the nation’s oldest liberal arts and sciences institutions, but we provide a cutting-edge, 21st-century focused education that immerses you in experiential learning opportunities like internships, fieldwork, research, and global study.

Visit our website: www.lycoming.edu


With more than 100 majors and minors, Lycoming allows you to craft a customized, cross-disciplinary, and market-driven program tailored to your unique interests and career goals. As an undergraduate institution with 1200 students and a student to faculty ratio of just 12:1, Lycoming gives you access to nationally recognized faculty and advanced equipment from day one. Professors are both scholars in their fields as well as mentors and regularly include students in their personal research projects. Small class sizes foster workshops, hands-on labs, and discussion-based learning. Professors know you by name and might even invite you to their home for dinner.

Unique to Lycoming is our Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences, which acts as a gateway for subject-specific career advising, pre-professional/graduate school guidance, and experiential learning opportunities on a local, national, and global stage. Additionally, our hallmark Outdoor Leadership & Education (OLE) program gives you the opportunity to learn and gain valuable leadership skills through intentionally designed outdoor experiences including camping, hiking, rock-climbing, and more. 

Campus Life

On campus, our already tight-knit community is strengthened through a variety of clubs and organizations—more than 80, to be exact! Don’t see one that’s right for you? Start one. We also have 17 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports teams and a variety of intramural sports. It is often said that at Lycoming, it’s not a matter of if you’ll get involved, but how much.       

Applying to Lycoming

At Lycoming, we evaluate you on more than just your academic record. We take your talents, interests, and career goals into consideration too. Show us who you are. We want to get to know you—as a student and a person. Not confident in your test scores? Lycoming offers a Test Optional Choice for students who fall in the top half of their class; just submit two graded writing samples in place of the SAT or ACT.

Learn more about our application requirements.


Early Decision (binding): Nov. 15
(Notified by Dec. 1)

Early Action: Dec. 1
(Notified by Dec. 15)

Regular (Rolling) Decision: Starts December 16
(Notifications begin Jan. 1 & continue every 15th of the month)

Financial Aid

With an endowment among the highest per student in the country, Lycoming is dedicated to helping motivated students financially attain their personal and professional goals. In fact, 100% of our students receive some form of financial aid. From academic scholarships and grants to other forms of support, we strive to give you the best financial aid package possible. All applicants are automatically considered for our academic scholarships, while talent and special interest scholarships may require a portfolio review, audition, or essay.

Learn more about financial aid.

Come Visit!

The best way to experience life at Lyco is to come for a visit! Whether you’d like to tour our park-like campus with other prospective students during an open house event or experience a personalized Day in the Life of a Warrior where you can sit in on classes and stay overnight, our visiting options put you at the center of the action! Schedule a visit with us.

Can’t get to campus? Can’t wait for your visit? Check out our virtual tour.

Why Williamsport? 

As much as we like to tell students Why Lycoming, we have just as much fun answering the question, Why Williamsport? Nestled in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Valley, Williamsport boasts year-round entertainment and outdoor excitement. Set in an urban/rural mix, Lycoming is located at the edge of downtown Williamsport, making it an easy foot or bike commute to the thriving business and shopping areas, while scenic outdoor adventures lie just beyond the horizon.