Lycoming College is a traditional, residential four-year college located in Williamsport, PA. We emphasize outstanding student achievement with an educational program that is both rigorous and supportive. The student body is 1300 strong. Although small by some standards, we emphasize undergraduate research, internships and/or study abroad experiences, which are now required for graduation. Lycoming College is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report, was recently named to the Princeton Review’s Best 382 and has been named to Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges. Lycoming College proudly boasts roots in the liberal arts and we continue to flourish over 200 years later since our founding in 1812.
With a pioneering Outdoor Leadership & Education (OLE) program, Lycoming College is blazing the trail in co-curricular experiences as well. OLE is committed to providing students with opportunities to learn and grow through intentionally-designed outdoor experiences in an adventure-filled, fun environment. By camping, hiking, rock-climbing and more, students gain valuable leadership experience by challenging themselves in new and exciting situations. Further reinforcing the commitment to extended learning experiences beyond the classroom, Lycoming’s new Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE) is an exceptional example of placing enhanced academic experiences at the core of an institution’s identity. CEAE serves as a hub for supporting faculty efforts to develop and sustain enhanced educational opportunities for the student body, with special focus on international education, student-faculty research, and community-based learning experiences such as internships.
Lycoming College, nestled in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Valley, boasts year-round outdoor excitement. Set in an urban/rural mix, Lycoming is located at the edge of downtown, making it an easy foot or bike commute to the thriving business and shopping areas. Williamsport has been ranked the sixth fastest growing small-city economy in the country — a renaissance which Lycoming is poised to leverage as one of the great liberal arts colleges of the 21st-century.