Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

fast facts

founded
1812
location
williamsport, pa.
type
private residential four-year liberal arts and sciences undergraduate college
campus size
main campus: 60 acres
lycoming biology field station: 110 acres
affiliations
accreditation: middle states commission on higher education
religious: united methodist church
athletics: ncaa division iii
leadership
stanley w. sloter ’80, chair of the board of trustees
kent c. trachte, ph.d., president
financials
endowment: $207 million
$31 million awarded annually in aid
100 percent of students receive scholarships or financial aid
total direct cost (2019-20 incoming students): $53,904
curriculum
43 majors, 66 minors
top majors: psychology, business, criminal justice, biology, history, accounting/finance, communications, political science, art, economics, music, astrophysics
27+ study abroad locations
student profile
approximately 1200 full-time (representing 29 states and territories and 17 countries)
52 percent women, 48 percent men
87 percent of students live on campus
faculty profile
88 full-time
97 percent hold a ph.d., or the highest degree in their field
12:1 student/faculty ratio
college colors
blue and gold
athletics program
nickname: warriors
middle atlantic conference (mac)
17 men’s and women’s sports teams
alumni of record
15,951
residence halls
9

lycoming notable rankings:

  • one of the 50 oldest colleges in the united states
  • Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate Arts & Sciences College
  • ranked no. 117 on the u.s. news & World Report national liberal arts colleges list, and no. 25 on the u.s. news social mobility national liberal arts colleges list
  • 2016 great colleges to work for, the chronicle of higher education
  • recognized as one of "the best 385 colleges" for undergraduate education by the princeton review
  • one of a handful of pa colleges of distinction, with special recognitions in business administration, education, and career development
  • named a "top roi college" by forbes
  • ranked no. 100 in the washington monthly liberal arts rankings