Situated in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lycoming College is one of the fifty oldest college institutions in America. It is a private, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated with, but operating independently of, the United Methodist Church. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Currently, Lycoming College has around 1,400 full-time students, with 22 states and 12 countries represented. The college was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the top 213 National Liberal Arts Colleges, and is also considered a Tier I Liberal Arts College. The Carnegie Foundation also classified Lycoming College as a Baccalaureate Arts and Sciences College.
Lycoming College has a stellar curriculum, with 36 majors and more than 700 courses of study offered. Programs offered include Archaeology, Art, Astronomy and Physics, Communications, History, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Modern Language Studies, Music, Psychology, Religion, Sociology-Anthropology, Theatre, and many more.
Lycoming College has an extensive study abroad program, and students are encouraged to explore the opportunities available to study a full semester or academic year in another country. The college maintains affiliate arrangements with five foreign institutions for its study abroad program, including Estudio Sampere (Spain, Ecuador, Costa Rica), CUEF (France), Bamberg (Germany), Westminster (England), and Regents (England).
The Career Services office at Lycoming College exists to help students maximize their education and fulfill their potential. Career Services has various programs, events, resources, and information available to help students assess their personal goals and strengths, establish a viable career and life plan, and monitor their progress in reaching their goals. Services offered include career coaching, self-assessments, assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills preparation, assistance with internships/externships, job search tools, and more.
Around 80 percent of students at Lycoming College reside on campus. The Office of Residential Life aims to provide a safe residential environment that enhances students' academic achievement. There are nine residence halls on campus, and all residence hall buildings are equipped with a keyless card access system and card-operated laundry facilities. Residences are also provided cable TV service, VOIP phone service, wired and wireless Internet access, and other amenities. Apartment-style housing options are also available.
The Recreation Center at Lycoming College provides opportunities to combine the development of recreational and educational skills, as well as enhance wellness of body, mind, and spirit. The Recreation Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art cardiovascular fitness center, resistance strength equipment, cardio theater, multipurpose room, lockers and shower rooms, 1/8 mile suspended indoor track, sauna and steam room, bike rentals, basketball, tennis, and volleyball court area, and other amenities.
Various group fitness classes are also offered to help students not only in getting in shape, but also to enjoy and socialize in fun group settings. Classes offered include Yoga (for those who like to relieve stress and relax using slow movements and flexibility stretching) and Zumba (easy dance steps and body sculpting set to Latin and international music selections).
The United Campus Ministry oversees various aspects of spiritual development among students ay Lycoming College. They provide ecumenical services and programs, as well as numerous volunteer and community outreach opportunities, such as partnerships with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Church World Service CROP, and others. Fellowship times are held Thursday nights, as a relaxed and casual way for students to connect and enjoy fun, faith, and food. Other gatherings, retreats, and services are scheduled throughout the year.