Lycoming College
Williamsport, PA, USA

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Lycoming College
3.98 Average Rating

Jonath from Mifflinburg, PA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The faculty at Lycoming College really want you to learn and to succeed in class. They are all open to questions and are willing to do whatever it takes to help you.
Am enjoying being here
Though, Lycoming College is a small college it offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations to participate in. Moreover, the professors create a desire in you to learn more and enjoy going to class.
Bang for the buck
Lycoming College is a private institution so it is more expensive than most public schools. However, the education and experiences which you gain from attending and graduating from here is certainly worth the extra money. They also have a great placement rate after graduation.
Tips for prospective students
When looking for a college or university, size and dynamics of the faculty are extremely important. At some schools, the professors don't interact much with their students and some schools have very interactive professors. Generally, the smaller the school the more personal a professor will be.
Great for these types of students
Lycoming College is a great choice for students who are looking for a small school in a small city which offers a lot of cultural activities. It also is great for students who want small class sizes and want their professors to know you by name.
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Deborah from Bristol, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lycoming College makes me, and every other student I've spoken with, feel at home. Everyone is extremely friendly. The staff go out of their way to assist the students of Lycoming in any way possible.
Tips for prospective students
- Know what size school you're looking for. Lycoming College is a small liberal arts college, and if that isn't for you, make sure you're aware of that.
- Talk to the staff and ask questions. I was here for an open house and asked a random staff member a question. He didn't know the answer so stood in front of me and made a couple phone calls to find the answer. They're very on top of helping in any way possible, while other schools lack in that respect.
- Distance and placement. Do you want to be close to home, or as far as possible from it? Also, take into consideration whether the school is in a rural, suburban, or urban area. Another thing to think about it where it is based on climate. Lycoming College is in Appalachian Mountain area, so naturally it gets cold and a friend of mine transferred because of this.
Academic Rigor
You need to take 16 credits to be considered a full-time student. Most courses are 4 credits. At this school, 4 credit courses require a lot more work, including papers and tests. It's tough, but in the end it will be completely worth it!
Dorm Life
I lucked out and have the best RA! She is always coming up with fun activities and group outings for the girls on my floor. But every RA here does this, so I'm just biased! The rooms are a decent size and so are the showers (which is a definite plus considering they're community showers!).
Food and Dining
The main dining hall has many stations, giving us so many options for each meal! We also have what's called flex dollars. This is money on your student account that you can spend at the other food places on campus, such as Cafe 1812 (which sells Starbucks products!), Jack's Corner (they have the BEST chicken fingers!), and the smoothie bar.
What to do for fun
As I've already said, the RA's do a good job at conducting activities for your floor. There is also the Campus Activities Board, which brainstorms things for students to do. Each semester there is a trip to see a Broadway show completely free, they have movies in one of the lecture rooms every weekend, and many other really cool things! The gym also has intramural sports for every season for students that are not on the school teams.
Bang for the buck
There are tutor services on campus for every subject that is free to students. Also, there is a center that will check and correct papers for you free of charge. There are multiple computer labs on campus, so there is always somewhere on campus to go if you need one. We also have IT services, which assists with any technical problems you may be having for free. The newly renovated gym is free to use. They also rent out bikes, if you're bored and want to go for a ride.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
One of the professors trained her adorable collies to run onto the field, grab the kick-off stand, and bring it back to the sideline. This is done at every home game. Also, there is a bell on the upper level of the quad said to contain good luck, so when students have a tough test you can see them go up and touch the bell before heading to class.
Great for these types of students
Great for diligent students who are looking for a school that will challenge them, but also be willing to help in any way. Also a good match for students who want a small school.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs and activities on campus I can't even remember them all! And if the school does not have the club you are interested in joining, it's really simple to start it yourself!
Greek Life
Personally I am not interested in Greek life, so I don't know much about it. But I do know that there are A LOT of groups on campus. There is entire dorm building on campus and each section is for a different sorority/fraternity. There are some in a separate building, and many off campus in their own houses.
Campus Safety
The safety and security office is in the center of campus. The security roam campus 24 hours a day. If you are alone at night and don't feel comfortable walking back to your dorm, they encourage you to call security and they'll escort you back. Also, if you work off campus and get off late at night and don't feel comfortable walking back alone, they'll come pick you up in the campus security SUV.
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Angelique from Robesonia, PA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
After visiting and researching academic development, achievements, and graduation rates compared to other similar colleges and universities it was an easy decision to make.The staff, the faculty, and students who participated in the process of enrollment and orientation were incredibly friendly, informative, and did everything in their power to make you feel as you already belonged. They answered all our questions with courtesy and patience.
Tips for prospective students
This school is an excellent choice for those students who are looking to have access to a personalized teaching method created to help all students. It is situated in a quite, familiar setting, with faculty members and students who are willing to go out of their way to help you in any way possible. You are made to feel welcome. Since you have to consider the fact that this will be you home away from home it is comforting to know that you will not feel like just another student. Their curriculum, lab equipment, administration, staff, teachers, and students work as a unit. A well coordinated unit. I visited many colleges and universities before I made my decision, it was not easy to do. My greatest advice is to actually go to the prospective colleges and universities in person. This way you can see if your are comfortable with all aspects of where you will be studying and living for the next four years.
Academic Rigor
The faculty, staff, and the students can give you incredibly valuable information. The students are more than willing to share their academic choices, and the results of those choices. The faculty is willing to sit with you and work out different scenarios, while leaving you with the peace of mind that the first year you won't be forced to make any concrete choices on your majors since many students change their choices as time progresses. They work with you in forming a personalized game plan that will ultimately lead you on the way when you do make that very important decision. There is no pressure on the freshman who have enough just to be able to acclimate to this new environment. They will be there to help you every step of the way.
Dorm Life
Freshman share the dorm rooms with one other freshman. You are not left alone. There are one to two other girls in charge of nightly check in. They are always there for you if you have any problems.
Food and Dining
Freshman have carte blanc the first year. The variety and quality of the food was quite fresh and delicious. They have a family based company who take care of all the necessities, as well as two trained chefs on staff.
What to do for fun
They have swimming, sports, and a gym. Once a year they hold a concert. There are also supervised parties. The town of Williamsport is a small quaint town with many activities to do such as movie theaters, river rides, and restaurants to name a few.
Bang for the buck
They are building and expanding the campus as we speak. Their science department has the latest state of the art equipment. You also have the many different option to apply for work at the college campus.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
They have many clubs, and organizations you can join. They also have a volunteer program that sounds phenomenal.
Great for these types of students
Students that want to be able to live independently away from home, but want a campus that feels like your part of a family unit. It is a personalized environment. They are very supportive and they will remember you by name. You won't be just another student. You can have the best of both worlds. You can have fun while learning invaluable, quality academics that will lead you to achieve your dreams.
Clubs and Activities
Too many to list and name. The even more amazing part of it all is that if you don't find one that suits you, you can apply to make you own.
Campus Safety
Security is in place at all times, and hours. Both at the dorms, campus, parking lots, and surrounding areas. They are on patrol and you can call them even if you arrive late to accompany you to your dorm.
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Stephanie from Mc Connellsburg, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors here at Lycoming are AMAZING, well, for the most part. No matter what college you pick, there are going to be those few professors that you dislike, but for the most part, here at Lyco, they are awesome. They make class interesting and fun and the time goes by quickly.
Am enjoying being here
I would not change my decision to come to Lyco for the world. It's a small school, so you know the majority of people on campus. Everywhere you go, you can pretty much count on finding someone to say hi to, someone to eat in the caf with, or someone to ask for help. It really is like a little community, and, as cliche as it sounds, I felt like I belonged here from the moment I stepped on campus.
Bang for the buck
It may be expensive, but there are so many scholarships, that the price becomes comparable to state schools. Lycoming is a private, liberal arts college, so you are getting a great education. Don't let the sticker-shock deter you from applying because Financial Aid is always willing to work with students to make it affordable.
Tips for prospective students
Visit. Once you visit the campus, you will know once and for all whether the small campus is right for you. Also, don't be afraid of not knowing anyone at a certain activity. If you're interested in a club, go for it. Chances are you will have about 20 new friends after you join.
Great for these types of students
Business Administration or Archeaology interested majors. People who want the community feel.
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