Annville, PA
Lebanon Valley College


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Recent Reviews

Megan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I heard about and applied to this school because I heard that the music program was really good and that it was a very well t...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I heard about and applied to this school because I heard that the music program was really good and that it was a very well thought of school. Since acedemics are so important, having a degree at this school is beneficial when looking for a job.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's a small community based campus with only about 1700 students total. It's very focused on acedemics and provides scholarships for students depending on their class rank. The top 10% can get half off tutition, top 20% a third off tutition and top 30% a quarter off tuition. It's easy to get to know any professors you have because the class sizes are small and the professors are almost always willing to help you if you are having any problems.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would suggest that the students visit the college. Reading about it or seeing it on a brochure is not the same as actually visiting the campus and experiencing it for yourself. It's also important to see the community around the campus and to determine whether or not this is where you want to spend a major part of your life. Knowing the size school you would prefer and whether it offers programs and majors that you are interested in is beneficila in determining where you will go.

Amanda
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Lebanon Valley College has trong academic values and has a very friendly setting.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Lebanon Valley College has trong academic values and has a very friendly setting.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are always willing to help others, are polite, and respect the opinion of others.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When applying to colleges, I found that it was very helpful to go visit the campuses. Before coming to Lebanon Valley College for a tour, I was convinced that I wanted to go to a different college. However, as soon as I visited some of the classes at LVC and had a chance to experience the environment that it had to offer, I knew this was where I wanted to go. My other advise would be to make sure that college is what you really want to do. Do not decided to attend college because all of your friends are going to college. College can be a great investment if you come to college to excel in your profesional field.

Amanda
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

LVC is small, friendly, and a close knit community

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

LVC is small, friendly, and a close knit community

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is a crucial point in a student?s life ? it?s when you figure out who you are and who you want to be. Choosing the right school means finding a place that will help you in this process both in and out of the classroom. Find a school that offers academic programs and extracurricular activities that you are already interested in as well as ones that you think you might want to try. Get involved and experience new things ? you might discover a new passion. College gives you the opportunity to reinvent yourself. No one there will know who you were in high school, so it?s the perfect chance to become friendlier, more outgoing, more studious, or whatever else you have always wanted to be. Get out and meet people. The friends you meet in college play a huge role in your life. They will be the people you live with, eat with, and spend most of your time with. It might take a few weeks to find that group of people, but if you make an effort it will happen!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who thrive in big city environments

Travis
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the college before commiting to the one. My visit to this campus allowed me to make the choice to go this college.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the college before commiting to the one. My visit to this campus allowed me to make the choice to go this college.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There are no huge parties and the food on the weekends is really bad

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who enjoys a smaller campus with small class sizes and wants to make good friends that they will have the rest of their lives.

Nick
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The music program at Lebanon Valley College is the best known program we have at the school. We have a very large and histor...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The music program at Lebanon Valley College is the best known program we have at the school. We have a very large and historic marching band and a variety of different music majors for interested students to choose from. Our music teachers are known throughout the discipline and also at a local level for their work and achievements in the field. Many students come to Lebanon Valley specifically for the high quality of the music program. A large percentage of students at the campus sing or play an instrument, even those who are not music majors.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Lebanon Valley?s campus is really a community of itself. There are two parts to the campus, the athletic facilities and the academic/residential facilities; separated by a set of railroad tracks. The athletic fields are state of the art and the school has received awards for having some of the best in the nation. The academic and residential facilities are a mix of older buildings and new ones. All of the buildings are located within short walking distance and the campus makes up its own community, helping to keep students relatively safe.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is important that you look for an institution that is going to fulfill your needs physically, educationally and socially. When searching for potential colleges, you cannot simply look at one of these three areas; you should look for a school where you feel comfortable in all three. Parents will likely view the academic quality of potential schools as most important. If a student has an idea of what field they want to enter or what they want to major in, does the potential school have that program and if so, what is the quality of the program? Does the school help get their graduates jobs after college? For athletes, if you think you are going to play a sport, will you still be happy at the school if you suffer an injury that ends your career? Being comfortable socially is paramount for the student, if they do not feel comfortable, they likely will not succeed. Do you see yourself fitting in with the current student population? Does this school give you feelings of warmth and compassion for one another, or are people simply looking out for themselves? These are some of the key issues when beginning the college search.

Erin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

This is it, folks, the time of your life! The most important thing students and parents can do to make the best college se...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

This is it, folks, the time of your life! The most important thing students and parents can do to make the best college selection is to visit, visit, visit. Getting a feel for how parents and students see themselves as a part of the community they've just entered will tell you more than any figures about demographics, financial aid, job rates or awards the school has won. Be your own judge, and use your gut. Sitting in on a class with current students gives you the idea of course load, student participation, class sizes, professor interaction, student dynamics and much more. These guides will help you make the right choice for you. However, once mom and dad leave for good it is up to YOU, the student to make the most of your college career. Get involved! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to do things you've never done before. DON'T Stay in your room. There are so many people and experiences that are waiting to meet you. But most importantly, be true to yourself. Use the college experience to add and evolve the person you are inside. Work hard and own what you do.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known exactly what I wanted to have a career in.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who does not care about learning and just wants to party.

Brittany
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you visit the campus before you make your decision! Meet with some students and get a well-rounded opinion of where...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you visit the campus before you make your decision! Meet with some students and get a well-rounded opinion of where you'll be spending at least 4 years of your life, (and a lot of money!) Then, once you've found your match, get out and meet people! Cliques are for high school, don't hesitate to make new friends of all "shapes and sizes". It's the last step before the real world, make the most of it!

What kind of person should attend this school?

A studious individual, not afraid of getting to know people.

Megan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I believe that researching and visiting the schools that you are considering is very important. A brouchure can only give you...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I believe that researching and visiting the schools that you are considering is very important. A brouchure can only give you so much information so it is important to take advantage of any chance you have to further evaluate the college. I have listened to many stories from my peers who did not visit the school they were attending and found out later that it was not exactly what they were looking for. It is obvious that academics are an important part of selecting a good college. After considering those possibilities I would stress that it is also important to look at the atmosphere. Is it one that will encourage you in your studies and not distract you? Is it one that allows you time for outside events such as sports, music and any other activities that you enjoy? Your outside life at college is often what makes the experience the most rewarding. I chose my college because it was the size I wanted, it offered me great scholarships and the music program was said to be one of the best in the area. What makes it great is the people I've met and the friendships I've formed.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the small campus atmosphere. Almost all of the professors I've had so far make themselves available to you if you need help. Out of all the professors I've had so far, there is only one that I really disliked and she is no longer at LVC. The atmosphere at LVC is defintely one of a community or family of people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

It is definitely a small school so if you are looking for a large campus atmosphere, you won't find it here. If you like small campuses I think it is a great college. The campus can be a little dead on the weekends but there is usually something going on to keep people there.

Emily
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First and foremost, I would advise parents and students to consider--at least on paper--all schools that fit their general cr...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First and foremost, I would advise parents and students to consider--at least on paper--all schools that fit their general criteria, even if the student thinks 'oh, I don't want to go there because my friend didn't like it," or something to a similar effect. Once a student actually looks at all the little things about a school, such as course listings or study-abroad programs, a school that seemed like a possible dud may become a gem. It is also for parents and students to remember that a choice is not binding--if students are unhappy, they should give the school a decent chance and not be afraid to transfer if they simply do not fit. When it comes to enjoying college, though, it is crucial to have a social life. This does not need to include drinking--a student who is willing to join activities and clubs on campus will find plenty of non-alcoholic social outlets. While the first semester may be rough, many students find that their experience improves over the course of the entire year. College is an amazing experience--and for the price, it ought to be nothing less.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

While I generally adore Lebanon Valley, I do feel that it can be a bit out-of-the-way sometimes. The school tries their very best to make things fun for students by planning lots of trips and getting entertainment acts to come to campus, but LVC really is in a small town in the middle of farm country. While the on-campus life is great most of the time, when you want to do something different, say go to a club in a city, it is at least a half-hour drive. Luckily, students are allowed to have cars.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who need a constant nightlife around them should not go to this school. While you can drive to one of the four cities that fall within an hour of the school, it requires a bit of a trip. If you want to be able to walk to clubs, bookstores, multiple bars and other entertainment venues, you won't be able to. The town does have several bars and a very nice one-screen movie theatre, however it is not for the person who desires the constant hustle and bustle of the city.

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