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Donâ€™t judge a college by the cover of its brochure. Visit us. There are many ways to learn about a college. You should read brochures and visit websites. You should talk to older friends who have already been through this process. But if youâ€™re considering Lebanon Valley College, thereâ€™s just no substitute for meeting us in person. Come talk to the people who might be your peers. Come meet the professors who might teach your classes. Come explore the place that might be your home. Lebanon Valley College is a place that will help you prepare for an enjoyable, fulfilling, successful life. To that end, we will push you, but weâ€™ll also support you. We will give you many opportunities, but weâ€™ll expect you to take initiative in pursuing them. If you’re intrigued, you owe it to yourself to come have a firsthand look at LVC. We’re here to answer your questions, show you our beautiful campus, and introduce you to the incredible students and professors who make LVC such a great place to study and live. Hands-on Experiences LVC is a big family—and a busy one. Our 24 varsity sports and more than 95 clubs, societies, and organizations bring energy and spirit to our friendly, inclusive community Our students gain valuable, real-world experience by pursuing professional internships in their areas of interest, by studying abroad through semester-long and other shorter-term overseas programs in 13 countries, and by conducting original research with professors. Remarkable Community and keep things lively on our campus. Generous, Guaranteed Scholarships If you graduate among the top 30 percent of your high school class, you’ll earn an automatic scholarship to LVC— half tuition if you’re in the top 10 percent. We also offer extensive aid based on your family’s financial need. A Powerful Education Our students build a core of knowledge in their major while exploring many disciplines. They graduate prepared for their chosen field and equipped with valuable skills that enhance their lives and make them flexible, employable people. campus LVC’s 340-acre campus, situated among the rolling hills and farmlands of central Pennsylvania, provides the facilities and resources—equipped with the latest technologies—students need to pursue their intellectual and non-academic interests. You’ll find that our campus is safe, friendly, and welcoming—a lot like home, just with a few more people. And no visit to LVC is complete without a walk through our neighboring community of Annville— charming, homey, and only a short walk from campus. The former gymnasium, Lynch Memorial Hall is an elegantly renovated academic building with “smart” (technology-rich) classrooms, spacious social areas, and a popular coffee bar. Originally high-end condos, the Derickson Hall apartments are student favorites, offering vaulted ceilings, modern design, and plenty of light. The recently renovated Neidig-Garber Science Center features dedicated student/ faculty research laboratories and two new interdisciplinary centers: a biotechnology suite and a nanotechnology/ materials science laboratory. The academic center of the College, the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library offers group study rooms, a computer classroom, the Writing Center, a periodical reading room, and numerous private reading alcoves. With its comfortable benches and serene koi pond, the Peace Garden is a quiet space for studying or relaxing between classes. The Mund College Center, which recently underwent a $13.3 million expansion and renovation, features vibrant dining facilities, gathering spaces, a terrace with a fire pit on the Social Quad, and more. LVCâ€™s award-winning athletic fields are the envy of the conference. The stunning Heilman Center houses LVCâ€™s Physical Therapy Program and includes athletic training and sports medicine facilities, a wellness pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center and weight room. Designed from the ground up as a music facility, Blair Music Center provides teaching, practice, rehearsal, and high-tech recording spaces and resources. Your visit starts at the Carnegie Building, home of LVCâ€™s Office of Admission. nearby resources When visiting LVC, spend some time exploring our neighboring cities and communities, which offer ample resources for our students’ lives and learning. Nearby Hershey is a prime destination for parttime jobs, internships, and recreation. Palmyra offers shopping and fun destinations for outings with friends. Harrisburg provides students rich cultural offerings, numerous internships, and minor-league baseball. And the surrounding countryside boasts several state parks (including a section of the Appalachian Trail) and offers many options for hikers, bikers, and paddlers. 22 322 81 Harrisburg 76 81 Harrisburg Senators/Ashley Grotte (35 minutes / 28 miles) Popular destinations in Harrisburg: • Harrisburg Senators (AA baseball) • Pennsylvania State Capitol • Harrisburg Symphony Annville’s historic Allen Theatre features new-release, art, and foreign films; live bands; speakers; and other events. This 322-seat art deco landmark provides Dolby Digital EX sound and a state-of-the-art projection system. 15 Popular destinations in York: • Ski Roundtop • Gifford Pinchot State Park • Strand Capitol Performing Arts Reading 81 (1 hour / 40 miles) Popular destinations in Annville: • Kettering Corner Ice Cream Parlor • MJ’s Coffee House • Allen Theatre Annville 81 Hershey (15 minutes / 8 miles) 78 H 422 Lebanon (13 minutes / 6 miles) Palmyra (8 minutes / 4.5 miles) Popular destinations in Palmyra: • In the Net Sports • Klick Lewis Ice Arena • Palmyra Bowling Alley Popular destinations in Lebanon: • Great Escape Movie Theater • Lebanon Farmer’s Market • Lebanon Co. Rail Trail 76 Popular destinations in Hershey: • Hersheypark • GIANT Center • Hershey Theater 283 Lancaster 83 (47 minutes / 25 miles) York (1 hour / 45 miles) Baltimore (2 hours / 110 miles) Popular destinations in Lancaster: • Amish Country • Outlet Malls • Fulton Opera House Philadelphia (1.5 hours / 90 miles) visiting campus Visit. We’re even better in person. Visiting Options Individual Visit You and your family are welcome to visit us throughout the year. Monday through Friday, you can register for an individual visit, which includes a personal campus tour and an appointment with an admission counselor. It’s a good idea to bring an unofficial copy of your most recent transcript. Saturday mornings throughout the fall semester, small group presentations followed by campus tours are available at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., by appointment. To register for a visit, go to www.lvc.edu/visit. Getting Here Hartford (223 miles) New York City (150 miles) Beautiful Annville, Pennsylvania, is easy to reach. We’re just outside of Hershey, Pennsylvania, 30 minutes from Harrisburg, and just about two hours from Baltimore and Philadelphia. LVC Discovery Day LVC’s open house programs— offered in the spring, summer, and fall—give you and your family a chance to tour campus, meet professors in your area of interest, and talk to current LVC students. We’ll send you a postcard to let you know when one is coming up, or you can register for our next Discovery Day at www.lvc.edu/visit. Day at the Valley These special programs give high school seniors an opportunity to sit in on LVC classes—where they get a sense of our talented, dedicated faculty and the exciting range of learning options at Lebanon Valley. We’ll send you an invitation the fall of your senior year. Physical Therapy Major Day Students interested in pursuing physical therapy should attend a PT Major Day program, not our LVC Discovery Days. During this program, you’ll meet faculty and current PT students, as well as learn about the academic program. Campus tours will also be available. Lebanon Valley College Harrisburg (28 miles) Washington, D.C. (150 miles) Richmond (199 miles) Philadelphia (90 miles) By Air By Rail By Car Harrisburg International Airport, 30 minutes from campus Amtrack Train Station (Harrisburg), 45 minutes from campus Wherever you might be driving from, find detailed directions at www. lvc.edu/directions. lebanon valley college facts profile Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and dedicated to the liberal arts. Campus/Location 58 buildings on more than 340 acres in Annville, Pennsylvania, a town of 5,000 near the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Students 1,600 full-time undergraduates. The ratio of women to men is 54:46. Freshman Class Profile 404 students, primarily from Pennsylvania and the midAtlantic region. Seventy-eight percent were in the top 30 percent of their high school class, and the average SAT score is 1104. Faculty 103 full-time faculty members, 89 percent of whom hold Ph.D.s or terminal degrees in their field; student-faculty ratio of 12:1 and average class size of 20. Academic Programs 34 undergraduate majors plus self-designed majors and a range of minors, concentrations, and pre-professional options; graduate degree programs in physical therapy, business administration, music education, and science education. Study Abroad Programs in 13 countries, Argentina, Australia, China, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, and Spain, as well as several short-term international programs. Internships Available in every majorâ€”in Annville, Hershey, Harrisburg, and beyond. Student Life More than 95 student organizations focused on the arts, sports, media, service, culture, politics, pre-professional interests, faith, and greek life. Athletics A member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), LVC offers 24 sports. Residence Life 27 residence halls of various styles; housing guaranteed all four undergraduate years. Applying Rolling admission. We encourage completed applications by March 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring. Financial Aid and Scholarships Approximately 98 percent of students receive some form of financial assistance. LVC scholarships are guaranteed to all students in the top 30 percent of their high school class; additionally, generous need-based financial aid is available. Total financial aid awarded in the form of LVC grants and academic scholarships for 2012-2013 was $24,863,642. The average grant and scholarship package totaled $15,133. 2013-2014 Costs for residents Tuition and Fees: $35,700 Room and Board: $9,530 Total Expenses: $45,230 contact LVC 101 North College Avenue Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-1400 1-866-582-4236 email@example.com www.lvc.edu Career Services NCSDO L12127 07.13 A full range of guidance and support, including Career Connections, an online network of hundreds of LVC alumni. At Lebanon Valley College, admission decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion/creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or any trait protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and/or College policy.Â The College does not discriminate on any of the foregoing bases in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or its scholarship and loan programs. Retweet Technorati Mixx Digg Google Talk Skype MySpace SlideShareSlash Dot StumbleUpon Google Retweet Digg StumbleUpon Digg Find Us Online If you can’t make it to campus or want to start learning more about LVC right away, find us on Facebook. Also, visit GoDutchmen.com for Delicious Skype Flickr TechnoratiTwitter information about our athletic programs. Twitter Flickr FriendFeedFacebook TwitterYouTube MySpace Retweet LinkedIn StumbleUpon Mixx MySpace Flickr (We’re even better in person.) Read this brochure. If you like what you see, come visit us. 1-866-LVC-4ADM (1-866-582-4236) | firstname.lastname@example.org www.lvc.edu 101 North College Avenue Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-1400 NONPROFIT US POSTAGE PAID LEBANON, PA PERMIT NO 9