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Colleges / Lycoming College

Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%

Lycoming College Admissions

Lycoming College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Lycoming College is 75%. Last year, 3,038 students applied to Lycoming College and 2,285 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Lycoming College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Lycoming College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Lycoming College's admissions stats.

Lycoming College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 45%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6%
Waitlist Yes

Lycoming College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lycoming College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 1
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1 December 15

Want to Apply Early to Lycoming College?

Lycoming College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Lycoming College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply early to college to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Lycoming College Admissions

Is Lycoming College Difficult To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Lycoming College. Lycoming College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Lycoming College accepted 75% of students, approximately 2,285 of the 3,038 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Lycoming College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Lycoming College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Lycoming College

Lycoming College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Lycoming College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Lycoming College

What does Lycoming College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Lycoming College for more information on admission factors.

Lycoming College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Lycoming College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Lycoming College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lycoming College?

Students admitted to Lycoming College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 69% submitted a class rank. At Lycoming College 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Lycoming College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 17%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 29%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 8%
2.50 and 2.9 8%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Lycoming College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lycoming College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 45% of Lycoming College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lycoming College?

To be competitive with other Lycoming College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lycoming College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lycoming College students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lycoming College students scored 628 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

To be most competitive at Lycoming College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lycoming College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lycoming College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Lycoming College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Lycoming College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Lycoming College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Lycoming College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lycoming College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lycoming College.

Does Lycoming College accept transfer credits?

✅ Lycoming College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lycoming College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Lycoming College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Lycoming College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lycoming College?

❌ No, Lycoming College is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Lycoming College's acceptance rate?

✅ Lycoming College's acceptance rate is 75%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lycoming College?

✅ Lycoming College offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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Lycoming College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Lycoming College? Lycoming College is a somewhat selective institution. The Lycoming College acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.


Lycoming College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lycoming College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lycoming College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lycoming College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1250


Math SAT Range

523 - 610


Reading SAT Range

530 - 628

Lycoming College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lycoming College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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