Lewisburg, PA 17837

General Information

Type: Private institution
Year Founded: 1846
Religious Affilation: None
Academic Calendar: Semester
Size of Undergraduate Student Body: 3,505
Geographical Setting: Rural
Endowment: $472,070,000


Application Fee: $60
Application Deadline: January 1
Selectivity: Most selective


Tuition and Fees: $34,574
Room/Board: $7,366

Student Services

Basic Services Offered: nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial Services Offered: N/A
Counseling Services Offered: minority student, career, military, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious


Career Services Offered: on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Students That Enter the Job Market…

Within 6 Months of Graduation: 69%
Within 1 Year of Graduation: N/A
Within 2 Years of Graduation: N/A
Firms that Hire Most Graduates: Americorps, Lockheed Martin, GE, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Clark Construction Co., Turner Construction, , Northrup-Grumman, St. Paul’s Travelers, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, Lord & Taylor, KPMG, UBS, Teach for


Does the school have a library on campus? – Yes
Is it a member of a library consortia? – Yes
Number of books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents: 778,159
Number of current serial subscriptions: 4,733
Number of microforms: 4,228
Number of audiovisuals: 28,378
Number of ebooks: 42,188
Other library facilities: Irish Authors Collection, Collection of Fine Press Editions, Information Commons, plus separate Music Library and the Willard Smith Library (English Dept.)

Museums or other Special Academic Buildings on Campus: Samek Art Gallery, greenhouse, Weis Performing Arts Center, observatory, 63-acre nature site, herbarium, primate faclilty, gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer, engineering structural test lab, poetry center, photography lab, conference center, writing center, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer


Is a computer course required? – No
Is a computer required? – No
Number of available computers for all students: 568
Available internet access? – Yes
Available email accounts? – Yes
Computers available in: computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Number of available wired connections available in…

The Library (not including computer labs): 15
Classrooms: 195
Labs: 43
Other areas: 10

Is there a wireless network? – Yes
Where is wireless available? – in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Wireless simultaneous connection capacity: 5,000

Recommended operating system: Microsoft
Percentage of hosting units owned by college for internet access: 100%
Are students permitted to have webpages? – Yes
Is there online registration? – Yes


Campus Safety Services Offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life Overview

Percentage of undergrads that live in college-owned housing: 88%
Percentage of Male Undergrads Living in Fraternities: 37%
Percentage of Female Undergrads Living in Sororities: 39%
Percentage of students on campus on weekends: 85%

College Housing

Does the school offer students housing? – Yes
Percentage of students living in college-owned housing: 88%
Housing available for all unmarried students? – Yes
If on-campus housing is unavailable, does school provide assistance? – No
Available types of campus housing: coed dorms (66%), women’s dorms (1%), sorority housing (3%), fraternity housing (9%), apartment for single students (17%), special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students (1%), other housing options (1%)

Percentage of college-owned housing units that are…

Singles: 57%
Doubles: 40%
Triples or Suites: 3%
Apartments: N/A
Other: 0%

Number of college-owned housing buildings: 30

Percentage of college-owned housing units that have…

A sprinkler system: 73%
Fire alarms: 97%
Wired high-speed internet access: 100%

Campus Size: 445 acres

Transportation (distances in miles)

Nearest airport(s): Harrisburg, PA (70), Williamsport, PA (30)
Nearest train station: Harrisburg, PA (60)
Nearest bus station: Lewisburg, PA (1)
Does public transportation serve campus? – No
Are all students allowed to have cars on campus? – No
Percentage of students with cars on campus: 40%

Student Employment

Is there school employment? – Yes
Percent of undergraduates that worked on campus in 2005-2006: – 45%
Average undergraduate wage: 1,650
Are freshmen discouraged from working their first term? – No

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Army ROTC: Offered on campus
Navy ROTC Not offered
Air Force ROTC: Not offered

Rules and Regulations

Is legal alcohol permitted on campus? – Yes
Other policies: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited


Most popular events: Chrysalis Ball, Candlelight Service, Homecoming, Spring Greek Weekend, Parents Weekend.