Lebanon Valley College
About Lebanon Valley College
Lebanon Valley College is a small, liberal arts college located on 300 acres in Annville, Pennsylvania. The college serves approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, attending both full time and part time. Annville is a small town with a population of around 4,500 in southeastern Pennsylvania, forty minutes east of Harrisburg and eight miles east of Hershey. The Lebanon Valley area offers many interesting nopportunities for recreation, shopping, and entertainment. The Hersheypark amusement park has rides, shops, and a zoo, while Chocolate World is a factory showcasing the development of the Hershey chocolate company. The Indian Echo Caverns are natural underground caves with opportunities for geological exploration and interesting walks. Quittie Park on the banks of the Quittapahilla Creek offers students a place to relax outdoors. The Allen Theatre and Hershey Theater offer night time entertainment for students and vistitors.
The art department Lebanon Valley College offers both a major and a minor program in art and art history. The program emphasizes the cultural and historical context of art, dialogue between faculty and students, and hands-on learning with works of art. Students majoring in art and art history may choose to concentrate in art history, art studio, pre-architecture, or digital media studies. When focusing on digital media, students learn the latest technologies used in design and work in conjunction with the school's digital communications department.
The digital communications department teaches students to use creativity and digital technologies to communicate ideas. Students are typically taught to design multimedia and web projects, design larger projects, choose the best media for a project, use a variety of media to solve problems, and prepare for a future career. Digital communications majors can choose to concentrate on design and learn to design web sites, drawing, photography, sculpture, and printmaking.
The financial aid office assists students with financing their tuition costs. Students can choose from loans, grants, and part-time work, all based on need. For those not eligible for need-based loans and grants, different financing options are available for paying tuition. Lebanon Valley College offers scholarships based upon high school academic achievement rather than on SAT scores. Students who graduated in the top 30% of their class qualify for a scholarship that may be up to half the cost of tuition.
Lebanon Valley College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and other institutions for individual programs.