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Annville, Pennsylvania

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Your chances of getting into Lebanon Valley College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Lebanon Valley College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at LVC is 78%.  Its admission rate is the 43rd lowest in Pennsylvania.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into LVC and can you get accepted?

Lebanon Valley College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,344 out of the 3,019 who applied were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 101 percent on standardized admission tests. Lebanon Valley College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.79. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Lebanon Valley College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.79 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1180 on the SAT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Lebanon Valley College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 43% of students submitted SAT scores.

LVC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Lebanon Valley College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 538
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1078
SAT Scores for Lebanon Valley College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lebanon Valley College?

Lebanon Valley College is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

Students who get into Lebanon Valley College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1078-1290 and the average score is 1180.  LVC ranks #21 in the state of Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. You should target scoring 1180 or above to be competitive with most other applicants.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1184, you have around a 78% chance of being admitted. A 1184 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 87% chance of getting in.

Lebanon Valley College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1290 and Above Good >87%
1184 to 1290 Avg + 78%-87%
1078 to 1184 Avg - 65%-78%
972 to 1078 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 972 Low <50%
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LVC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Lebanon Valley College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Lebanon Valley College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Lebanon Valley College?

You are required to have exceptionally good grades to get into LVC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lebanon Valley College was 3.79 on the 4.0 scale. This indicates that primarily A- average high school students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.79 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as LVC accepts 78% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Lebanon Valley College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 32.8% Good
3.75 to 3.99 26.4% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.4% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.6% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 6.4% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.9% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.2% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0.0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

59% of Lebanon Valley College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lebanon Valley College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Lebanon Valley College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,619 1,400 3,019
Accepted 1,323 1,021 2,344
Acceptance Rate 82% 73% 78%
Enrolled 243 231 474
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 23% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lebanon Valley College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lebanon Valley College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lebanon Valley College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lebanon Valley College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213507 IPEDS survey data for Lebanon Valley College.


Does Lebanon Valley College prefer SAT or ACT?

43% of students submit their SAT scores to LVC.

What is my chance of getting into Lebanon Valley College?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to LVC. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lebanon Valley College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1078 and 1290. 43% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.