Lancaster Bible College

901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, United States
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Overview of Lancaster Bible College

About this school

Lancaster Bible, founded in 1933, is a college with religious orientation. Its 100-acre campus is located in Lancaster, 60 miles from Philadelphia.
  • Website


    www.lbc.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:786
    • Men:385 (49.0%)
    • Women:401 (51.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Lancaster Bible College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
901 Eden Road
City, State, Zip
Lancaster, PA  17601
Phone
(717) 560-8271
Fax
(717) 560-8213
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not available

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 192 applicants were admitted
Women
54% of 98 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 94 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.10
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
19%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
29%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


Lancaster Bible College accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003285
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
198 (93.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
166 (83.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
166 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
50 (30.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$19,703
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 165 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,246
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 127 (76.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,336
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 164 (98.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
46 (21.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,802

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
917 (91.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
797 (86.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
797 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
192 (24.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$16,958
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 783 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,238
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 624 (78.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,341
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 653 (81.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
211 (20.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,674

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,818
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Awards, Blindness and Visual Services Awards
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


44

Part-Time Faculty


42

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


26%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 71% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
50
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lancaster Bible College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


41.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (16)


  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Work
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Theology and religious vocations, Education, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Divinity, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


59,360

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
21.2 average low in January, 81.2 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Lancaster
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Lancaster

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


54% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Charger
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Lacrosse
Soccer
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Lacrosse
Soccer
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lancaster Bible College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government association, student missionary fellowship, international student fellowship, resident affairs council, student intramural association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


560

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
786
Women
401
Men
385

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources