College Profile: Lancaster Theological Seminary

 
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Lancaster Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Church of Christ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1825 by members of the German Reformed Church in the United States to provide theological education for prospective clergy and other church leaders. The school originally opened in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on the campus of Dickinson College, relocating a few years later to York. In the early 1840s, the seminary moved again, to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Here the work of such celebrated professors as John Williamson Nevin, Friederich Augustus Rauch, and Philip Schaff gave rise to the "Mercersburg Theology," noted for its historic concerns for worship, sacraments, and Church in its ecumenical expressions. In 1871, the seminary moved to the campus of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster. While viewed as a temporary arrangement, the present site of the seminary was not purchased until 1893. The buildings were completed and occupied in 1894. For most of its history (109 of its 168 years), LTS was the sole seminary of the Reformed Church in the United States (German Reformed Church). With the formation of the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1934, the seminary became one of three seminaries serving that newly united denomination. LTS is currently one of seven seminaries holding full relationship with the UCC, a denomination formed in 1957 by the union of the E&R Church and most of the Congregational Christian Churches.
 
555 W James St
Lancaster, PA
17603-2897
717-393-0654 (general)
717-290-8741 (financial aid)
717-290-8741 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation United Church of Christ

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsNo Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Not applicable
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
153 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants38 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
Yes Doctor's degreeYes First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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