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Alice Lloyd College has been ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and for student selectivity. The recognition comes as a result of ALC’s impressive acceptance rate of 4% for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Located in the mountains of Appalachia, Alice Lloyd College has maintained, since its inception, a resilient mission of serving the region by educating Appalachian people for positions of leadership. To effectively fulfill the mission of ALC, which has been done for nearly one hundred years, the College recruits select students from a 108 county service area that spans the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. In 2016 ALC had 6,337 applications and admitted 262.

Additional key facts related to Alice Lloyd College:

  • All full-time students work in the mandatory ALC Student Work Program.
  • The College charges no tuition to Appalachian students.
  • Over half of students are need-based; about 1/3 have annual family incomes below $3,000.
  • ALC is one of only three of the work colleges to guarantee the full cost of tuition.
  • Students are educated so they can use their skills and abilities to uplift Appalachia – 83% return to lead and serve.
  • ALC has never turned a student away due to an inability to pay.

Having been founded as “a college for Appalachia,” ALC is honored to be recognized for providing an education to some of the brightest and best future leaders of Appalachia.