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  2. Value
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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Lenoir-Rhyne is a private, Christian university located in Hickory, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,453 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lenoir-Rhyne acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Management Sciences and Information Systems. Graduating 48% of students, Lenoir-Rhyne alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
About Lenoir-Rhyne University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
625 7th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Website
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Lenoir-Rhyne University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1090
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,291/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,840/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,765/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,659/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,612/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,856/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
58%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,453Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Althete
    33%
  • Unique
    24%
  • Intelligent
    19%
  • Confident
    14%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Stuck-up
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.34 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Nice enviroment
    38%
  • Very layback and caring
    21%
  • Calm
    13%
  • Fling wide
    13%
  • Home
    8%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Money-oriented
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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Lenoir-Rhyne University Reviews

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I have been given the opportunity to become more independent and further my leadership skills while also growing academically. I came to LR in the first year of the new marching band, The Spirit of LR. It has been exciting to watch this amazing music program continue to bloom. I was invited to apply, and was accepted into the Broyhill Leadership Institute during my sophomore year. Through is program I have had new experiences that are actually leading to an exciting trip to Greece this spring. I have earned more responsibilities through my workstudy at the campus library where I am being promoted to a supervisor position in next semester. All of these opportunities have occurred while working toward obtaining my degree in Graphic Design. My advisor has been extremely supportive in helping map out my academic plan so I am well prepared. I have had a few challenges along the way, but have been blessed with supportive professors, staff and campus friends.
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I love the small classroom sizes and the one on one help that you are able to receive from the professors. I’m not a huge fan of the living situations and I feel as if our facilities could be updated more for the price that we pay, but overall I love my school and the greek life we have here!
The campus at Lenoir-Rhyne University is stunning! It is one of the smaller college campus' if you compare it to colleges like Duke, NC State or others but it is friendly, family-like, and faculty is concerned about you. The class size is small so that as a student you get to know your professor and they get to know you. You are not a number, you are a person. That makes learning much more meaningful.