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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.34 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.39 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
Lenoir-Rhyne University Reviews
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.
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.