Lenoir-Rhyne is a private, Christian university located in Hickory, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,441 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lenoir-Rhyne acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Management Sciences and Information Systems. Graduating 43% of students, Lenoir-Rhyne alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.
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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.31 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 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
The campus is small and welcoming. From the beginning, the admissions team was very helpful with any questions I had and always responded quickly. When applying for specific programs admissions team members were there for friendly reminders with due dates and missing items. Great school!
Lenoir-Rhyne University is a university that is different from others. Even though it is expensive, attending LR makes you feel like it's worth it. This University shows the students that they really do care. The staff takes the time to have a one on one meeting with them. They let the students know that LR is here for them. The experience that I've had here at LR has been different than what I would have imagined. This school has spirit, love, they show that they care, helpful, and so much more. Lenior Rhyne also has so many different programs and opportunities that help students with their majors and careers. LR supports and encourages you to become an active member of the school community as well as the community in which Lenoir Rhyne is based. They provide opportunities for community service within the school and the local community. Overall, LR is such a great school to attend and I hope students to decide to attend. I am so very proud to be a student at Lenoir Rhyne University.
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.