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Lenoir-Rhyne University
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  • 4 Year
  • HICKORY, NC

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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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 1,566 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lenoir-Rhyne acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Finance. Graduating 45% of students, Lenoir-Rhyne alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.

About

625 7TH AVENUE NE
HICKORY, NC 28601
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference

Lenoir-Rhyne University Rankings

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LR Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,814 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$32,804 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
58%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 24 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 34 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 34 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    54%
  • On Campus
    41%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,566 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
217
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Althete
    29%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Confident
    17%
  • Intelligent
    17%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Stuck-up
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 39 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Nice enviroment
    41%
  • Very layback and caring
    17%
  • Calm
    10%
  • Fling wide
    10%
  • Home
    7%
  • Crap
    3%
  • Money-oriented
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
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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