B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Lenoir-Rhyne University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
625 7th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
880-1080
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Lenoir-Rhyne University

Cost

Net Price
$19,369/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,070/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,338/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,035/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,994/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,799/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
58%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,334Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Althete
    39%
  • Intelligent
    22%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Confident
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.31 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Nice enviroment
    38%
  • Very layback and caring
    24%
  • Calm
    14%
  • Fling wide
    14%
  • Home
    10%

After Lenoir-Rhyne University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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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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.
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There is a decent amount of racial diversity on campus, however, most of the non-white students are athletes. Most everybody is some form of Christian - the school is ELCA Lutheran and probably 15% of students are Lutheran, however, the majority of students come from a baptist background. If you asked the whole student population their political affiliation I wouldn't be surprised if a slight majority came from republican households, however, for the most part students are apathetic to politics (although there is a very strong College Republican chapter). I would say that the students are very accepting and welcoming of diversity.
The party scene at LR typically revolves around one of three things - each with their own pros/cons - on campus fraternity parties, off campus house parties, local clubs/bars. Fraternity parties (especially Pi Kappa Phi) are great when they are not on suspension. The houses are easy to walk to and the parties are huge, unfortunately the school (particularly security and the greek life coordinator) are overly strict with the fraternities and are quick to put them on social probation. Off campus house parties are typically put on by the different athletic teams, these parties are really fun, but very exclusive and if you choose to go you will likely have to run from the police at some point. The local clubs have events (typically hosted by Omega Psi Phi) most weekends, and these events draw a large percentage of the students, and can get very rowdy and crowded.