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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
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.
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
74%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$19,380/ 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
$27,385/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,441Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
258
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Althete
    30%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Confident
    17%
  • Intelligent
    17%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Stuck-up
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Nice enviroment
    38%
  • Very layback and caring
    19%
  • Calm
    12%
  • Fling wide
    12%
  • Home
    8%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Money-oriented
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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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!
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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.