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Lenoir-Rhyne University
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  • 4 Year
  • HICKORY, NC

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Report Card

grade C+
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 minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

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

At Lenoir-Rhyne University, we foster pride, stability and success. We are committed to support our students for a life of purpose and career success.

Quality instruction is the heart of LR’s academic mission. With more than 50 majors, you will have opportunities to discover your passions and explore interests. Challenging coursework is supported by internships, mentor opportunities, work study and study abroad programs. Our 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for meaningful interactions and access to student services that will increase the value of your experience.

LR's campus is at the heart of Bear Nation. Once you visit, you will see that our students are dedicated, competitive and friendly. Campus offers over 50 clubs and organizations, including intramurals. Known as the Bears, our 23 NCAA Division II athletic teams are a source of pride and a vital part of student life. Because of the spirited campus activity, many of our students call LR their second home. #WeAreLR

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Lenoir-Rhyne University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$19,034 / 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
$30,759 / 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
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
58%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 24 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 33 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 33 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,589 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
257
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Althete
    30%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Confident
    17%
  • Intelligent
    17%
  • Stuck-up
    9%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 38 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Nice enviroment
    39%
  • Very layback and caring
    18%
  • Calm
    11%
  • Fling wide
    11%
  • Home
    7%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Crap
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
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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