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  1. Academics
    C+
  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
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 12:1 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

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
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

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%

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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 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
    60%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,566Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
259
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Althete
    32%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Confident
    18%
  • Intelligent
    18%
  • Stuck-up
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.37 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Nice enviroment
    37%
  • Very layback and caring
    19%
  • Calm
    11%
  • Fling wide
    11%
  • Home
    7%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Crap
    4%

    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

    Lenoir-Rhyne University Reviews

    428 reviews
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    My daughter met many great people there and made some life long friends. That is the best thing I have to say about them. Since her first semester and each one after, her schedule, prereqs, course load, graduation track, etc. has been messed up. We got responses from advisors like "my bad". One advisor told her she was NOT going to get into grad school with her 3.0 GPA and she shouldn't bother trying to get into a class. I spoke to several administrative people who noted there was a problem and they were working on it but they would not have things straightened up in time to help my daughter's situation. She was a 3 sport athlete and employee in the library there, yet she was still "not good enough" for them to actually put effort in for I suppose.
    Guess What?! She got into grad school at Lenior-Rhyne. Where the debauchery continued. After completing this year, she will be attending another University where they actually do care about the students.
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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!
    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.