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    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    C+
Lenoir-Rhyne is a private, Christian university located in Hickory, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,453 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lenoir-Rhyne acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Management Sciences and Information Systems. Graduating 48% of students, Lenoir-Rhyne alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
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
70%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1090
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,291/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,840/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,765/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,659/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,612/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,856/ year
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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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,453Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Althete
    35%
  • Unique
    25%
  • Intelligent
    20%
  • Confident
    15%
  • Stuck-up
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.33 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Nice enviroment
    39%
  • Very layback and caring
    22%
  • Calm
    13%
  • Fling wide
    13%
  • Home
    9%
  • Money-oriented
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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I love the small classroom sizes and the one on one help that you are able to receive from the professors. I’m not a huge fan of the living situations and I feel as if our facilities could be updated more for the price that we pay, but overall I love my school and the greek life we have here!
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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.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is more than a school- it is my home. I transferred here from a larger school in NC. I have been so pleased with the wonderful professors, the support from on campus staff, and the 20-25 small class size setting. LRU has so much to offer. Including clubs, sporting events, and not to mention that there is almost always something going on on-campus. The surrounding city of Hickory has lots to offer as well, including restaurants, bars, shopping and lots of parks and hiking trails.