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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
Lynchburg is an above-average private, Christian university located in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,928 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lynchburg acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Nursing, Communications, and Education. Graduating 59% of students, Lynchburg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,300.
About University of Lynchburg...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
1501 Lakeside Dr
Lynchburg, VA 24501

University of Lynchburg 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
75%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1180
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,202/ 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
    $17,958/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,989/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,558/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,359/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,736/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,928Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • INVOLVED. Everyone is at some level
    50%
  • Unique
    35%
  • Individual.
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.58 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Community
    36%
  • Family
    25%
  • Boring
    14%
  • Uplifting
    11%
  • Calming
    7%
  • Fake
    4%
  • Home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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I have found my home at the University of Lynchburg. Moving from MA to VA was a terrifying pursuit, but exceptionally worth it. I have made the best friends of my life. I have joined a sorority, became a member of the Westover Honors College, and became Vice President of Recruitment for my Panhellenic Council. The education I receive at this institution is like no other. I have created both professional and personal relationships with my professors, and I couldn't ask for better!
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I absolutely love my college! I'm a senior now and I'm graduating in the Spring of 2018! I love the close relationship I have made with my professors and I'm looking forward to continuing my graduate study here. What I love most about my campus is the many opportunities present, the small classroom size, and the great organizations and greek life here. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great campus to study at!
Our son is in the Honors College program at Lynchburg College. He consistently tells us the professors are extremely available, passionate about teaching, and challenge the students. His honors classes have been especially rigorous and the non-honors courses have not been easy. You must work diligently to earn an A. I was impressed with the well-organized and smoothly run "visit & application" process. President Garren really cares about the students and the college, and his efforts are reflected everywhere. The campus is lovely, the students are friendly, and our son's advisors have been pro-active in guiding his coursework and in directing him to opportunities and internships that he would not have thought about or known about. Students have told us they feel safe on campus, and we do not see non-students roaming around LC. We are very pleased with Lynchburg College and recommend the school highly.