Tuition & Fees

$37,400

$37,400

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
49%
400-499
25%
300-399
5%
30-36
8%
24-29
28%
18-23
42%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
28%
18-23
47%
12-17
24%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,283
Declined + 1,804
Total Received 5,087
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Private (nonprofit)

1,825

undergraduate students

875

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5365
ACT 3118

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School Facts

Lenoir-Rhyne University, founded in 1891, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 100-acre campus is located in Hickory, in North Carolina's Piedmont region.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,700
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Hickory, NC

100-acre campus in Hickory (population: 40,611), 50 miles northwest of Charlotte. Served by air; major airport and train serve Charlotte; bus serves Statesville (25 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Lenoir–Rhyne University
625 Seventh Avenue, NE
Hickory, NC 28601

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
72%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 5% of male students
 
5 sororities 8% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
49%
400-499
25%
300-399
5%
30-36
8%
24-29
28%
18-23
42%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
28%
18-23
47%
12-17
24%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline October 16 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 7
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,283
Declined + 1,804
Total Received 5,087

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Bradleigh Uthe
Director, Undergraduate Admission
P: 800 277-5721
F: 828 328-7378
admission@lr.edu

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$30,327

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,400
Room & board $12,510
Books & supplies $1,160
Total $51,070
Average Financial Aid - $30,327
Total with Avg. Aid $20,743

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,196,904
State $4,018,399
Institutional $2,089,244
Other external $595,308
Total $9,899,855

Non-need-based

Federal
State $12,508
Institutional $4,537,824
Other external $316,172
Total $4,866,504
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 828 328-7300
F: 828 328-7378
finaid@lr.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Courtney Thompson-Ballard
Director of Financial Aid
courtney.thompson@lr.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, equestrian sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

baseball, basketball, non-tackle football, outdoor adventure, racquetball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Kim Pate (men's)
Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
South Atlantic Conference, Bluegrass Mountain (Swimming Only)
Mascot
Bears
School colors
black and cardinal red

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Ministry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Community College Administration
Community Health
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Leadership
Divinity
Economics
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science/Policy
Exercise Science
Family Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Practice
Finance
German
Graphic Design
History
Human Services
Human/Community Service
Information Technology
Instructional Studies
International Business
International Economics
Leadership
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Studies
Middle Grades Education
Multimedia Communication
Music
Music Performance
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Online Teaching/Instructional Design
Philosophy
Physician Assistant Studies
Political Science
Politics/International Affairs
Politics/Law
Pre-Medical Sciences
Psychology
Public Health
Religious Leadership
Religious Studies
Sacred Music
Sacred Theology
School Counseling
Social Entrepreneurship
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Management
Studio Art
Sustainability Studies
Teaching
Theatre
Theological Studies
University Leadership
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

2,700

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

68%

1,825
students

Female
60%
1,090

Male
40%
735

32%

875
students

Female
74%
648

Male
26%
227

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

1,566
students

Female
58%
908

Male
42%
658

15%

259
students

Female
71%
182

Male
29%
77

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

85%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Germany
New Zealand
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Eric Brandon
Director, International and Special Projects
828 328-7301
eric.brandon@lr.edu

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