Lenoir-Rhyne University

Hickory, NC

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Hickory, NC

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
48%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
57%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
54%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,734
Declined 1,057
Total Received 4,791
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Private

1,846

undergraduate students

896

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,742
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Lutheran

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Charlotte
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Charlotte Douglas International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • InterVarsity
  • CAB
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Greek Organizations
  • SEEDS of LRU

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • The Red Carpet Event
  • The Final Flip (exam pancake breakfasts)
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
48%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
57%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
54%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.41

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,734
Declined 1,057
Total Received 4,791

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, equestrian sports

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Basketball, Football, Sand volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Football, Sand volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American Government and Politics (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Forestry, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Human Services, General
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Finance
International Relations and Affairs
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other

2,742

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

1,846
students

Female
59%
1,090

Male
41%
756

33%

896
students

Female
74%
662

Male
26%
234

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

1,589
students

Female
57%
903

Male
43%
686

14%

257
students

Female
73%
187

Male
27%
70

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 72%
Student 4 year graduation rate 41%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

93

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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