Lenoir-Rhyne University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 7227

Hickory, NC 28603

(828) 328-7300

(800) 277-5721

Fax: (828) 328-7378

Contact: Karen Feezor

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 7163

Hickory, NC 28603

(828) 328-1741


Total undergrads: 1,381

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 346

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,347

Graduate enrollment: 181


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission requirements:

Required: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
If submitting ACT, the writing section is required

Very important admission factors:

Class Rank
Rigor of secondary school record
Academic GPA

Important admission factors:

Application Essay
Standardized Test Scores


Alumni Relation
Character/Personal Qualities
Extracurricular Activities
Geographical Residence
Racial/Ethnic Status
Religious Affiliation or Commitment
State Residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience
First generation college student
Level of Applicant’s Interest

School achievement record most important.

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts Management B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Psychology Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering Technology – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Premedicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Forestry – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Science Technologies

Chemical Technology B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious/Sacred Music B

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Lenoir-Rhyne University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (828) 328-1741
Website: www.lr.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.lr.edu/admission/undergraduate
Address: 625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,700
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 48%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,611 (60% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $36,400
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,400
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $30,400

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Lenoir-Rhyne University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 92
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 145
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 146
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 5
Theology and Religious Vocations 13
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 34922

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lenoir-Rhyne University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $36,400
Out-of-state $36,400
Books and supplies $1,160

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $10,620
Out-of-state $10,620

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 384 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 384 100% $30,400
Student loan aid 275 72% $6,153

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,474 87% $26,108
Federal student loans 1,056 62% $6,983

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lenoir-Rhyne University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lenoir-Rhyne University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,087 1,864 3,223
Percent admitted 100% 73% 75%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 12% 10%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lenoir-Rhyne University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,700
Undergraduate enrollment 1,825
Graduate enrollment 875

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lenoir-Rhyne University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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