University of Lynchburg

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School Overview

The University of Lynchburg is a private Christian collegiate institution located in Lynchburg, Virginia. The school is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was listed as one of the 368 top colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.

The school changed its name to Lynchburg College in 1919, due to an expansion beyond the state of Virginia, and was then changed to the University of Lynchburg in July 2018.

University of Lynchburg Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (434) 544-8100
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
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Address: 1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24501-3113
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,956
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,258 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $40,690
Out-of-state Tuition: $40,690
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $27,719

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

University of Lynchburg Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Lynchburg.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 421
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 427
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 135
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 12
Psychology 21
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 31
Grand total 837161

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Lynchburg 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 2019-2020
In-state $40,690
Out-of-state $40,690
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,118
Out-of-state $11,118

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 516 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 516 100% $27,719
Student loan aid 401 78% $7,144

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,901 91% $26,529
Federal student loans 1,387 67% $6,957

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,477 1,508 2,969
Percent admitted 100% 95% 89%
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

University of Lynchburg Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,956
Undergraduate enrollment 1,935
Graduate enrollment 1,021

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

University of Lynchburg Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • 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
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*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. 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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