Lenoir-Rhyne University

625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, United States
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Overview of Lenoir-Rhyne University

About this school

Lenoir-Rhyne, 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.
  • Website


    www.lr.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    858

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,699
    • Men:693 Men (40.8%)
    • Women:1,006 Women (59.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Lenoir-Rhyne University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
1
2
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
-
-
History
1
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
625 7th Avenue NE
City, State, Zip
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone
(828) 328-7300
Fax
(828) 328-7338
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 7
Early Action Notification
November 21

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 5,356 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 3,371 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 1,985 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
543 (14%) of 3,958 admitted students enrolled
Women
313 (12%) of 2,555 admitted students enrolled
Men
230 (16%) of 1,403 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.28
375 And Above
17%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530 average |490-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
30%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,350 (68.63%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,150 (23.59%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,160 (2.25%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,850 (5.53%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lenoir-Rhyne University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002941
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
447 (96.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
414 (92.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
414 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
75 (18.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$30,392
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 414 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,804
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 341 (82.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,356
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 56 (13.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
50 (10.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,779

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,332 (92.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,236 (92.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,236 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
197 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$28,898
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,231 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,324
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,054 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,479
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 145 (11.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
196 (13.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,497

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,485
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


130

Part-Time Faculty


141

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 58% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
686,903
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
150
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lenoir-Rhyne University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


32.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (72)


  • Accounting
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemical Technology/Technician
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (29)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community College Education
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Distance Education Development
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Services
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public Health--General
  • Secondary Education
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theology
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


40,361

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Charlotte

Campus Size


100 acres

Weather


Temperature
29.6 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
112 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Statesville
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Charlotte

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


51% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


49%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
Cardinal and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lenoir-Rhyne University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national sororities, circle k, cab, nu generation, greek organizations, sign troupe

Sororities


13% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,441

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,699
Women
1,006
Men
693

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.9% Asian
  • 12.0% Black/African-American
  • 6.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 67.8% White
  • 7.8% Unknown

International Students


3.2% from 24 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


858

Student Resources

Study resources