74%

Acceptance Rate

$30,400

Avg.Financial Aid

002941

FAFSA Code

About Lenoir–Rhyne University (LRU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,700

Website

www.lr.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Evangelical Lutheran Church

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Hickory, North Carolina, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a private, Evangelical Lutheran Church university. Lenoir-Rhyne University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At LRU around 66% are white, 10% are Black or African American, and 8% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Further, around 95% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 59% of the students are females and 41% are males. Perry Fewell, Rick Barnes, David W. Hoyle, and Craig Keith are some of the well-known alumni of the school. Several other achievers owe their success to this university. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. A total of 188 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by LRU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact

Address

625 7th Avenue NE

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8283281741
Fax: 8283287378
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. When it comes to the ranking of a university or any educational institution, the more information a student has, the better. The ranking of a university helps a student in many ways. It helps them overcome the confusion of which university/college is good for them and also other prospects. Before taking admission, a student assesses their chosen university on various factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, and their experience, among others. Notably, for the rankings, the two publications, US News and Forbes, are trusted everywhere. However, it is to be noted that Lenoir-Rhyne University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

74%

SAT Range

960 - 1180

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$35

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at LRU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $35. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 970-1170 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 21. However, those getting an ACT score less than 18 might also be offered admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601, or call (828) 328-1741.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$18,927

Average Annual Cost

$36,400

Books And Supplies

$1,160

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,510

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,850

Total One Year Cost

$52,920

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to LRU. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $54,520. The average annual tuition cost ($38,000), books and supplies ($1,160), room and boarding ($12,510), and budget for other expenses ($2,850) are all included in this cost. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

68%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

92%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

45%

Male Professors

55%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

51 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

48 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

22 Graduates

Biology, General

20 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

15 Graduates

Psychology, General

14 Graduates

Marketing

13 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

12 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

10 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

6 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

6 Graduates

Sociology

5 Graduates

Chemistry

4 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

4 Graduates

History

4 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

3 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

3 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

3 Graduates

Human Services, General

3 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

3 Graduates

Physics

3 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

3 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

2 Graduates

Economics

2 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

2 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

2 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

Music

2 Graduates

Political Science and Government

2 Graduates

Religious/Sacred Music

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

1 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

1 Graduates

International Business

1 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,825

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

40%

Full-time

86%

Part-time

14%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

65% White

7% Unknown

11% Black

7% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

17%

Out Of State

79%

In State

4%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$58,701 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 77% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

77%

Undergrads in College Housing

55%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bears

School Colors

black and cardinal red

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

South Atlantic Conference

Total Male Athletes

323

Total Female Athletes

167

Intramural Sports

8

Sports Club

3

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At LRU, $12,510 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The number of female and male students at the university are 41% and 59%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,900/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$38,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$27,000

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$280 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$30,400

Students Receiving Federal Grants

52%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,209

Students Receiving State Aid

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,233

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$24,580

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$31,993

$30K - $48K

$29,137

$48K - $75K

$28,726

$75K - $110K

$27,135

> $110K

$26,166

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$282,346

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,866,504

In case the students at Lenoir-Rhyne University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,906, whereas the financial aid is $25,735. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $5,056 and institutional aid worth $25,735.

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