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About Lenoir Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Hickory, North Carolina. Lenoir Rhyne University was founded in 1891 and now enrolls around 2,686 students a year, including 1,783 undergrads.

Lenoir Rhyne University's endowment was valued at $114,724,807 in 2021. For each full-time student, Lenoir Rhyne University spends about $8,877. There are 13 undergraduate students for every full-time Lenoir Rhyne University professor.

2021 Lenoir Rhyne University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 3.4
Tuition $41,500

Lenoir Rhyne University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Lenoir Rhyne University Early Admission

Lenoir-Rhyne University does not offer early decision or early action.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Lenoir-Rhyne University

It is moderately difficult to get into Lenoir Rhyne University. Around 77% of applicants get into Lenoir Rhyne University each year. In 2021, 4,746 out of 6,194 total applicants were accepted. ### Lenoir Rhyne University Waitlist

Lenoir Rhyne University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Lenoir-Rhyne University?

Lenoir Rhyne University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lenoir Rhyne University, applicants must submit the following items.

Lenoir Rhyne University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Lenoir Rhyne University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lenoir Rhyne University.

Lenoir Rhyne University Waitlist 2021

Lenoir Rhyne University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Lenoir Rhyne University Test Optional?

Lenoir Rhyne University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at Lenoir Rhyne University

Yes! Lenoir Rhyne University provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Lenoir Rhyne University students are active in the school's InterVarsity, CAB and Black Student Alliance. Homecoming, The Red Carpet Event, and and The Final Flip (exam pancake breakfasts) are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lenoir Rhyne University.

Financial Aid at Lenoir Rhyne University

Lenoir Rhyne University meets 22.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Lenoir Rhyne University full-time are awarded $34,141 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Lenoir Rhyne University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lenoir Rhyne University

About 73% of students who start at Lenoir Rhyne University return for their second year of college. Out of the 346 students who started at Lenoir Rhyne University as first-time freshman, 127 graduate within four years.

Lenoir Rhyne University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 45%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Lenoir Rhyne University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,786 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lenoir Rhyne University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Lenoir Rhyne University a good school for you?

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Where is Lenoir-Rhyne University Located?

Lenoir Rhyne University is located in the small town setting of Hickory, North Carolina, less than an hour from Charlotte.

If you want to see Lenoir Rhyne University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Hickory, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlotte Douglas International.

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College Info

625 7th Avenue NE Hickory, NC 28601

Campus Setting: Small Town

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Wondering what life at Lenoir Rhyne University is like? There are approximately 2,686 students enrolled at Lenoir Rhyne University, including 1,783 undergraduate students and 903 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 83% percent are from NC and 17% percent of students are from other states.


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