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About University of Lynchburg

University of Lynchburg is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Lynchburg, Virginia. University of Lynchburg was founded in 1903 and now enrolls around 2,692 students a year, including 1,822 undergrads.

University of Lynchburg offers housing for up to 1,683 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2021, the total market value of University of Lynchburg's endowment was $109.661 million The institution spends around $10,332 for each full-time student enrolled. For each full-time professor, there are about 10 undergraduates enrolled at University of Lynchburg.

2021 University of Lynchburg Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 97%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 22
Tuition $33,500

University of Lynchburg Regular Decision Deadline 2022

The deadline to apply regular decision to University of Lynchburg for Fall 2022 is September 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by September 1.

University of Lynchburg Early Admission

University of Lynchburg offers early decision but does not offer early action.

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University of Lynchburg Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Lynchburg. University of Lynchburg admitted 97% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 3,593 out of 3,694 total applicants were accepted.

University of Lynchburg Waitlist 2021

University of Lynchburg reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of Lynchburg?

University of Lynchburg 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 University of Lynchburg, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Lynchburg Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

University of Lynchburg Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 /4.0. The mean ACT score for University of Lynchburg students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Lynchburg.

Does University of Lynchburg Require the ACT or SAT?

University of Lynchburg 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.

Out of all applicants, 83% submitted the SAT. 23% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at University of Lynchburg

Yes! University of Lynchburg provides on-campus housing for up to 1,683 students.

University of Lynchburg students are active in the school's Outdoor Leadership Programs, Intramural/Campus Recreation and Student Activity Board (S.A.B.). Homecoming, Turkey Bowl, and and Red Letter Day 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 University of Lynchburg.

Financial Aid at University of Lynchburg

University of Lynchburg meets 78.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,480 a year.

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

Some 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 University of Lynchburg a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Lynchburg

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Lynchburg, around 78% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 512 students who started at University of Lynchburg as first-time freshman, 256 graduate within four years.

Around 57% of students who started at University of Lynchburg earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for University of Lynchburg Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $19,534 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

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Where is University of Lynchburg?

University of Lynchburg is located in the suburban setting of Lynchburg, Virginia.

If you want to see University of Lynchburg for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. 29 and U.S. 460 to Lynchburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lynchburg Regional.

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College Info

1501 Lakeside Drive Lynchburg, VA 24501-3199

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of Lynchburg Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Lynchburg is Sep 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Lynchburg is Continuous processing.

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University of Lynchburg ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Lynchburg is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Lynchburg. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Lynchburg SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

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University of Lynchburg Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Lynchburg is like? There are approximately 2,692 students enrolled at University of Lynchburg, including 1,822 undergraduate students and 870 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from VA and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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