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University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate96%

University of Lynchburg Admissions

University of Lynchburg is moderately difficult to get into. Around 96% of applicants get into University of Lynchburg each year. Out of 3,230 applications received in 2023, 3,099 students were offered admission.

Check in with University of Lynchburg's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to University of Lynchburg for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

University of Lynchburg Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Lynchburg's admissions stats.

University of Lynchburg 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Mean SAT Score 1110
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 23.4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 2.4%
Waitlist No

University of Lynchburg Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Lynchburg.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 1
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1 September 1

Considering Applying Early to University of Lynchburg?

University of Lynchburg offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at University of Lynchburg is 81%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 96%. Last year, University of Lynchburg admitted 126 of the 155 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Lynchburg Admissions

Transferring to University of Lynchburg

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Lynchburg

University of Lynchburg has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Lynchburg?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Lynchburg

Curious about the factors that are considered by University of Lynchburg during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Interview Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with University of Lynchburg for more information on admission factors.

University of Lynchburg Application Requirements

To apply to University of Lynchburg, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with University of Lynchburg's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Lynchburg?

Students admitted to University of Lynchburg have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 58.1% submitted a class rank. At University of Lynchburg 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42.4% were in the top 25% and 68.5% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Lynchburg, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 28.3%
3.75 and 3.99 13.7%
3.50 and 3.74 13.9%
3.25 and 3.49 11.2%
3.00 and 3.24 11.5%
2.50 and 2.9 12.2%
2.00 and 2.49 8.5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Lynchburg directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Lynchburg is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 23.4% of University of Lynchburg's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2.4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Lynchburg?

To be competitive with other University of Lynchburg applicants, you should strive to score between 1000 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Lynchburg 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Lynchburg student is 1110.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Lynchburg students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Lynchburg students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Lynchburg, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Lynchburg's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Lynchburg students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to University of Lynchburg

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Lynchburg.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 31. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Lynchburg during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Lynchburg Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Lynchburg?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Lynchburg.

Does University of Lynchburg accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Lynchburg accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Lynchburg accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does University of Lynchburg accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Lynchburg accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Lynchburg?

❌ No, University of Lynchburg is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is University of Lynchburg's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Lynchburg's acceptance rate is 96%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Lynchburg?

✅ University of Lynchburg's early decision acceptance rate was 81% in 2021.

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University of Lynchburg Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Lynchburg? University of Lynchburg is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Lynchburg acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.


University of Lynchburg Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 31

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Lynchburg is Jul 31.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Lynchburg SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1220


Math SAT Range

500 - 610


Reading SAT Range

500 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1220 and Above


1000 to 1220


1000 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Lynchburg students is 1110. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Lynchburg, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Lynchburg.

University of Lynchburg GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Lynchburg, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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