The Low-Down on L-R

The lowdown on L-RWelcome to Lenoir-Rhyne University. It's one of the friendliest campuses in the nation, and one of the best universities in the South. That's according to U.S. News and World Report, which ranked us among the top ten "Best Values" in the region. We prefer to think of ourselves as simply "good."

  • Lenoir-Rhyne was founded in 1891
  • Located in Hickory, NC (pop. 40,000)
  • Open to people from all religious backgrounds
  • 79% of faculty hold doctoral degrees
  • Student/faculty ratio is 12:1
  • Approximately 1,900 students, 13% minority students
  • Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
  • Around 50 clubs and organizations
  • NCAA Division II; 20 intercollegiate teams, plus intramurals & cheerleading
  • 85% of those who apply are accepted to law school
  • 80% of those who apply are accepted to medical school
  • We also graduate opera singers, accountants, educators, nurses, documentary filmmakers, environmentalists, and college football coaches.

For more information, just call our Office of Admissions at 800-277-5721 or 828-328-7300.





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