Lenoir-Rhyne University

625 7th Avenue Ne, Hickory, NC 28601
Tel: (828)328-1741
Private not-for-profit | 1,764 students
Lenoir-Rhyne is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution founded in 1891. It is located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of 37,000 in the western part of the state. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world.

School Overview:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
CountyCatawba County, NC
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
126 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,764 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,573 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
191 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,447 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
317 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted67%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)430-540450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)450-560460-573
ACT English (25-75%)16-2219-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2320-25

School Notes:

  • As an institution of the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the University holds the conviction that wholeness of personality, true vocation, and the most useful service to God and the world are best discerned from the perspective of Christian faith. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, Lenoir-Rhyne offers a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, language, religion, and natural sciences -- as well as the specific skills to live a purposeful life. L-R equips you with the attributes employers seek most: skills in writing, organizing, speaking, critical thinking, computer applications and foreign language.
  • As a community of learning, the College provides programs of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing study committed to the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for a wide variety of careers and as guidance for a meaningful life.
  • L-R is a comprehensive liberal arts institution, enrolling some 1,500 students in more than 60 undergraduate degree programs and master's degree programs in the fields of business, counseling and education. With its Life Long Learning program, Lenoir-Rhyne strives to serve the non-traditional population. The primary concern of Lenoir-Rhyne is development of the whole person. To that end, all students regardless of major must complete 56 hours of
  • Lenoir-rhyne University is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (www.sacs.org), The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (www.ncate.org), The National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (www.nlnac.org), The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (www.aota.org), The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (www.acbsp.org).
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