Lenoir-Rhyne University

350 reviews
  1. Hickory, NC
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Lenoir-Rhyne University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
625 7th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
880-1080
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,369/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,070/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,338/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,035/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,994/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,799/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
58%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,334Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Althete
    41%
  • Unique
    24%
  • Confident
    18%
  • Intelligent
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.30 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Nice enviroment
    35%
  • Very layback and caring
    25%
  • Calm
    15%
  • Fling wide
    15%
  • Home
    10%

After Lenoir-Rhyne University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

350 reviews
  • Excellent
    70
  • Very Good
    127
  • Average
    126
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    7
Located right off of I-40, Hickory is a relic. Immediately off of I-40, heading towards campus you'll be seeing just about everything there is in your regular driving rotation. There's some shopping and a game center in the mall, but if you're not looking to spend money you're out of luck. We have some rec fields to go play a pick up game of whatever, but that involves investing in a ball (and books are expensive). I was very surprised to find out, my first time being at this school, that so many local people just loved this place. In three days I must have heard at least four "oh my son/daughter went there! Back when it was Lenoir-Rhyne College!"
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 21 2014
Both Ends of the Spectrum – There are a few computer labs across campus but they get really crowded right before classes and during breaks between classes. Printing is awful! There is never paper in the printers in 3 out of 4 of the computer labs. The only reliable printer that has paper continuously is the library, but the library is not far from classes. However, the printer breaks down a lot in the library but there are 5 printers in the library but it's a hassle switching between floors because the two downstairs break down often do to heavy usage. All the computer labs are extremely slow with exception to the library's computers. I would definitely suggest going there is you need to print something right before class; the other labs can take up to 15 minutes to load the start screen. I would recommend printing things the day before rather than right before class though. 1 out of 2 times you'll be late if you wait before class. Laptops work great and the wifi is usually reliable. Only on rare occasions are there any problems and it's mainly in the dorms which there are ethernet outlets available, but you have to bring your own cord. During my freshman year I only noticed wifi problems 5 times the whole year. But the network does mess up occasionally. Wireless is available all throughout campus which is a huge plus! But there is no wireless printing so if need to print something you have to log on a campus computer.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 17 2012
It's Hickory. There's one or two "clubs" for students to go to. However, you have to be over 21 to get into them. There are quite a few bars, but again, after 9/10pm you have to be 21 or over to get inside. So, for freshman and sophomores, the options are limited. However, CAB (Campus Activities Board) keeps things interesting on campus, and there is usually pretty cool stuff to do on most weekends. Their raffles and games offer GREAT prizes too (like flat screen TVs, iPads, mini fridges, etc.) The Greek Life also has some great parties!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Nov 6 2013