Lynchburg College

611 reviews
  1. Lynchburg, VA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Lynchburg College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
1501 Lakeside Dr
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
900-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$23,576/ 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
    $18,194/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,400/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,502/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,463/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,559/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,996Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • INVOLVED. Everyone is at some level
    50%
  • Unique
    36%
  • Individual.
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.54 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Community
    38%
  • Boring
    17%
  • Family
    17%
  • Uplifting
    13%
  • Calming
    8%
  • Fake
    4%
  • Home
    4%

After Lynchburg College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Reviews

611 reviews
  • Excellent
    109
  • Very Good
    225
  • Average
    214
  • Poor
    48
  • Terrible
    15
The academics here are amazing. Teachers are very close and are always ready to help you. They truly love to help students that are passionate about learning, or whom are really working at their studies. It's great to get close to them. Registration process for classes have to be one of the easiest things to do online at LC. Just log into our network and its little just a few clicks and you have classes! Workload, is really not that bad. I'd say it is work that you can really apply what you learn from your professors. Many different study places are definitely all over campus. You have study rooms in dorms, many campus buildings, but I'd say the best place would be outside on our dell. Our campus is beautiful and the sun sets on the mountains. Great view.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 19 2013
Small but Still Provides Many Options! There are many different options for majors, however the school is small so not all of the courses are offered every year. This, of course, can be frustrating but since Lynchburg College has a partnership with two other colleges in the town we are able to go to those schools free of charge and enroll in a course not being offered at our school. There are many ways that people are able to access the professors, and as far as my experiences have gone they have been quite accommodating in times to meet as well as meeting when clarification on a topic is needed. There is a foreign studies lab that people can go and receive help if it is needed, as well as specific groups mainly set up for science and math courses. Lynchburg College also has freshman go to a seminar their first semester which they learn how to study well, manage time, and other such things. Seniors have a seminar they must attend and write a senior thesis, which is good because it is a culmination of all they have learned in their area of study. So overall, I'd say Lynchburg College has great academics.
  • College Junior
  • May 17 2012
Lynchburg is a really interesting area. After being here for three years, I have found areas I absolutely love such as the Rivermont Ave. area with beautiful stately homes, great restaurants, and other schools such as Randolph Macon. I love the historic districts and the interesting architecture. Lynchburg is also beautiful because of it's location among the Blue Ridge Mountians- I love to hike in the Peaks of Otter. The James River is fun to go tubing in and theres a bridge that you can jump off of into the river near the Appalachian trail which is always fun. I also hear that LC has a nature center but I have yet to visit it. Downtown can be best described as &quot;quirky&quot; in my opinion. There are great restaurants such as Waterstone, Robin Alexander, and Market on Main (my favorite brunch place) and attractions such as the Craddock Terry Hotel... but there are also strange aspects of downtown such as the kinda shady stores and its proximity to some run-down neighborhoods that may give you a kind of uncomfortable feeling. Otherwise, Lynchburg has really grown on me! A lot of people complain that there's nothing to do here but I think you just need to learn where to look. Oh there's also Wards Road where Liberty U is... it has convenient places like Kroger, Target, Panera, Starbucks, and a small mall (not wonderful stores but there is a Victoria's Secret)
  • College Senior
  • Sep 8 2012