Students Say

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg College “is not just a school, but a family that allows its students to learn and have fun doing it.” Students describe this “small” school as having a “friendly atmosphere” and being “truly a home away from home.” LC is “all about getting the job done” in “fostering and preparing the next generation of leaders.” The school is especially known for its “great Nursing program.”

Overview

Applicants
5,515
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.27

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 550
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 530
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 24

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg College “is not just a school, but a family that allows its students to learn and have fun doing it.” Students describe this “small” school as having a “friendly atmosphere” and being “truly a home away from home.” LC is “all about getting the job done” in “fostering and preparing the next generation of leaders.” The school is especially known for its “great Nursing program.” “The smaller size of the school allows for your education to be much more intimate and personal,” a Biomedical Sciences student explains. “The small size of the school makes it easy to establish a relationship with your professors” and makes “it easy to get to know classmates.” Professors are “very organized,” “very professional,” and “always willing to stop and clarify” while also trying “their best to make the class interesting and fun.” At LC, you “can tell that these teachers take their job very serious and want to see their students succeed in this world.” Some students say they have “mixed feelings” about the professors, as “some have been great and others not so much.” The most common area of complaint is the “quality of cafeteria food,” which “could be more varied” and does not do much “to accommodate vegans and vegetarians.” Overall, students gave high marks to the administration. They especially praised the “communication between the Dean of Students and the actual students” and noted that the “administration truly takes the time to understand its students.” One student was simply amazed at “how absolutely EVERY SINGLE PERSON who attends or works at this school is so involved.” At the end of the day, LC is a college that doesn t only educate you, but “instills values and a sense of family that lasts far longer than any career you will ever have.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10.9:1
Total Faculty
282
with Terminal Degree
173

157
Women
125
Men
19
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Exercise Physiology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Music Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dr. Percy Wooton
Former president of the American Medical Association

Catherine German West
COO, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Setsuko Thurlow
Order of Canada recipient for her work against nuclear weapons

Phillip G. Mazzara
V.P. for Private Support, CARE USA

Dr. John Bower
Physician & pioneer in nephrology

Amy Butterworth
Opera singer

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 5

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,261

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,164

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,566

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,592

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,000

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,610
Required Fees
$945
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Most of the students at LC are “Caucasian, upper class, prep,” and from either Virginia or “the upper east coast.” “Everyone is pretty laid back” and students are “not super academically inclined, but passionate about the major/ career path they choose.” One student sums up the typical student: “Friendly. Amazing. Smart.” Although LC “is mostly White Virginians, students come from all socioeconomic statuses and walks of life.” Students do wish for more “international students and diversity on campus,” and say “it would be nice to have students from other areas of the States.” “LC is an extremely accepting campus,” an Environmental Studies major says, and “students of all kinds are able to work together.” As noted above, students are “deeply involved” on campus and in student organizations. This means students are “able to connect with a lot of people on campus” and “somehow everyone seems to find their place and everyone fits in.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,161
Out of State
31%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

1.11%
Asian
11.59%
African-American
4.66%
Hispanic
75.63%
Caucasian
2.64%
Unknown
2.74%
International

60% female
40% male
31% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Students Say

LC is a school where “hard work is required, and fun on the weekends is encouraged.” “We like to have fun, but we definitely know how to buckle down and get serious when it comes to our education,” an Education major explains. “The amount of student involvement [is] astonishing” at LC. “A typical student at LC is someone who is in no less than four clubs/activities with some form of officer position in at least one or two of them,” one student explains. “Life revolves around school and athletics around here” and “either Greek, clubs, or a sports team involvement is expected here at LC.” Greek life is big on campus, although “Greek organizations are not the stereotypical kind you see on TV. We are all supportive of each other, play intramurals, hang out, and do community service together.” Some students suggest that the student body is mainly divided between “Greeks” and “athletes,” “but there is not much overlap between these groups.” Off campus activities include “hiking, river rafting” as well as “many shopping options.” On campus, the “very active Student Activities Board” works hard to provide students with an array of “events, concerts, and discounted opportunities throughout the city.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
73%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
12

12% join a fraternity
14% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

16% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hornets)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Hornets)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Gay-Straight Alliance

Minority Support Groups

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
24

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Yvonne Dell'Olio
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Phone
434-544-8300

Email
admissions@lynchburg.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Shellenberger Field
Drysdale Student Center
Claytor Nature Study Center
Knight-Capron Library
Schewel Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Blue Ridge Mountains/James River
Lynchburg's downtown historic district
National D-Day Memorial
Blackwater Creek Nature Area
Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M - F and selected Saturdays
8:30 - 5:00
434-544-8300

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Selected Saturday

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@lynchburg.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
High School Senior

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Lynchburg Regional Airport, which is located only minutes from campus, offers flights with US Air Express. Amtrak provides rail service to the City of Lynchburg. The station, which is only a few miles from campus, is located at 825 Kemper Street, Lynchburg, VA 24501.

Local Accommodations
Kirkley Hotel, Sleep Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, Courtyard Marriott, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Select, Ramada Inn, Hilton. Most offer Lynchburg College discounts.
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Key Stats

5,515
Applicants
2,161
Size
67%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists