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Academics

Beneath the Blue Ridge mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia, the University of Lynchburg students an “academic environment [that] is the perfect level of challenge and excitement.” Lynchburg is “huge on community service” and opportunities on and around campus make it easy for students to “get out there and get involved in the local community.” Students enjoy a “friendly environment” among peers who are “willing to help you out when needed.” Students say that the academic environment is convivial, classes are “very discussion based and allow for conversation.” Students appreciate that “class sizes are so small” and explain that this means “participation is necessary” from everyone. A low student-to-faculty ratio also means that it is “very easy to ask questions during class and meet with your professors” outside of class hours. One student in Lynchburg’s well-regarded nursing program tells us “we have incredible faculty members who are caring, compassionate, and experienced. They go above and beyond for us each day to make us the best nurses possible.” Lynchburg boasts “other amazing programs such as Exercise Physiology, Biology, Teaching, [and] Business,” all of which “are backed by the liberal arts education that allows us to expand our thinking and look at the world in a broader view.” “I have been given nothing but support and encouragement throughout my time in the program,” one student tells us. This nurturing atmosphere helps students become “the best version of ourselves.” It isn’t uncommon to hear students say, “I wasn’t very successful academically in high school but I have done extremely well in college. I would attribute that to the professors” who offer plenty of office hours to get in contact with them, as well as most classes having a class tutor with weekly study sessions to help you along with the class.”

Student Body

Many identify their peers as “primarily Caucasian, wealthy, athletes” who are “friendly and willing to work together and help each other out.” Students agree that “a good portion” of Lynchburg students hail “from Northern states (e.g., Delaware, Maryland) while the majority are from Virginia or neighboring states.” But they are quick to point out that diversity on campus is on the rise. Lynchburg is “beginning to have more cultural diversity,” one student tells us. “Most of my friends are from other states or sometimes other countries,” another points out. Lynchburg students are “open to ideas and accepting to others” while extending their welcoming Southern hospitality. Students will “hold the door for you and give you a sincere smile as you walk by them on the way to class.” “I never walk to class without saying hey to at least three people,” another student boasts. “Everyone is very helping,” one student explains. “If someone is not able to help you with a homework question or a project then they will find you someone that can. It does feel like one giant family here.”

Campus Life

There is plenty going on around the University of Lynchburg campus to keep students busy. “Our inboxes are bombarded with everything going on throughout our campus,” one students explains. During the week “most people go to class and then have meetings for clubs,” which are well attended at Lynchburg. “Very often, students are involved in at least two campus organizations,” and it is a great way for them to get involved in the community: “Students spend a great deal of their outof-class time working on planning events, service, and projects for these organizations.” Athletics are popular on campus and “nearly 1 in 5 students is involved in Greek Life.” Students say they can “always fill any free time...exploring the city of Lynchburg,” where they can check out “a movie, trampoline parks, skating rinks” or catch a bite downtown where “the restaurants and bars ... are absolutely amazing.” Outside the city, students can explore the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where there are “lots of opportunities for hiking, cave diving, and rafting.”

Overview

Applicants
3,937
Acceptance Rate
97%
Average HS GPA
3.36

GPA Breakdown

29%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 605
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 480
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
270
with Terminal Degree
204

136
Women
134
Men
13
Minority
4
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
52%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

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.

  • 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 PROGRAMS.

  • 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.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, 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 Other
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dr. Percy Wooton
Former president of the American Medical Association

Catherine German West
COO & Associate Director, 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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
52%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

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
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,766

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,512

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,399

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,076

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$26,000

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,560
Required Fees
$970
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$700

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,800
Comprehensive Fee

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 SEOG

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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,086
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

1.51%
Asian
10.68%
African-American
4.79%
Hispanic
75.87%
Caucasian
2.12%
Unknown
1.36%
International

61% female
39% male
29% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
74%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

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

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Julia Timmons

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
10

12% join a fraternity
12% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

18% 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

61/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Yvonne Dell'Olio
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Phone
800.426.8101

Email
admissions@lynchburg.edu

Experience College Life

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

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Blue Ridge Mountains/Appalachian Trail
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
800.426.8101

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 American Airlines. Amtrak and Greyhound provide rail and bus service, respectively, to the City of Lynchburg.

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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