University of Lynchburg Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Lynchburg Admissions Overview:

Admissions at the University of Lynchburg are moderately selective; in 2016, the school had an acceptance rate of 64%. Students will need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, along with an application form and high school transcripts. While letters of recommendation and a personal essay are not required, they are strongly encouraged.

Admissions Data (2016):

University of Lynchburg Description:

Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is a private, four-year university affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The 214-acre campus is located in Lynchburg, Virginia, about 120 miles from Richmond and 180 miles from Washington, D.C. Randolph College and Liberty University are each within a few miles of campus. Lynchburg supports just under 3,000 students with a student / faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The college offers 39 undergraduate majors with 52 minors, as well as 13 pre-professional programs and many graduate programs. Students stay engaged outside of the classroom through participation in a host of student clubs and organizations such as the Paintball Club, a Gaming Society, and a Spades club. Lynchburg is also home to club and intramural teams including Texas Hold 'Em Tournaments, Whiffle Ball, and HALO Tournaments. As for intercollegiate athletics, the Lynchburg Hornets compete in the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with 9 men’s, 10 women’s, and 2 coed varsity sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,720 (2,079 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,620
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,120
  • Other Expenses: $2,120
  • Total Cost: $49,860

University of Lynchburg Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,730
    • Loans: $6,904

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Health Promotion, Nursing, Psychology, Teacher Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Tennis, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Lacrosse, Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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