Lynchburg, founded in 1903, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 214-acre campus with colonial style architecture is located in Lynchburg, 120 miles west of Richmond.

Website: www.lynchburg.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,048
Undergraduate
Students
(60.7%) 1,243 Women
(39.3%) 805 Men
760
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 4,880 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.43
SAT Math
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,580
Tuition and Fees
$39,530
Room and Board
$10,800
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$29,360
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,290
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
162
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Lynchburg Population
77,113
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
72% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Hornets
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
10.4% Black/African-American
4.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.8% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students
2.0% from 11 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives   1

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1501 Lakeside Drive
City, State, Zip
Lynchburg, VA 24501-3199
Phone
(434) 544-8300
Fax
(434) 544-8653
E-mail
admissions@lynchburg.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 4,880 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 3,026 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 1,854 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
626 (17%) of 3,638 admitted students enrolled
Women
372 (16%) of 2,280 admitted students enrolled
Men
254 (19%) of 1,358 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.43
3.75 and Above
36%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
510-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
26%
Score of 18 - 23
61%
Score of 12 - 17
10%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 0%
Top quarter: 0%
Top half: 0%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$53,580
Tuition and Fees
$39,530
Room and Board
$10,800
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,050
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003720
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
499 (92.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
431 (86.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
431 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
116 (26.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$29,360
Need-Based Gift
Received by 431 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,691
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 332 (77.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,465
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 97 (22.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
105 (19.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,157

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,646 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,497 (91.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,497 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
329 (22.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$28,781
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,496 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,227
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,220 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,381
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 259 (17.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
424 (22.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,983

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,290
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,347
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
162
Part-Time Faculty
108
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
53%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 74% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
491,766
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
300
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Music
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Medical Science, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Lynchburg Population
77,113
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
264 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.7 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
72% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
22%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Hornets
School Colors
Crimson and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
rugby, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student activities board, enrollment student ambassadors, emergency services, greek life
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,048
Women
1,243 (60.7%)
Men
805 (39.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,928
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
10.4% Black/African-American
4.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.8% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students.
2.0% from 11 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
760

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
57.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
59.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Average Starting Salary
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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