Lynchburg College

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1501 Lakeside Drive

Lynchburg, VA 24501

Phone: (434) 544-8100
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#32 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Lynchburg College is a private institution that was founded in 1903. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,211, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 214 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lynchburg College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 32. Its tuition and fees are $33,565 (2013-14).

Lynchburg College is a small, residential school in southern Virginia. About 60 percent of students are female, and all students must live on campus until their senior year, unles0s they commute from a parent’s home or are over the age of 25. The Lynchburg College sports teams compete in the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). In addition to its residential campus, the college also operates the Claytor Nature Study Center, an outdoor classroom of sorts where students can research, camp, and explore. For road trips from Lynchburg, Va., Richmond is about 135 miles from campus and Washington, D.C. is about a 180-mile ride away. Notable alumni of Lynchburg College include Percy Wootton, former president of the American Medical Association; Mike Marchetti, former IT director at Yahoo!; and Andy Warren, entertainment manager of Walt Disney World Entertainment.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Lynchburg College develops students with strong character and balanced perspectives, preparing them for intelligent and wholehearted participation in a global society and for effective leadership in all dimensions of life. The College offers extensive experiential learning opportunities, including service learning, study abroad, internships, collaborative student/faculty research, and student teaching. Student benefit from such unique facilities as the 470-acre Claytor Nature Study Center, a cadaver lab, the Belk astronomical observatory, and Schewel Hall (featuring the latest technology for communication studies, business, and modern languages programs).

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1903
Religious affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $74,636,284


When applying to Lynchburg College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is November 15. The application fee at Lynchburg College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.3 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Lynchburg College is 11:1, and the school has 63.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lynchburg College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 47%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 15%
Social Sciences 15%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 10%
Education 9%

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Student Life

Lynchburg College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,211, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 77 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 23 percent of students live off campus. Lynchburg College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,756
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Lynchburg College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Lynchburg College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lynchburg College.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Lynchburg College, 75.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,268.

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Tuition and fees $33,565 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,080 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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