About Lynchburg College

Founded in 1903, Lynchburg College. is a college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,079 full time undergraduate students, and 641 full time graduate students.

The Lynchburg College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 192 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lynchburg College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate63%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee30
SAT Range920-1120
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at LC are considered Selective, with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 16% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lynchburg College.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
73%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
65%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
27%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
59%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
36%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
59%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
73%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
77%
“There might be people who do”
9%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
73%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
65%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
27%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
59%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
36%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
59%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
73%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
77%
“There might be people who do”
9%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    52 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    41 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    55 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    57 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    57 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 82 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    56 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    57 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    57 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

Lynchburg College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Lynchburg College?

23 Students rated Lynchburg College

Taya - 05/11/2024

Lynchburg college has a beautiful campus, as well as amazing faculty and staff, the teachers make you feel like an adult and treat you with respect. Teachers also are very understanding and make you feel as if you can talk to them about anything. A beautiful campus with a loving and helpful community.

Samuel - 05/27/2020

The University of Lynchburg (formerly Lynchburg College) is practically my ideal small school setting. In terms of academics, the quality is superior. I am a fellow of the Westover Honors College, a prestigious program that provides a more challenging educational experience for those who seek it. So far, it has enhanced my learning experience, made me more open minded, and allowed me to meet other students who are as eager to learn as I am. In terms of athletics, while our school does not have a football team, we eagerly await home soccer and lacrosse games. Students crowd around the far side of the track to cheer on fellow student-athletes at every home game. I personally participate in varsity level cross country and track and field. The teams I am a part of are nothing short of a second family to me, and I have enjoyed every minute of my experience being a part of them. The facilities at the University of Lynchburg have been updated recently (a new student center and a new dorm facility), and new additions will likely be made in the future. All dining halls and food and drink places are up to date, and there are plenty of options for students looking for nutritional options. The only area I believe my school is lacking in with respect to facilities is the field house we currently use. As a track and field athlete, I am required to use the outdoor track in the cold winter months, because out school does not have a usable indoor track. It would be greatly appreciated by all track and field athletes (as well as athletes from other sports) if the University of Lynchburg supplied its student-athletes with a new field house containing a usable indoor track. Overall, I am very pleased with nearly every aspect of my school. There are very few things I would change, and I have enjoyed my experience thus far. I anxiously await what my coming years at the University of Lynchburg hold both academically and athletically.

Jada - 05/17/2020

Lynchburg was not my first choice, however, a former close friend attended and convinced me to visit. Upon visiting I grew to love the beautiful small campus and list of programs overlooking things that will end up leading to my departure. Ecstatic about my acceptance I was looking forward to making my family members proud and proving naysayers wrong. I am a female African American first-generation college student raised by a single mother. I know the importance of education but in my freshman year, I questioned my intelligence and overall worth. During my time there I experienced a level of racism that mentally I was not equipped to understand. The handful of black people were all acquainted and joined or attended BSA(Black Student Association) meetings to vent. The Trump election fueled the tensions on campus racial slurs were written on doors, we were called monkeys while being denied entrance into a party, and not to mention the several class discussions about how black people should get over discrimination and slavery. I'm glad I finished my freshman year because I developed a sense of resilience however, to this day I refuse to even drive to the city of Lynchburg anymore. Now, after receiving an associate degree from my community college I have been accepted into Averett University. Hopefully, I can achieve my bachelor's and have a better experience after all tuition is too costly to be miserable.

Kendric - 12/28/2019

Lynchburg College is now University of Lynchburg and the most recent and current leadership are expanding major and degree offerings. The campus has diversity; however, the diversity programs/activities available to students fro socialization are limited. The University professors and advisers take the time to get to know the students and provide assistance. Overall, I opine the University of Lynchburg is a great school to attend.

Lynchburg College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Lynchburg College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lynchburg College is 63%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    It most definitly has to be the students decision to decide the right college for him/her. The student knows deep down in their hearts what types of environments are right for them (small cities/ large towns). It's also a good idea for the parent to help make the decision because most of the time they are the one's who are paying but it's the students who have to actually attend the big/small classrooms and live on the campus. The student should also enjoy every minute of their college experience. They will engage with people from various ethnicities/backgrounds and learn new things everyday that will become a part of them for a lifetime. It's a great opportunity for a successful future and life.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    They are white, upperclass children who love depending on their parent's money and couldn't get into a real college so they chose Lynchburg College.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    This is a fantastic school

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about this scool is that there is not much diversity. The majority of the student body is white/ caucasian. It would be nice to have more foreign exchange students, although that is beyond Lynchburg College's control.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    i wish i was more familiar with the dorms.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The Lack on communication between professors and students about test, projects, etc.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who is looking for a big campus and extremly large classrooms should not attend this college. It is a moderate sized friendly campus with small classroom sizes for interaction between professors and students.

    Read all  7 answers
  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The opprotunities here. There are so many opprotunities to get involved in something of interest to you. If there's nothing already established on campus you are interested in, you can work with the administration to get something started. This school is very open to new ideas and trying things new ways.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It is like its own community where people work together and rely on one another.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People who are looking for a small homey feel. There is a mixture or all differnt types of people you just have to look. It is a good place for people who feel a little lost and need some direction in there life.

    Read all  5 answers
  12. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Starting answering! at LC we have greek life, international student organizations, clubs, intramural sports, choir groups many more activities that will cautivate you just take at look at Lynchburg College webpage !!

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag most about how small and beautiful my campus, the fact that my largest class consist of 25 students is amazing. Here, at Lynchburg College we are not a school, we are family.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I personally love LC because everyone is so nice! One problem I did have in the beginning was finding stuff to do on the weekend, but once you find a group of friends it is easy to find something to do. The class sizes are small enough where the teachers know your name, and large enough where the class can have different discussions with a variety of opinions. It really helps to get involved on campus and there is always something to get involved in.

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  15. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I was an emotional reck when I graduated high school. There was now ay that I would be able to handle myself at college all by myself. My mother passed away unexpectadly my senior year of high school and after that, nothing mattered to me anymore. I needed a life changing experience, one that would change me for the better. When I came to Lynchburg College, I had that life changing experience. That is what Lynchburg is known for; the college that changes lives.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    I don't consider the academics at LC very challenging, but it is different. There are deadlines, and the readings and essays are longer. However the information learned is different than high school, because it can be related to the real world.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    guys at Lynchburg College are awesome we rock !!! we all are a community LC is awesome...

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  18. What are your classes like?

    Classes at Lynchburg College are very dynamic, students interact with their professors, the professors are very friendly, they explain to the students and let them lead discussions which make students be open to debates in class. I really like my classes at Lc because the environment on them is great!

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  19. Tell us about your professors.

    It is nice that all the professors know your name and can have an actual discussion with you. It makes you feel like you matter, and not like your are just one out of the 25 students. The only downside is they get on your back about assignments and grades, which has its pluses and minuses.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Sports are very important at LC. You don't even have to play them to get involved. Everyone attends the games and sometimes they even give out t-shirts. The sports teams here are also very successful and hardworking. It is fun to be on a team, and to watch other teams win.

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

2,079

Total Undergrad Enrollment

641

Total Grad Students

30%

Out-Of-State

69%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

100

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

62%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
12%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
72%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Lynchburg College receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 70% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$36,620

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$10,120

Room and Board

47,740

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$20,059
$30 - $48K
$20,497
$48 - $75K
$21,810
$75 - $110K
$22,720
$110K & UP
$26,478

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