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Here are some of our most frequently-asked questions. Don’t see your question on the list? Don’t be shy! Send us an email, or pick up the phone. We’d be happy to help. You can call 800 277 5721 or click here to email admissions.
Freshman applicants must graduate from high school with four units of English, three in mathematics (Algebra I and II and geometry), one in lab science, one in American history, and two in a foreign language. An average of four preparatory courses each year is required. Prospective nursing majors must have one year of chemistry.
Transfer applicants must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average). If fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of college work have been completed, high schools records will also be reviewed.
A complete freshman admissions file for LR will include an application, official high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, and a list of senior classes.
Transfer students should have on file an application and official copies of transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Additional information on meeting admission requirements can be acquired from the Office of Enrollment Management either through the university web site or by calling 1-800-277-5721.
Where can I get more information about the majors and courses offered at LR?
LR offers 60 majors in a variety of career fields. Our Academic Programs page is a wonderful resource for all academic program/course related links.
Is there an application deadline for LR?
LR operates on a rolling admissions standard. This means that students are considered for admittance all year-round. However, the earlier a student applies, the better choice he or she will have for financial aid options, housing choices and other new student items. Students may apply online. There is a $35 application fee.
How can I find out about orientation?
The Office of Enrollment Management holds several orientation and registration sessions throughout the year. Once a student is admitted, information will be mailed out regarding orientation sessions. See our Come to an Event page for details.
Where can I find a map or directions should I choose to visit?
See our maps and directions page and look at the various options. Students can visit during scheduled events such as Open Houses or we'd be happy to schedule a personalized, individual visit that suits your schedule. Just give us a call at 1-800-277-5721.
What programs do you have for gifted and talented students?
LR provides opportunities for gifted and talented students through our rich and challenging Honors Program. This program is designed to provide an enhanced collegiate experience for creative, highly motivated, and talented students.
Small classes, excellent teaching, exciting co-curricular programming and international study opportunities are the heart of the LR Honors Program. For details, check out the Honors Program web page.
How can I apply for an Honors Scholarship?
To be considered for a competitive Honors Scholarship, high school seniors should apply for admission before December of their senior year. Students who are accepted by the first of December will be notified by Enrollment Management if they qualify to compete for one of these prestigious scholarships.
Can you describe your athletics program?
Athletic and academic excellence go hand in hand at LR. We field 20 Bears’ intercollegiate teams. You’ll love the electricity in the air as our Bears take on NCAA Division II rivals from the South Atlantic Conference (SAC).
Varsity teams include: MEN'S football, baseball, basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, track and field, golf and soccer and WOMEN'S basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, softball, golf, soccer, swimming, track and field, tennis, and volleyball. A co-ed cheerleading squad also helps cheer on the Bear teams! Check out our athletics web site.
Can I apply on-line?
Yes, and it's secure! Click here.
Do you have the current catalog available on-line?
Yes! It's on the LR web site. Click here.
Who accredits LR?
Lenoir-Rhyne University's accreditations can be found here.
Tell me about housing.
Students who have been accepted and have paid the enrollment deposit will complete an online Housing Preference Form in late spring. Students indicate their preferences regarding sleep and study habits, as well as specific residence hall choices. The Student Life Office matches roommates based on this information and assigns rooms. Residence hall choices are honored based on date of receipt of enrollment deposits, and students usually receive their roommate and residence hall assignments in mid-July.
Why do students feel safe at LR?
The safety of our students is a top priority at LR. We employ Security Officers 24/7, and the campus is located in a safe, residential area of the community. Campus emergency phones and enhanced campus lighting are just some of the ways we keep our students safe.
What about Greek life, clubs and other organizations?
Another area of interest for many prospective students is Greek life and organizational involvement. There are almost 50 clubs and organizations at LR including fraternities and sororities, professional and honorary societies, music and performance groups, athletic and religious clubs and much more!
What if I need extra help with some of my classes?
Just ask. Tutoring, individual meetings with professors, and services provided by the Office of Student Success and the Learning Commons are all available to help you be successful academically. Workshops on Study Skills, a Writing Center, a Speech Lab, and many other services are available free of charge. For more info on the Learning Commons, click here.
Will credits earned at LR transfer to another institution?
Acceptance of credits earned at LRU is a decision that will be made by the institution receiving the credits. If credits are being taken for transfer, the student should work closely with the receiving institution to ensure that appropriate coursework is taken. LRU makes no claim or guarantee that credits earned will transfer to another institution.
Does enrollment at LR or completion of an LR degree program guarantee me employment in my chosen career?
Although enrollment at LR or completion of a degree program does not guarantee employment, our Career Center and Alumni Office will be happy to assist you in your job search.