Admissions Process

Applying for college can be a little intimidating, but your Enrollment Counselor should help to take most of the stress out of the process.Think of them as your go-to resource throughout the process, there with you every step of the way.

Admission Requirements

Our job is to identify, enroll, and retain motivated and qualified students who are committed to leadership, the liberal arts, and a desire to develop as a whole person, and to assist them in seeking resources to achieve their educational goals. We seek students with intellectual curiosity, the capacity for achievement, desirable personal qualities and special talents.

Ready to take the next step?

The best way to start finding out about LRU is through ConnectLR. Create an account on ConnectLR and we can keep you informed about opportunities to visit, upcoming events, and other information that can help you discover more about LRU. Just Click Here to connect!
The best way to find out how truly amazing LRU really is, is to visit our campus and experience it for yourself. Whether you set up a personal visit, attend one of our open houses, you are just one step away from seeing for yourself what an incredible community LRU is. Click Here to schedule your visit to LRU.
One of the biggest steps to becoming a Bear is, of course, the application! It's a big step, but we're there if you need any help to take it. All that's left for you to do at this point, is to apply now!
Creating an account on ConnectLR is a great way to stay in touch with us. We’ll be in contact with you via phone, email and snail mail (we promise not to become annoying). If your information changes (i.e. address, email, etc.) update your information in ConnectLR so you don’t miss out. In ConnectLR you can apply, see your registrations for events and watch the status of your application.
As soon as your decision comes in, you are in possession of something truly special- a spot in the Lenoir-Rhyne University Class of 2019. Unfortunately, we love the small town feeling that makes LRU what it is- which means that we can't leave that spot open forever and for everyone. There is a way for you to reserve your spot though! Once you complete your enrollment deposit there's nothing left to worry about! You are an LR Bear, the only thing that stands between you and the rest of Lenoir-Rhyne is time!
The staff in the Office of Residence Life are incredible at what they do, when they reach out to you for Housing Arrangements (typically in late March) make sure to respond as fast as possible! You may have reserved a spot on campus with your deposit, but now's you chance to get a say in where that spot will be!
You'll receive emails about our Advising & Registration Days throughout the spring, it's your time to Register for Classes! When registration is open, you'll find it listed with the Admission Events.
As far as the Admission component of the Lenoir-Rhyne journey is concerned, that's pretty much all there is to it! You still have a few years ahead of you at LRU, but if you've made it this far- you've done it. You can call yourself a Bear

Applying for Admission

If you aren't a first-time college student, we have information that may fit your needs a little better.

You can even get in contact with our Admissions Staff at (828) 328-7300, (800) 277-5721 or They will be happy to get you exactly the information that you need!

After Admission

Upon notification of admission, students will be asked to submit an enrollment deposit by May 1.

There's no time like the present

There is no such thing as the "perfect answer," the "right resume," or the "best credentials" when it comes to applying for college. Our job is to do everything that we can to see you become the best student you can possibly be. So don't overthink your application, we want to see who you truly are. It's just that simple.