Transform Your Future
At Lenoir-Rhyne University, you receive a liberal arts education that will sharpen your talents, widen your vision and prepare you to embrace your passion after graduation.
Our students have opportunities that allow them to pursue meaningful experiences and build lives that reflect the spirit of determination, innovativeness and community at LR.
At LR, you have limitless opportunities inside and outside of the classroom to be challenged and to grow through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad or leadership opportunities within student organizations.
Discover your future at LR.
Apply Now for Early Consideration
Your application is the first step to qualify for merit scholarships and financial assistance, as well as eligibility for the Lenoir-Rhyne Promise, a statewide tuition discount program. Apply by the Early Notification Deadline of November 13 and receive an admission notification by November 30.Apply Now
Unlock Your Potential
Discover Research Beyond the Textbook
Academic discovery and creative inquiry are crucial to student success and preparation to enter the workforce. LR offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research. For example, three student-athletes enhanced their resumes with the development of a 40-yard dash timer. Learn More →
Expand Your Horizons Through Study Abroad
International study is one of the initiatives encouraged at LR. These experiences offer invaluable opportunities to network, learn about other cultures and consider a career abroad. Learn More →
Develop Critical Thinking Skills and Achieve Academic Excellence
Today’s students must seek to achieve academic excellence. It’s more than making good grades. It’s the development of intellectual capacities and critical thinking skills that can be applied after graduation. Learn how LR students are managing an investment portfolio to gain experience. Learn More →
Pursue Passions Beyond the Classroom
Through hands-on opportunities LR students are making a mark as they gain experience and understand the value of experiential learning through internships. Learn More →
Making a College Degree More Affordable
The Lenoir-Rhyne Promise is a guaranteed financial aid package worth at least half the cost of tuition for full-time undergraduate first-year and transfer students who meet the following requirements:
- Resident of North Carolina*
- 3.5 or higher high school GPA for first-year students*
- 3.5 or higher college GPA and 30 earned credit hours for transfer students from an accredited North Carolina community college*
*All criteria must be met at time of admittance to qualify for the LR Promise.
Visit Lenoir-Rhyne Virtually
See What Makes LR Different
Explore the opportunities that await you at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Although nothing can replace the moment of seeing our campus in person, for your safety, we invite you to learn more about life at Bear Nation though a virtual event.
Designed as a virtual open house, our fall events help you discover the best of LR in three hours. Explore your academic interests, learn more about student involvement opportunities and discuss your next steps. Plus, you’ll receive a student-guided virtual campus tour.