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Lenoir-Rhyne University strives to offer exceptional academic programs to meet the evolving needs of our students. Over 50 undergraduate majors and nearly 30 graduate programs are available for students to choose from. Classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty who are passionate about teaching. Class sizes are small, with a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, to allow for individualized attention. The challenging academic coursework is supported by internships, mentor opportunities, work study, and study abroad programs designed to enhance the learning experience.



Broyhill Institute for Leadership

The Broyhill Institute for Leadership provides students with opportunities to develop leadership skills both on and off campus.

Bridges to Dreams

The Bridges to Dreams program allows current LR undergraduate students, through dual enrollment, to work toward completion of a graduate degree while still completing an undergraduate degree.

Engaged Scholars

The Engaged Scholars Program encourages and supports participation in forms of academic development, active learning, and leadership development that extends beyond the traditional classroom.

Honors Academy

The Honors Academy is a program that challenges students to push themselves in each of Lenoir-Rhyne’s four core values: Excellence, Curiosity, Integrity, and Care.

Lineberger Fellows

The Lineberger Fellows program is designed to recognize, support, and celebrate the many achievements of highly motivated and talented Lenoir-Rhyne University students.

Teaching Scholars

This highly competitive program is for applicants with a strong record of academic excellence and a deep desire to serve students through a career in teaching.

Nursing Scholars

The Nursing Scholars Program enhances the undergraduate experience of LRU’s high-performing students with an interest in earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Honors Societies

Lenoir-Rhyne offers an array of honors societies in various fields that recognize excellence among exceptional students.


Honor Societies

Honor societies recognize academically gifted students while providing learning and leadership opportunities beyond the classroom.

Reese Institute

The Reese Institute for the Conservation of Natural Resources allows students to participate in a curriculum that honors the importance of combining conservation with responsible economic development.

Solmaz Institute

The Solmaz Institute of LRU offers clinic services, outreach programs and interdisciplinary internship opportunities for students in the College of Health Sciences.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is a critical part of the student learning experience at LR. Opportunities for students to create and present their independent work are plentiful and are key components in practically every academic program.


Internships allow students to network with local and region professionals, establishing important contacts who may serve as references and resources for students in the future.

Community Service

Promoting responsible leadership for service in the world is an integral part of our mission at LRU.

Lohr Learning Commons

Located in the Carl A. Rudisill Library, the Lohr Learning Commons provides a suite of academic services, learning and computer labs, co-curricular programs, and enrichment opportunities.

Study Abroad

Expand your educational experience by studying abroad. Visit a new country, meet interesting people, learn a new language, and immerse yourself in a new and exciting culture.

Visiting Writers Series (VWS)

In addition to public speaking events, LR students can attend private interview sessions conducted in the classroom to meet and talk with renowned authors from around the globe.

LR Playmakers

Theatre students take an active role in the LR’s Playmakers gaining invaluable experience in all aspects of production including performance, technology, design, direction, and management.

Music Opportunities

Through the LR Music Department, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of music opportunities – improving upon their own skills while gaining valuable performance experience.

Student Media

Lenoir-Rhyne News is the media outlet of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Students gain firsthand experience in media production, develop skills, build résumés, and network with local professionals.

Institute for Faith and Learning

The Institute for Faith and Learning at LRU endeavors to provide programming that contributes to and enriches “a culture of the intellect” that is theologically based and directed to Christians of all traditions.

Leadership Programs

LRU offers a variety of innovative and challenging programs to prepare students to lead in the 21st century,

The Alex Lee Career and Professional Development Center

The Center offers students and alumni individualized career counseling, internships, work study jobs, networking opportunities, and more.

Center for Commercial and Social Entrepreneurship

From legal assistance and patents to mentorships and funding, the CCSE aims to support entrepreneurs in their establishment of innovative, profitable businesses.


The Lenoir-Rhyne convocation program showcases a comprehensive menu of speakers, activities and experiences that drive learning beyond the traditional classroom.

Creative Expression

Students can explore their creativity through a variety of avenues, such as submitting and publishing their work in the campus literary magazine.