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Undergraduate Admission

Your next great adventure begins at Lenoir-Rhyne University. No matter your ambitions, dreams or goals for the future, you’ll find your new home and path to success at LR. Our enrollment counselors are here to help you explore your options from the moment you step on campus. With a wide range of majors and minors that allow you to pursue various interests, as well as multiple graduate school options, you’ll soon discover how life-changing your LR experience will be.


We invite and encourage you to visit Lenoir-Rhyne University. Our staff and students are here to provide tours of our beautiful campus and help you discover the exceptional place that is LRU and the city of Hickory. “It felt like home” is a comment we hear again and again from students when they first visit, and we hope you will feel the same way.


Thank you for considering Lenoir-Rhyne University – we are confident you have made the right choice. We strive to make our admission process as simple as possible. With your convenience in mind, we have outlined a step by step process which should assist you in submitting your application and supporting documentation – and we are here to answer any questions you may have. LR also offers Priority and Early Notification so you can know in a short amount of time if you have been accepted.


At Lenoir-Rhyne University, we recognize that paying for college is a top concern for students and their families. Our staff is here to provide financial aid options and assistance to help all students achieve their educational goals. Goals that we believe Lenoir-Rhyne – as a private, liberal arts, higher education institution founded on a strong Christian values – can provide.


We encourage you to contact an Enrollment Counselor to learn more about Lenoir-Rhyne University. Our Admission team is here to meet one-on-one with prospective students to help make enrollment as easy as possible. Our counselors are happy to provide the information and guidance you need to submit your application, apply for financial aid and scholarships, visit and tour the campus, and learn more about the many opportunities available to new students interested in joining the LR Bear family.


My favorite part about LR are campus resources. Almost anything you need help with academically there is a resource on campus that can help. Résumé writing, math tutoring, interpreters, and the list goes on and on.

International Business & Spanish Major


I chose LR because it was the best overall fit. The recommendations and reputation of the nursing program were unmatched.

Nursing Major


I chose LR for the tight knit community and the learning experience. I transferred from a large institution, where talking to your professor and office hours were rare. Now, I talk to my professors every day of class and get the help I need.

Biology Major

"There are so many things that make LR great. The professors. The size of the campus. The close-knit community feeling...If you want to feel like you’re at home, while not being at home, you definitely want to choose LR."

Psychology Major


Consecutive years of enrollment growth

"The most important thing I’ve learned at LR is to take advantage of the opportunities that we have on campus."

Computer Science & IT Major


Student to Faculty Ratio


LRU faculty with terminal degrees

"As a nursing student at LR, I was blessed to be able to complete two paid internships at magnet hospitals."

Nursing Alumna

Consecutive years of enrollment growth

"At Lenoir-Rhyne, you are more than a student. You are a family member. They are accepting of you regardless of where you come from, your background, or whatever your financial situation."

International Business & Accounting Major


Learn more about the vibrant city of Hickory and all it has to offer LRU students.