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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 reason for coming to Lenoir-Rhyne was the chance to continue my lacrosse career at the next level. What got me to stay at LR was the family like atmosphere and the endless opportunities for me to grow as an individual, while developing lifelong friendships.



There was some indescribable impulse drawing me to the school. In retrospect, I can say that the decision was an incredibly good one. LR was the perfect fit: a reasonable distance from home, a well-established biology program, and a small, intimate campus atmosphere. In other words, a second home.



I am the first person in my family that will be graduating college. I'm here because I want to prove to my siblings, family, and friends that just because you come from a modest background doesn't mean that you cannot accomplish your dreams.

Class of 2016

"LR has given me so many opportunities and has always made me feel like part of the family. I am lucky to have the opportunity to learn and grow at the University I get to call home."


Consecutive years of enrollment growth

“The admissions staff at LRU has done a great job of providing financial aid and scholarship opportunities and helping to make my education affordable.”


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New campus renovation projects in the past 12 months

“Being able to get involved on campus has helped me step out of my comfort zone and made me feel a part of the Bear’s family.”
Consecutive years of enrollment growth

“I was in 9th grade when I first visited Lenoir-Rhyne. I remember getting off the bus and seeing all the flowers in full bloom. I said to a classmate, ‘This is where I am going to go to school’. It felt like home and I just knew.”


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