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Hickory, N.C.; Asheville, N.C.; Columbia, S.C.; and Online Programs

Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution that serves 2,686+ students and offers 50+ undergraduate degree programs and 20+ graduate degree programs. 

Our main campus is in Hickory, North Carolina, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered.

The university also offers graduate degree programs on our campuses in Asheville, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina. Our seminary, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, is also in Columbia. LR is affiliated with the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and welcomes students from all religious denominations.

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15:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
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$30M
Provided in student financial aid each year
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News & Events

Chad Rimmer appears via Zoom on the large screen at Q&A session in Belk Centrum

Keeping the lines of communication open, the Rev Dr. Chad Rimmer took questions from LTSS alumni to provide updates and clarity about the seminary's upcoming relocation.

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Carly York displays the cover of her book Queens of the Jungle

From the leading lion to a superhero octopus, biology professor Carly York, Ph.D., shares the animal kingdom's most amazing female species in her new book.

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