The U.S. News and World Report released its 2021 Best Colleges rankings on regional universities throughout the United States, and Lenoir-Rhyne University has been recognized as one of the top universities in terms of social mobility, best value and best regional universities in North Carolina and the South.
In terms of best value, LR ranks No. 3 in North Carolina and No. 22 in the South with 100 percent of students receiving grants or scholarships to help defray the cost of tuition, while 83 percent receive need-based aid. When it comes to the final bill, students receive an average discount of 52 percent on the cost of a Lenoir-Rhyne University education.
The university ranks No. 8 in North Carolina and 41st in the South in terms of social mobility with 48 percent of entering students receiving Pell Grants. Pell Grants are typically awarded to families whose annual income is less than $50,000.
The 2021 U.S. News Best Regional Universities recognizes Lenoir-Rhyne University as the No. 4-ranked regional university in the state of North Carolina and No. 42 in the South based on metrics such as student-to-faculty ratio, first-year retention, graduate rates, acceptance rate and more.