At Lenoir-Rhyne, learning goes beyond what’s taught in the classroom so that you can build the skills, lifelong friendships and resilience to overcome life’s challenges with confidence.
LR is committed to providing an inclusive, safe, healthy and supportive campus environment where you can live, learn, work and thrive.
A Great Place to Live, Learn & Grow
Lenoir-Rhyne University isn't just a great place to learn.
It's a place where you will make lifelong friendships, pursue interests and have experiences that will shape you into a person who is strong, kind and can take on the world with confidence.
Residential Life & Housing
LR offers a variety of residential housing options for first-year and upperclassmen housing ranging from apartment-style single rooms and suites for upperclassman to double-occupancy rooms for first-year students.
You can also choose from specialized housing options, including residential learning communities — our Global Village, honors housing and first-generation housing. Greek housing is available for students to strengthen and grow their fraternity and sorority organizations on campus.Learn About Residence Life at LR
Lenoir-Rhyne is unique because if you take one step out of your comfort zone, you’ll be rewarded with so many opportunities. I’ve done more at LR than I could’ve possibly done at any other place.
Health & Wellness
College is a time for change, exploration and growth. Our health and wellness programs are here to enhance the wellbeing of students by empowering you to make informed, healthy lifestyle choices, become more resilient and help you reach your full potential as a successful member of the campus community.
We follow a wellness-based model and provide services to support the bodies, minds and emotional well-being of students. As a student, you are eligible to use health, counseling and disability services at no additional cost.Learn About Health & Wellness
Diversity & Inclusion
As a growing university, we encourage members from all backgrounds, who bring with them a desire for excellence, integrity, care and curiosity, to join our campus family.
We encourage students, faculty, staff to reach beyond what has always been comfortable and stretch to learn about the many cultures and people that surround them.
We strive for a campus climate in which all members are able to freely express their culture and ethnicity.
It is through meaningful interactions with those who do not look like us nor share similar backgrounds, where we as a community are better equipped to understand who we are and ultimately who we can become. By valuing these differences and all that we share, you learn how to interact effectively with a wide variety of people, which builds community and prepares you for the working world.Learn About Diversity & Inclusion
Leadership & Service
You can enrich your college experience and grow as a leader by getting involved on campus and working to make the university a more engaged, inclusive and equitable community.
Along the way, you can develop valuable leadership skills and experience that you can list on your résumé. With more than 60 student organizations, community service opportunities, research, academic honor societies and more, there is no limit to all that is available to you to apply what you learn in the classroom to the real world.
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Religious & Spiritual Life
Our long history with the Lutheran faith resonates in everything we do at Lenoir-Rhyne.
While rooted in the faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we welcome students from all backgrounds and beliefs. Our campus community is religiously diverse, bringing traditions and ideals from around the world. Here you will be welcomed and find a home away from home.Learn About Religious & Spiritual Life
Lenoir-Rhyne is committed to providing a safe campus environment for all members of the university.
Learn more about campus safety at LR, view our security and fire safety report and find resources to help keep you safe on- and off-campus.View Campus Safety
Each of our campuses has its own distinct character and history.
Hickory Campus: Founded in 1891, the college sits on a 56-acre track one-mile north of the Hickory business district. Its lush-green grounds highlight the beautiful architecture of the campus buildings.
Asheville Campus: Lenoir-Rhyne resides on 36 Montford Avenue in the heart of Asheville, N.C. This provides our graduate students with easy access to all the amenities and recreational opportunities available.
Columbia Campus: The Center for Graduate Studies of Columbia, S.C., is surrounded by mature trees and wide walkways, Columbia offers room for quiet reflection and is close to all the amenities Columbia has to offer.
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary: Located in Columbia, S.C, LTSS is a vibrant part of our Columbia campus, which it shares with the Center for Graduate Studies.