Lenoir-Rhyne University

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Lenoir-Rhyne University can be found in Hickory, NC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Lenoir-Rhyne University has an enrollment of nearly 2,900 students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at Lenoir-Rhyne University. A score between 970 to 1170 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Lenoir-Rhyne University average GPA (2.89 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 78% of all students that apply are admitted to Lenoir-Rhyne University, from which 13% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at lr.edu.

Overall Lenoir-Rhyne University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lenoir-Rhyne University was reported as 77.9% in Fall 2020 with over 4,790 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Lenoir-Rhyne University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Lenoir-Rhyne University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lenoir-Rhyne University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 70.1%
  • 2017-2018: 73.9%
  • 2018-2019: 73.9%
  • 2019-2020: 77.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.8%

How Does Lenoir-Rhyne University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lenoir-Rhyne University is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Davidson College18.1%
Belmont Abbey College80.7%
Gardner-Webb University66.7%
Lees-McRae College54.8%
Johnson C Smith University47.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lenoir-Rhyne University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 590
Math490 - 580
Total Score970 - 1170
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math18 - 25
Composite Score18 - 24
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