Lenoir Rhyne University

Overview of Lenoir Rhyne University

Hickory, NC is home to Lenoir - Rhyne. Hickory is a small city. Students select the school partly because it is a Evangelical Lutheran Church school. Lenoir - Rhyne is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Students at Lenoir - Rhyne can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in nutrition and exercise therapy.

Lenoir - Rhyne Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 580.


Lenoir - Rhyne has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

The school has 1,626 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008).

Student Life

Lenoir - Rhyne has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Lenoir - Rhyne values student athletics, and belongs to the South Atlantic Conference, South Atlantic Conference, South Atlantic Conference, South Atlantic Conference.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Lenoir - Rhyne

Lenoir-Rhyne University
625 7th Avenue NE
Hickory , NC 28601
General Phone: (828) 328-1741

Lenoir - Rhyne Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching61education, education of hearing impaired, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, art education, business teaching, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy53health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Business and Management53business, business management, accounting, accounting and management, finance, international business, MIS, management science, marketing ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine39registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling24psychology, counseling psychology
Liberal Arts21German language, French language, Spanish language, Latin language, English, liberal arts and sciences, international studies, social services, economics, ...
Science17biology, chemistry, physics
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, religion, religious studies, philosophy and religious studies, religious music
Family and Social Work13child development, human services, community organization
Media9communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, information science
Fine Arts3fine arts
Design2graphic design
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies
Music1music, music performance, various music studies
Art Studies1arts management
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Medical Support and Technology0physician assistant, clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Lenoir - Rhyne in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree28473
Master's degree369
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

Lenoir - Rhyne Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lenoir - Rhyne had a total enrollment of 1,626 students (1,746 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 8%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 35%
20-21 27%
22-24 15%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina78%
South Carolina4%
(International Students)1%

Lenoir - Rhyne Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Lenoir - Rhyne Room and Board (2007)

Lenoir - Rhyne offers campus housing for 849 of its 1,746 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Hickory, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lenoir - Rhyne Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440550
SAT Math460580
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lenoir - Rhyne Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,070
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,070
Room and board $ 8,150
Room charge $ 4,150
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,750

Financial Aid:
Lenoir - Rhyne participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 294100)

Lenoir - Rhyne Faculty

Lenoir - Rhyne has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$60,919
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*8$59,178

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$61,20313$58,418
Associate professoracademic year10$54,7946$57,139
Assistant professoracademic year18$51,30814$49,268
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year48$56,15735$53,588

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lenoir - Rhyne Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football South Atlantic Conference
Basketball South Atlantic Conference
Baseball South Atlantic Conference
Track South Atlantic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports131730

Lenoir - Rhyne Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Psychology Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Lenoir - Rhyne Apart:

Number of students
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 7%Lenoir - Rhyne % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 9%Lenoir - Rhyne Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 10%Lenoir - Rhyne Number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 17%Lenoir - Rhyne % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 19%Lenoir - Rhyne Salaries of full-time faculty

checked Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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