Lynchburg College

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg College is a private college located in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. It was founded by Dr. Josephus Hopwood in the year 1903. The college's main campus spreads across an area of more than 210 acres. Lynchburg College offers a number of graduate, undergraduate, and pre-professional programs in over 30 major and 40 minor degrees. The college is divided into the following schools:

  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Communication and the Arts
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • School of Sciences

Lynchburg College competes in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Their teams are known as the Hornets. The Hornets participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer.

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Lynchburg College
1501 Lakeside Dr
Lynchburg , VA 24501-3199
General Phone: (434) 544-8100

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Lynchburg College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching166curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, teacher education, English teaching, health teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching ...
Liberal Arts80French language, Spanish language, English, social services, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, history ...
Business and Management70business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Media54communication studies
Therapy and Counseling43psychology, community health services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine32registered nursing
Science30biology, biomedical sciences, exercise physiology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Medical Administration11public health education
Art Studies11art studies
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy, religion

Number of programs and degrees for Lynchburg College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree41238
Master's degree1419

Lynchburg College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lynchburg College had a total enrollment of 2,490 students (2,300 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 37%
20-21 31%
22-24 13%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Lynchburg College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 93 %

Lynchburg College Room and Board (2007)

Lynchburg College offers campus housing for 1,720 of its 2,300 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Lynchburg College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460560
SAT Math450570
SAT Writing460560
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT30%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lynchburg College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,105
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,105
Room and board $ 7,570
Room charge $ 3,820
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,750
Books and supplies $ 750
Other expenses $ 800

Financial Aid:
Lynchburg College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 372000)

Lynchburg College Faculty

Lynchburg College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2727
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1325

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$79,01911$73,988
Associate professoracademic year25$62,22523$60,336
Assistant professoracademic year28$53,83940$50,741
Instructoracademic year5$45,5945$40,833
All faculty totalacademic year82$63,26379$56,144

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

Lynchburg College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Baseball Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Track Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Lynchburg College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

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

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Music, General

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

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

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Exercise Physiology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Psychology, General

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