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Details for Lenoir-Rhyne University


Lenoir College was founded in 1891 by four Lutheran pastors. It was  named Lenoir-Rhyne in 1923 in honor of Daniel E. Rhyne, a benefactor. A comprehensive private liberal arts institution, the school remains under the auspices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 

Read more about Lenoir-Rhyne University in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: No Information
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1320-1650
ACT Score: 18-23
6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
Acceptance Rate: 87%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1595
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Location: Suburban
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: C
Shakespeare: No
Academic Transparency: Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $29,310.00
Out of State Tuition: $29,310.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: $40,400.00
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $23,600.00
Good Economic Value?: N/A
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 7.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 20.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Somewhat Political
Faculty Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Balanced
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles mention Lenoir-Rhyne University:

The End of Summer Reading?: Disenchantment with freshman reading sets in across North Carolina. (June 30, 2013)

UNC-Chapel Hill Redeems Itself: The summer reading assignment at UNC-Chapel Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne University represents a bold break from victimhood. (June 6, 2012)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

A Literary "Groundhog Day": The titles may change somewhat from year to year, but college summer readings stay the same: uninspired,unchallenging, and predictably left-leaning. (June 26,2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)