Lenoir-Rhyne University is a private liberal arts institution situated at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Hickory, North Carolina. It is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Lenoir-Rhyne University offers an Engaged Scholars Program, an Honors Academy, and a Teaching Scholars program to qualified students. Nursing, kinesiology and exercise science, and sport and fitness management are among the most popular academic programs.
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Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Lenoir Rhyne University is a wonderful school. The professors and staff make an effort to get to know you, and they really care about your education/plans for the future. The curriculum is so broad so you get a really well-rounded education experience that will help you in the future when you're looking for a job. I love how close-knitted the student body and staff is on campus. It feels like you're going to school with family. The professors all know their information and are very passionate about the subjects they teach.
Megan from Statesville, NC
Lenoir-Rhyne is a wonderful place to be. As with everything in life you get out of it what you put into it. Professors are your friends at LR, and will do whatever they can to help you out.
A LR Bear!
Everyone knows each other and everyone really gets along. Don't be fooled by the Lutheran Denomination, we have a wide range of students with various beliefs. Lenoir Rhyne has an amazing community and a rich history
David from Roebuck, SC
Love the small atmosphere, makes me feel like I am more than just a number! Teachers have one on one time with students.
Kathleen from Maiden, NC
LR feels like home.
LR has a helpful staff because of its small size.
LR has a unique curriculum because of its goal to produce well-rounded students.
Lenoir-Rhyne is a very small school, if your from a small town it makes you feel like you are right at home. With Lenoir-Rhyne being so small you know everyone around campus and you are able to make a lot of friend. Lenoir-Rhyne has great academic plans and very good class sizes.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is an excellent school to receive an education. The faculty go out of their way to help the students. I have attended other colleges, and LR is the best college out there for people to go to.
Chasity from Connelly Springs, NC
Lenoir-Rhyne is a very exciting place to be. It also has a very homey feeling to it.And its never boring here.