Lenoir – Rhyne University

625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601

About Lenoir – Rhyne University

Lenoir – Rhyne University is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in fields other than education or business. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,473
Student Age% Under 2580%
 % 25 and Over18%
 % Age Unknown2%
Attendance Type% Full-time85%
 % Part-time15%
Race/Ethnicity% White68.3%
 % Black9.9%
 % Asian1.8%
 % Latino2.0%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown15.7%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted75%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled18%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT82%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT19%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math450 / 800560 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite17 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$35
 Graduate Application Fee$35
 In-State Tuition & Fees$25,290
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$25,290
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid99%
 % Undergraduates with Loans66%
 % Undergraduates with Grants99%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,160
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,930
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,930
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,850
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,850
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,850

Neighborhood Data for the Hickory Area

Median Age38.6
Median Household Income$37,939
Total Population39,990
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.0% 54.0%
 Age 0-951.8%48.2%
 Age 10-1748.2%51.8%
 Age 18-2448.1%51.9%
 Age 25-2937.5%62.5%
 Age 30-3951.6%48.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White74.0%
 % Black14.0%
 % Asian2.1%
 % Latino12.7%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,930
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,930
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$502
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50027.7%48.6%11.9%
 $500 to $74943.3%40.0%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%7.0%21.8%
 Over $100029.0%4.4%2.1%
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