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Lenoir-Rhyne University Admission Requirements

Hickory, North Carolina

Chances of getting into Lenoir Rhyne University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.9%
Admission Difficulty for Lenoir Rhyne University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Lenoir-Rhyne University and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #43 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,759 out of 5,087 applicants were admitted making Lenoir-Rhyne University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Lenoir Rhyne University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Lenoir-Rhyne University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for Lenoir Rhyne University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Lenoir Rhyne University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1070

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lenoir Rhyne University?

Lenoir Rhyne University typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lenoir Rhyne University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >83%
1070 to 1180 Avg + 74%-83%
960 to 1070 Avg - 63%-74%
850 to 960 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 850 Low <50%
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Lenoir-Rhyne University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
65%
ACT Scores for Lenoir Rhyne University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Lenoir Rhyne University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Lenoir Rhyne University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lenoir Rhyne University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lenoir-Rhyne University accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lenoir Rhyne University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 46% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

80% of Lenoir Rhyne University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lenoir Rhyne University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Lenoir Rhyne University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,223 1,864 5,087
Accepted 2,404 1,355 3,759
Acceptance Rate 75% 73% 74%
Enrolled 310 228 538
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 17% 14%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lenoir Rhyne University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Lenoir Rhyne University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lenoir Rhyne University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198835 IPEDS survey data for Lenoir Rhyne University.

Frequently Asked Questions

57% of students submit their SAT scores to Lenoir-Rhyne University. 65% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Lenoir-Rhyne University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1180. 57% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.