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Lenoir-Rhyne University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Lenoir Rhyne University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.9%
Admission Difficulty for Lenoir Rhyne University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Lenoir-Rhyne University and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #46 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,734 out of 4,791 applicants were admitted making Lenoir Rhyne University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. Lenoir Rhyne University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Lenoir Rhyne University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lenoir-Rhyne University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for Lenoir Rhyne University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Lenoir Rhyne University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Lenoir Rhyne University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lenoir Rhyne University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >86%
1070 to 1170 Avg + 78%-86%
970 to 1070 Avg - 68%-78%
870 to 970 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 870 Low <55%
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Lenoir-Rhyne University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
65%
ACT Scores for Lenoir Rhyne University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Lenoir Rhyne University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lenoir-Rhyne University?

Admission data indicates that Lenoir-Rhyne University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 65 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lenoir Rhyne University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lenoir Rhyne University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >86%
21 to 24 Avg + 78%-86%
18 to 21 Avg - 68%-78%
15 to 18 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 15 Low <55%
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Lenoir-Rhyne University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Lenoir Rhyne University?

Applicants require 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 grades are above the average 3.7 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Lenoir-Rhyne University accepts 78% of all applicants.

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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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Lenoir Rhyne University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,069 1,722 4,791
Accepted 2,406 1,328 3,734
Acceptance Rate 78% 77% 78%
Enrolled 266 215 481
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 16% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lenoir Rhyne University is $35.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lenoir Rhyne University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lenoir Rhyne University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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.

FAQs

Does Lenoir Rhyne University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Lenoir Rhyne University?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Lenoir-Rhyne University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lenoir Rhyne University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1170. 57% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lenoir Rhyne University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 65% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.