#9 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia

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University of Lynchburg overview
Location Lynchburg, Virginia
Online lynchburg.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
University of Lynchburg overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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University of Lynchburg, established in 1903, is a private institution located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia, approximately 180 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The campus showcases a mix of modern and historical buildings, set on a picturesque 250-acre campus with notable Georgian architecture. Known for its liberal arts education, the University of Lynchburg offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, with particularly recognized programs in health sciences and business. Students can choose from a variety of graduate programs, including doctoral degrees in physical therapy and education leadership. On-campus housing is available, with options for traditional residence halls, pet-friendly houses, and themed living communities. The institution has a moderately selective admissions process. The University of Lynchburg is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and competes in NCAA Division III athletics, with their teams known as the Hornets, but is not specifically celebrated for athletic prominence.

In the most recent statistical year 3,230 prospective students applied, and 3,099 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 410 enrolled in the school.  2,082 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 312 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,500 plus fees of $0. University of Lynchburg is ranked 586 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of Lynchburg is rated within the top 50% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Lynchburg overview
SAT 1000/1230
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.53

Applications Accepted

University of Lynchburg overview
Applications Due Sep 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of Lynchburg
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $13,060
Budget for Other Expenses$2,050
Total One Year Cost$50,610

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Lynchburg students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 15%
Social Sciences 12%
Business 11%
Education 10%
Communication 8%

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