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Lynchburg College
Lynchburg College 1501 Lakeside Dr Lynchburg, VA 24501 Phone: (434) 544-8100
  • General Information
    About Lynchburg College

    Lynchburg College, a private coeducational institution founded in 1903 in covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service to the greater community. The mission of Lynchburg College is to develop students to have strong character and balanced perspectives, to prepare them for intelligent and wholehearted participation in a global society and for effective leadership in the civic, professional, spiritual, and social dimensions of life. Lynchburg College provides students with a wide range of rigorous educational experiences that are grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, enhanced by professional studies, and nurtured by a residential community. The College serves the region through its outreach programs, cultural opportunities, resources, services, and the expertise of faculty, staff, and students. In support of its mission, Lynchburg College endeavors to create a learning environment that: * develops the breadth of knowledge and other characteristics traditionally associated with liberal education; * develops depth of knowledge within chosen fields of study; * respects and supports broad diversity and global understanding; * values and celebrates all faith traditions; * fosters a student-centered environment; and * sustains close working relationships among faculty, staff, and students. Approved Board of Trustees, Spring 2002 INSTITUTIONAL VALUES In keeping with the traditions of Lynchburg College and consistent with our relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the College affirms its commitment to a set of core values that inform the work of the College, ensuring that our planning and programs embody principles that help us offer educational experiences of the highest quality. Academic Rigor: students and faculty meet high standards of academic excellence, intellectual honesty, and commitment to open inquiry Active Learning: students take responsibility for developing themselves into lifelong learners; faculty foster that development, while modeling their own commitment to learning through scholarly and creative activities Commitment to Success: our programs, advising, and services provide students with the guidance and support they need in order to successfully complete their education at Lynchburg College Integrity: our policies and procedures, our treatment of one another, and our own behaviors demonstrate a commitment to fairness, honesty, and principle Diversity: our community benefits from the contributions of individuals from a variety of ethnicities, nationalities, sexualities, religions, ages, and political beliefs Community: we work to strengthen a sense of community on campus, to foster active engagement with the larger Lynchburg community, and to maintain mutually beneficial connections with our alumni Wellness: we strive to foster the well-being, in its many forms, of the members of the College community Source: The Lynchburg College Strategic Plan, adopted May 2004 Sustainability: Everyone benefits when we recognize and act upon our environmental obligations to future generations. Adopted by the Board of Trustees, February, 2008


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,501
    Percent Admitted 68%
    Men Admitted 69%
    Women Admitted 67%
    Full Time Retention Rate 72%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 460 560
      Math 450 570
      Writing 460 560
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 23
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,985
    Native American 17.0
    Asian 36.0
    African American 203.0
    Hispanic 69.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,102
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 143

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