Reach Your Full Potential

Academics


Challenge your mind. Expand your horizons.

At Lenoir-Rhyne University, you'll receive an education like no other. We offer exceptional academic programs to meet the evolving needs of our students.

Our classes sizes are small, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. That way you get the support you need from faculty members who are passionate about the subjects they teach.

We also recognize that learning goes beyond the classroom. That's why we offer opportunities for students to participate in research and scholarship, internships, community service, student organizations and study abroad.

Your Options are Endless


Whether you are undecided or know what major interests you, we've got options to set you on the right path.

Lenoir-Rhyne offers 55+ undergraduate majors and 20+ graduate and doctoral programs for you to choose from, in addition to the seminary programs.

We want to see you succeed. That's why we have advising and academic support services to help you manage your coursework and experiences beyond the classroom.

Ready to explore? Let's get started!

Jocelyn Lowe Shuping

The Accelerated Master's Degree and Alumni Advantage discount programs provided incomparable savings. I think these two programs are great incentives for LR students, and each helps promote the other.

Jocelyn Lowe Shuping '20, MS '21

Undergraduate Core Curriculum


The Lenoir-Rhyne core curriculum is an innovative, comprehensive and flexible introduction to the liberal arts and sciences, and is the common foundation of an LR education.

It is designed around ways of knowing the world, big questions both enduring and current, and the growth of a healthy, reflective, and articulate self.

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Faculty & Staff


Get to know our passionate and supportive faculty and staff.

Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education
625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7420
Hickory, NC 28601
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Executive Assistant
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Hickory, NC 28601
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News & Events

Dr. Marsha Fanning teaches in front of a class of students

With the closing of another academic year, we say goodbye to a group of faculty and staff members who have given years of service to the university and its students.

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Six students in graduation regalia stand on the field under a sign reading "Congratulations Class of 2024"

Speakers and members of the Class of 2024 reflected on the challenges of their journey and the fulfillment of lifelong dreams at commencement ceremonies on three campuses.

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