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!

Ainee O'Connor

LR provided me with an opportunity to balance being a student and an athlete, allowed me to build friendships with people from all around the world and gave me the opportunity to travel.

Ainee O'Connor '20, German/International Economics

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
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Hickory, NC 28601
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News & Events

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Promoting kindness, empathy and community through arts, education and entertainment, makes LR and The Art of Compassion a perfect fit for partnership.

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Charles Cooke in front of a chalkboard in the lab in 1984

2024 saw the retirement of three of the university's longest-serving faculty members, with more than 150 years of combined service between them. Colleagues, students and alumni shared their memories and gratitude.

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