See what students say:


Beneath the Blue Ridge mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia, the University of Lynchburg students an “academic environment [that] is the perfect level of challenge and excitement.” Lynchburg is “huge on community service” and opportunities on and around campus make it easy for students to “get out there and get involved in the local community.” Students enjoy a “friendly environment” among peers who are “willing to help you out when needed.” Students say that the academic environment is convivial, classes are “very discussion based and allow for conversation.” Students appreciate that “class sizes are so small” and explain that this means “participation is necessary” from everyone. A low student-to-faculty ratio also means that it is “very easy to ask questions during class and meet with your professors” outside of class hours. One student in Lynchburg’s well-regarded nursing program tells us “we have incredible faculty members who are caring, compassionate, and experienced. They go above and beyond for us each day to make us the best nurses possible.” Lynchburg boasts “other amazing programs such as Exercise Physiology, Biology, Teaching, [and] Business,” all of which “are backed by the liberal arts education that allows us to expand our thinking and look at the world in a broader view.” “I have been given nothing but support and encouragement throughout my time in the program,” one student tells us. This nurturing atmosphere helps students become “the best version of ourselves.” It isn’t uncommon to hear students say, “I wasn’t very successful academically in high school but I have done extremely well in college. I would attribute that to the professors” who offer plenty of office hours to get in contact with them, as well as most classes having a class tutor with weekly study sessions to help you along with the class.”

Student Body

Many identify their peers as “primarily Caucasian, wealthy, athletes” who are “friendly and willing to work together and help each other out.” Students agree that “a good portion” of Lynchburg students hail “from Northern states (e.g., Delaware, Maryland) while the majority are from Virginia or neighboring states.” But they are quick to point out that diversity on campus is on the rise. Lynchburg is “beginning to have more cultural diversity,” one student tells us. “Most of my friends are from other states or sometimes other countries,” another points out. Lynchburg students are “open to ideas and accepting to others” while extending their welcoming Southern hospitality. Students will “hold the door for you and give you a sincere smile as you walk by them on the way to class.” “I never walk to class without saying hey to at least three people,” another student boasts. “Everyone is very helping,” one student explains. “If someone is not able to help you with a homework question or a project then they will find you someone that can. It does feel like one giant family here.”

Campus Life

There is plenty going on around the University of Lynchburg campus to keep students busy. “Our inboxes are bombarded with everything going on throughout our campus,” one students explains. During the week “most people go to class and then have meetings for clubs,” which are well attended at Lynchburg. “Very often, students are involved in at least two campus organizations,” and it is a great way for them to get involved in the community: “Students spend a great deal of their outof-class time working on planning events, service, and projects for these organizations.” Athletics are popular on campus and “nearly 1 in 5 students is involved in Greek Life.” Students say they can “always fill any free time...exploring the city of Lynchburg,” where they can check out “a movie, trampoline parks, skating rinks” or catch a bite downtown where “the restaurants and bars ... are absolutely amazing.” Outside the city, students can explore the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where there are “lots of opportunities for hiking, cave diving, and rafting.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Yvonne Dell'Olio
Visit Coordinator

Office of Admissions
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Shellenberger Field
Drysdale Student Center
Claytor Nature Study Center
Knight-Capron Library
Westover Room

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Blue Ridge Mountains/Appalachian Trail
Lynchburg's downtown historic district
National D-Day Memorial
Blackwater Creek Nature Area
Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M - F and selected Saturdays
8:30 - 5:00

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Selected Saturday

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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High School Senior


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Lynchburg Regional Airport, which is located only minutes from campus, offers flights with American Airlines. Amtrak and Greyhound provide rail and bus service, respectively, to the City of Lynchburg.

Local Accommodations
Kirkley Hotel, Sleep Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, Courtyard Marriott, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Select, Ramada Inn, Hilton. Most offer Lynchburg College discounts.


Applicants: 3,937
Acceptance Rate: 97%
Average HS GPA: 3.36



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