University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA 24501
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University of Lynchburg is one of the thirty-seven private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in an urban area, in Lynchburg.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,810 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 543 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 407 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 59% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Lynchburg's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $36,720, and fees were $970. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $36,720 and $970 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students2,810
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

The Lynchburg College BSN program is based on a curriculum, which combines liberal arts, sciences, theoretical nursing and clinical practice instruction. The program is designed to prepare students according to the standards of practice set by the American Nurses Association.

Students in the program will take part in a range of clinical experience opportunities in a range of hospital and other healthcare settings with the primary location being the Centra Hospitals in Lynchburg.

Freshman entering the college interested in the nursing program must identify the program as their designated choice and fill a separate application to the program by the 1st of April of the freshman year. Applications to the program will be reviewed at the end of the spring semester.

Transfer students are required to submit applications to the college and the program by the 1st of April as do applicants with degrees in other fields.

  • Application Requirements:
  • Nursing Program Application
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Official transcripts for all prerequisite courses
  • TEAS examination

Applicants who meet all admission requirements will be ranked according to their application documents with all students notified of the admission decision the 15th of June. The program admits forty five freshman + transfer students and ten second degree students every year.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 46
Master's degree 1 21
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1927 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/16/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1180
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $30

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$510/credit
In State Students$510/credit
Out of State Students$510/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$555/credit
In State Students$555/credit
Out of State Students$555/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $22,950 $22,950 $22,950
ADN 70 $35,700 $35,700 $35,700
BSN 125 $63,750 $63,750 $63,750
FNP 50 $27,750 $27,750 $27,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of University of Lynchburg's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 29% $4,393
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,953
State Grant & Scholarships 68% $3,044
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $21,200
Federal Student Loans 74% $5,536
Private Loans 14% $12,132


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$17,958
$30,001 to $48,000$20,989
$48,001 to $75,000$20,558
$75,001 to $110,000$23,359
Over $110,000$25,736

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
University of Lynchburg
1501 Lakeside Dr
Lynchburg, VA 24501

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