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Study at Lynchburg College

Lynchburg College is a private college located in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. It was founded by Dr. Josephus Hopwood in the year 1903. The college's main campus spreads across an area of more than 210 acres. Lynchburg College offers a number of graduate, undergraduate, and pre-professional programs in over 30 major and 40 minor degrees. The college is divided into the following schools:

  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Communication and the Arts
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • School of Sciences
Lynchburg College competes in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Their teams are known as the Hornets. The Hornets participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer.

Profile of Lynchburg College

Lynchburg College can be found in Lynchburg, VA (a small city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) school. Lynchburg College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The most common majors at Lynchburg College are in science, media, art studies, drama and performing arts, education and teaching, nutrition and exercise therapy, and conservation and resource management.

Lynchburg College Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 460 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Lynchburg College centered around 450 to 560, but ranged both higher and lower. People attending the school come from a variety of states around the country.


Classes at Lynchburg College are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 2, 490 students were enrolled in Lynchburg College.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Lynchburg College offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Old Dominion Athletic Conference competitions.

Lynchburg College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching136educational administration, teacher education, special ed, school Counselling, English teaching, curriculum and instruction, health teaching, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts86English, sociology, economics, political science, history, international relations, Spanish language, French language, . . .
Business and Management67business management, marketing, accounting, finance
Science48exercise physiology, biomedical sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, biological and biomedical sciences
Media43communication studies
Therapy and Counselling37psychology, community health services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy36sports and fitness management, health and physical education, athletic trainer, exercise science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine32registered nursing
Art Studies14art studies
Conservation and Resource Management14environmental science
Medical administration14public health Education
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion

Contact: Lynchburg College

Lynchburg College

1501 Lakeside Dr

Lynchburg, VA 24501-3199

General Phone: (434) 544-8100


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