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Lynchburg College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1903
Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,053
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Website

http://www.lynchburg.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@lynchburg.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Sharon Walters-Bower
Admissions office telephone: (434) 544-8300
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 0 1
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 69%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 76%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 69%
Total applicants: 4,277
Total acceptances: 2,958
Total freshman enrollment: 553
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 5%
Male applicants: 1,669
Male acceptances: 1,201
Male freshman enrollment: 248
 
Female applicants: 2,608
Female acceptances: 1,757
Female freshman enrollment: 305
Out-of-state freshmen: 44%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 73%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 63%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 97%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 560
Math: 460 – 570
Combined: 920 – 1130

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.1% 1.5%
600-699 12.9% 13.6%
500-599 42.4% 43.7%
400-499 36.9% 38.1%
300-399 5.8% 3.2%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 21%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 23
Math: 17 – 23
Composite: 18 – 22

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.9% 2.7% 0.0%
24-29 16.4% 16.8% 23.0%
18-23 60.3% 46.9% 49.6%
12-17 22.4% 30.1% 27.4%
6-11 0.0% 3.5% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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