LC Quick Facts


Liberal arts, co-educational, residential college affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a denomination with a tradition of welcoming persons of all faiths and denominations.


Lynchburg, Virginia, in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, approximately 180 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 135 miles west of Richmond, the state capitol.


171 full-time faculty
73% tenure track
12:1 student to faculty ratio


2,200 undergraduate
500 graduate
Representing 37 states and nine foreign countries

For more information on degrees and enrollment, see the Fact Book.

Student Profile

40% undergraduate male; 60% undergraduate female
16.2% multicultural
75% undergraduates live on campus


Undergraduate – 39 majors, 52 minors, 13 pre-professional programs
Graduate – DPT, EdD, MA, MBA, MEd, MSN


250 acres with more than 40 buildings, most of Georgian design; newest additions include Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall, a $12.5 million facility housing the School of Business and Economics, Communication Studies Program, Bank of America Modern Language Resource Center, and Sydnor Performance Hall; a five-building townhouse complex providing housing for 144 students, Peaksview Hall, a five-story apartment-style facility housing 100 students; Shellenberger Field renovation; Moon Field renovation; Graduate Health Sciences Building; Drysdale Student Center expansion and renovation


Athletics program: NCAA Division III, Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)
10 women’s, 9 men’s, and 2 coed varsity sports
Intramural and club sports

Tuition and Fees

$43,075 tuition, fees, room, and board costs (assumes a residential student, who selects the base meal-plan and lives in a traditional residence hall)

Financial Aid

96% of students receive financial aid
70% of students receive an academic award
$22,000 is the average financial aid package (scholarships, loans, and work study).

National Recognition

Lynchburg College has acquired a national reputation as an institution that offers quality educational opportunities while building the character and leadership ability of its students.

Claytor Nature Study Center

Claytor Nature Study Center in Bedford County is a 470-acre outdoor classroom and laboratory dedicated to the study and appreciation of our natural environment, including A. Boyd Claytor III Education and Research Facility, Belk Astronomical Observatory, Cloverlea, antebellum farmhouse with landscaped gardens; numerous natural features; Chandler Eco-Lodge.

Daura Gallery

Daura Gallery houses LC’s art collection including paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by Pierre Daura and other American and European artists. Special exhibitions and events; free admission.

Beyond the Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Program
Study Abroad
Westover Honors Program
Clubs, Organizations


21,000+ alumni in 49 states and across the world