One of "America's Best Colleges"

Tuesday August 17 2010


U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2011" ranks Lynchburg College in the top tier of southern colleges and universities that offers a full range of undergraduate programs and master's degrees in the "Best Regional Universities" category.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Lynchburg College has been ranked as a top-tier regional institution. LC was ranked 40th for 2011. Only nine Virginia schools are included in the top tier.

Lynchburg College fared particularly well in these categories: 72 percent freshman retention rate, 12-1 student-faculty ratio, and 66 percent admissions acceptance rate.

The institutions in the top tiers are ranked within four geographic areas: North, South, Midwest, and West. A total of 572 institutions are listed in all tiers of the Best Regional Universities. The rankings can be viewed at