Lynchburg College received a school-record 4,500 applications for the freshman class this year. Nearly 600 freshmen enrolled this fall, along with 115 transfers and a record number of honors students.
The freshman class hails from 23 states and 16 percent are multicultural. The academic strength of the freshman class continues with a 3.16 GPA.
A record number of 52 Westover Honors Fellows bring with them impressive academic credentials that include an average GPA of 3.84 and an average SAT of 1243. In addition, more than 188 students participated in the College’s Scholarship Competition, allowing the College to be more selective. The Scholarship Competition students have an 1125 average SAT and 3.54 GPA.
National recognition, such as Loren Pope’s, Colleges That Change Lives, as well as new campus facilities and an abundance of experiential learning opportunities, are just a few of the reasons why students choose to make Lynchburg College their home for the next four years.
Colleges That Change Lives is a college guidebook written by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope. LC is one of 40 colleges in the nation and two in Virginia featured in the book.
The newly renovated Shellenberger and Moon Fields and Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall also continue to attract attention.
Overall enrollment is close to 2,600 with 2,200 undergraduates and 390 graduate students.