The University of Lynchburg has again been named one of the best colleges nationwide by The Princeton Review. Lynchburg is included on the website’s “The 389 Best Colleges” list, which features colleges and universities across the U.S.
It’s also featured among “Best Mid-Atlantic” schools and was ranked 20th on the “Best Student Support and Counseling Services” list.
“At the University of Lynchburg, students receive so much more than just an amazing education,” said President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar. “They also get unmatched support from their faculty, staff, and coaches to get involved outside of class and to turn their passions into purpose. The experiential learning opportunities we provide our students result in a truly transformative experience.
“When they graduate, they land impressive jobs and grad school acceptances — but more importantly, they go out and they change lives.”
The Princeton Review, an education services company, selects institutions for “The Best 389 Colleges” based on data from each institution and students’ responses to surveys.
According to the surveys, students at Lynchburg experience an “academic environment [that] is the perfect level of challenge and excitement.” They report that the University is “huge on community service,” and that volunteer opportunities make it easy for students to “get out there and get involved in the local community.”
Students also say Lynchburg offers a “friendly environment” among peers who are “willing to help you out when needed.” Classes are “very discussion-based and allow for conversation,” and students appreciate that “class sizes are so small,” which means that “participation is necessary” from everyone.
A low student-to-faculty ratio also means that it’s “very easy to ask questions during class and meet with your professors” outside of class.
One nursing student told The Princeton Review that they have “incredible faculty members who are caring, compassionate, and experienced. They go above and beyond for us each day to make us the best nurses possible.”
Students also gave feedback on “other amazing programs, such as exercise physiology, biology, teaching, [and] business,” all of which “are backed by the liberal arts education that allows us to expand our thinking and look at the world in a broader view.”
One student told The Princeton Review that they’ve been given “nothing but support and encouragement throughout my time in the program.” This nurturing atmosphere helps students become “the best version of ourselves.”
Visit The Princeton Review’s website to view Lynchburg’s profile.