More than 80 international students arrived at the University of Lynchburg this week — a record number. Most of them were picked up by staff members who drove vans to Dulles International Airport on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
The University of Lynchburg will again participate in Virginia Private College Week, held July 17-22. During the weeklong event, 23 colleges in the state will offer sessions at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday and at 9 a.m. Saturday. Lynchburg’s Saturday session will serve as a comprehensive summer open house.
Aaron Basko has been named vice president for enrollment, marketing, and communications at the University of Lynchburg, effective May 1.
Undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need will have access to three additional scholarships, thanks to generous support from donors.
The University of Lynchburg has hired a new director of financial aid. Melena Verity brings more than 20 years of experience in the field. Most recently, she overhauled the financial aid process at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
The University of Lynchburg will welcome hundreds of middle and high school students later this month. From May 23-26, the University will host Beacon of Hope’s 8th Grade College and Career Readiness Symposium. On May 24, local high school students will attend Health Sciences Day at Lynchburg.
During a ceremony on Monday afternoon, University of Lynchburg officials formally acknowledged that the campus sits on land once belonging to the Monacan Indian Nation. They also announced a special scholarship for incoming students who are members of the Monacan tribe.
The University of Lynchburg is inviting prospective students to a series of virtual and in-person events this spring.
The University of Lynchburg is once again noted among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. Lynchburg’s 2022 rankings include a 21st spot among regional universities in the South — up one from last year — and a 23rd place for Best Value in that category. Among Best Colleges for Veterans, Lynchburg ranked No. 35 and on the Top Performers on Social Mobility list, the University ranked 62nd. Lynchburg also was included on a new list that ranks the best Undergraduate Nursing Programs in the country.
The University of Lynchburg has been recognized as part of the 2021 PLEXUSS Global Rankings. Lynchburg ranked No. 1 in Virginia for criminology programs, No. 5 for public health programs, and No. 5 for education management programs.