Welcome! And thank you for your interest in the University of Lynchburg. International students who are accepted and enrolled here can be sure that they will be part of a supportive campus community and safe learning environment.
We appreciate the different perspectives of our students, and welcome students from all over the world to join our community and make a difference. One of our alumni, Setsuko Thurlow, won the Nobel Peace Prize. She came to the U.S. from Japan shortly before she enrolled at the University of Lynchburg. Maybe you will be next to make an impact on the world because of your University of Lynchburg education.
Our Campus Community
We offer a wide variety of courses in business and we have a long history of success in the sciences and health-related fields. Our fine arts program is especially strong and we have nationally-ranked athletic programs.
Our students receive a well-rounded education that is based in the liberal arts and sciences, with professional studies and a residential community that support their growth.
Lynchburg offers many opportunities for the people of Central Virginia. These include cultural opportunities, services, and the work of students and staff. We also have a variety of Quick Facts about us that you can read.
The University of Lynchburg guarantees four years of housing to all students. During their first year, all students must live in a residential dorm on campus. After their first year, we offer many other options for our students, including townhouses, apartments, and houses which are next to the campus. All these housing options are owned and operated by the University.
Staying on Campus During Breaks and Holidays
Most international students stay on campus during all breaks except winter break when the whole campus is closed.
During the summer, students can only stay on campus if they are working or taking classes. For more information, please see the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
The University of Lynchburg is located in the city of Lynchburg, Virginia, which is in the central part of Virginia.
Lynchburg is a small city of approximately 76,000 citizens surrounded by beautiful natural areas. It is very close to the tree-covered Blue Ridge mountains.
Lynchburg is not far away from big cities, though. Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, is a half-day drive or train ride from Lynchburg. The Virginia state capitol, Richmond, is also within driving distance.
If you are interested in outdoor activities, Lynchburg is a great location. Nearby are many national parks. And, our Outdoor Leadership program provides guided hiking, camping, canoeing, and caving trips for students.
University of Lynchburg’s costs include full-time tuition, housing, and meal plans during the semester.
- Tuition: $33,500
- Room and board: $12,690
- International orientation fee: $100
These are the direct costs you pay to the University.
As an international student, you will need an I-20 form to receive your visa. The U.S. government will need you to contribute more money for your education to cover things like travel, books, and personal expenses. These are not paid to the University, but students are required to show the ability to cover them. The current amount for these indirect costs is $4,000.
The University of Lynchburg offers merit-based scholarships to many of our international students to help meet these costs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The University of Lynchburg also offers partial scholarships for international students who qualify. Please contact email@example.com for more information.