Lynchburg College. founded 1903 A UNIVERSITY IN LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA, USA






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Lynchburg College

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Lynchburg College (LC) is a private, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1903 in the historic city of Lynchburg, Virginia, 180 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Enrollment is approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The campus spreads across 250 acres plus an additional 470 acres dedicated to environmental studies at the Claytor Nature Study Center.

Lynchburg College Distinctions and National Rankings • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top tier of

southern colleges and universities offering a full range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs in the “Best Regional Universities” category

• One of only 40 colleges nationwide to be included in Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope, former education editor of The New York Times

• Selected as one of 100 colleges nationwide for the John Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll of

Character-Building Colleges

• Featured on the Princeton Review website as a “Best in the Southeast” college and selected for inclusion in The Princeton Review College Guide, The Best 379 Colleges (2015 edition)

• Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program ranked #2 in North America by the International Graduate Forum (IGF)

• Ranked #10 in Leadership Development in the U.S. by Leadership Excellence magazine

• Ranked well above the national average of U.S. colleges and universities in student engagement, according to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

• Selected for the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Faculty, staff, and students annually contribute 70,000 hours of community service

“Everyone at Lynchburg College is so supportive and it’s really easy to get involved on campus. Most of my good friends are from the student organi-zations I joined in my first year on campus. I chose LC because of the tight-knit community. Profes-sors and staff members know me by my first name. That’s my LC!” Julia Pratiwi Tahija Jakarta, Indonesia

Communication Studies major and International Relations and Health Promotion minors

Small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 ensure that each student receives individual attention and has an engaged classroom environment.

Opportunities for life

Lynchburg College provides myriad opportunities to discover your

passions, connect with students and faculty from all walks of life,

and achieve your academic and career goals.

Quick Facts

• Students from 37 states and 10 countries

• 40% male, 60% female • 20% multicultural

• Student/Faculty ratio of 12:1 • Average class size of 15 • 75% of students live on campus


At Lynchburg College, education is not only about acquiring knowledge, it’s also about applying it. Starting in the first year, we help students craft an educational journey that begins in the classroom and extends into the community, where they begin to see the power of a liberal arts education and how it can make a difference in the world.

• Hands-on learning outside the classroom with Experiential Learning Grants

• Research opportunities with faculty • Be challenged in our Westover

Honors and Bonner Leader programs

• Study Abroad in Austria, Cuba, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, Uganda, and more…

• First Year Engagement Program matches students with a junior or senior student mentor

• Merit-based scholarships from $10,000 to $20,000 to qualified students ($8,000 - $14,000 for transfer students)

• Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship from $1,000 to $3,000 for qualified students

• Annual Scholarship Competition with awards from $1,500-$5,000 — open to all students

• English Language and Culture Transition Programs

Great Facilities

Lynchburg College provides you with the resources required to pursue your academic goals and career training in order for you to be a successful professional. LC’s top-notch facilities include:

• Schewel Hall, a 67,000-square-foot building with technology classrooms, a television studio, multimedia newsroom, audio recording studio, and a 225-seat performance hall • Hobbs Hall, a modern science

facility with a human cadaver lab and other laboratories that house sophisticated equipment including a DNA Sequencer, Proton NMR, and specialized computer software • The Dillard Fine Arts Center, with a 275-seat theatre and an 80-seat studio theatre as well as a scene shop, lighting booth, costume studio, dressing rooms, art studio, and the Daura Gallery

• Health Simulation Lab, providing healthcare majors with hands-on experience working with computer- controlled human patient manne-quins that simulate both common and critical medical conditions • Drysdale Student Center, a

recently-completed $12 million expansion providing students with 72,000 square-feet for dining, health and fitness, a multitude of student organizations, activities, and leadership development • Claytor Nature Study Center, a

premier environmental science education center that features more than 470 acres of preserved natural woodlands, wetlands, and grasslands; an 8,000- square-foot education and research facility; and the Belk Astronomical Observatory



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“When people

leave Lynchburg

College, they are

empowered with

knowledge. The

question is: How

are they going

to use that power? If it’s

to help others and make a

difference, then we’ve been


Dr. Kenneth R. Garren

President, Lynchburg College

Health Simulation Lab

Sydnor Performance Hall


• A short 3-hour drive from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., or to the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean

• At the base of the nationally-renowned Appalachian Mountains in Central Virginia

• Near Poplar Forest, the vacation home of the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson, who called Lynchburg “the most interesting spot in the state”

Spring (March-May)

65°F / 18°C

Fall (September –November)

65°F / 18°C Summer (June-August) 85°F / 30°C Winter (December-February) 47°F / 8°C



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New York City Philadelphia San Francisco Los Angeles Chicago Richmond Charlotte Atlanta Washington, D.C. LYNCHBURG

Where in the world

is Lynchburg College?

“What I enjoy the most about

being at LC is the strong

and passionate community.

When a college campus

be-comes more than a place to

study — it becomes a warm

family to grow with — the

four years are not only for

four years, but are for many

years beyond. That’s my LC!”

Dieyun Song Management major Beijing, China


Choose from 39 majors, 49 minors, and 12 pre-professional programs, which are divided among six academic schools.

School of Business and Economics Accounting

Business Administration

Economic Crime Prevention and Investigation


Financial Emphasis General Emphasis

Human Resource Management Management


School of Communication and the Arts


Graphic Design Studio Art

Communication Studies Communication and Social Influence Emphasis

Convergent Journalism Emphasis Electronic Media Emphasis Public Relations Emphasis Music

Instrumental Performance Emphasis

Vocal Performance Emphasis Music Education

Instrumental Education Emphasis Vocal Education Emphasis Theatre

Design/Technical Emphasis General Emphasis

Performance Emphasis School of Education and Human Development Interdisciplinary Studies/ Teacher Education

Elementary Education Emphasis Special Education Emphasis School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Athletic Training Exercise Physiology

Health and Physical Education Health Promotion


Sport Management

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Criminology English Literature Emphasis Writing Emphasis French History

American History Emphasis European History Emphasis International Relations Philosophy

Philosophy – Political Science Political Science

Religious Studies Sociology

Cultural Studies Emphasis Deviance and Crime Emphasis Human Services Emphasis Spanish School of Sciences Biology Biomedical Science Chemistry (BA or BS) Computer Science Engineering (Dual Degree) Environmental Science Environmental Studies Mathematics Physics Psychology Pre-Professional Programs Art Therapy Dentistry

Forestry and Wildlife Law Library Science Medicine Ministerial/Church-Related Occupation Museum Studies Occupational Therapy Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Veterinary Medicine International Undergraduate Applicant Checklist

Application Deadlines for International Applicants June 1 for fall enrollment (August - December semester) October 15 for spring

enrollment (January - May semester)

The following are required to complete your application: • Official secondary school/

high school transcripts • Official test scores: TOEFL

(minimum 78 Internet-based/213 computer-based/550 paper-based) or IELTS (minimum 6.5) • Official SAT/ACT scores

(recommended, if available in your country) • Certificate of Finance • Financial resource verification • International transfer applicants: official university transcripts submitted to WES for evaluation • Letter of recommendation • A personal essay

• Copy of passport

Visit for more detailed application instructions or email internationaladmissions@

Undergraduate Programs


online –

it’s free!


1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA 24501-3113 1.434.544.8300 |


Graduate Studies Application Checklist

All students who completed their un-dergraduate degree at a non-U.S. in-stitution must submit all application materials, including the following: • An online graduate degree-seeking


• Three letters of recommendation • Personal essay (300-500 words) • A professional portfolio for MA in

music candidates

• An interview with faculty for the MEd in counseling (can be arranged by phone)

• Special requirements and program prerequisites for DPT and EdD applicants

• Financial resource verification • Certificate of Finance • Copy of passport

• Appropriate test scores (GRE or GMAT)

• TOEFL (minimum 79-80 Internet-based test / 213 computer-Internet-based test / 550 paper-based test) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)

• Official transcripts from under-graduate-level coursework (and any graduate coursework, if applicable)

Graduate Application Deadline Non-U.S. citizens must submit all application materials at least three months prior to the beginning of the term or semester (i.e., fall, spring, or summer) for which admission is sought. Degree admissions decisions are based on the careful consideration of all required admissions components. The focus of the admission committee’s review is evaluation of an individual’s likelihood of success in a graduate program.

Graduate Programs

• Doctor of Physical Therapy • Doctor of Education in Leadership


• Master of Arts (English, History, or Music)

• Master of Business Administration • Master of Education (Clinical Mental

Health Counseling, School Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, Educa-tional Leadership, Reading, Science Education, and Special Education) • Master of Science in Nursing


• Master of Physician Assistant Medicine (planned for June 2015)

Graduate Office Contact

Please visit for additional information and for direct links to applications/forms. You may also contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 1.434.544.8383 or


Graduate Studies

Accreditation Lynchburg College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Lynchburg College should be directed to the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, 404.679.4500, or by going to All other inquiries about the College should be directed to Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113 or 434.544.8100, not the Commission.

Lynchburg College has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The College anticipates matriculating its first class in June 2015, pending provisional accreditation in March 2015. Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its comprehensive accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation standards. The program will not commence in the event that this provisional accreditation is not received.





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