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A college education should prepare you for more than a career — it should prepare you for life.

That's why the heart of the University of Lynchburg experience is providing you the connections, opportunities (in and out of the classroom), and confidence you need to build a life you’ll love — all in a warm, welcoming culture unlike anywhere else.

At Lynchburg, you’ll not only get the kind of world-class education that produces alumni like Setsuko Thurlow, who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, or Kevin Scott, executive vice president of AI and chief technology officer of Microsoft. Here, you’ll build connections with faculty, staff, and mentors that can last a lifetime.

"Here, nobody goes unnoticed — there’s always someone looking out for you. I feel like I've been able to stop putting on a show. People here like me for who I am as a person."

- Carrington D. ’27

Lynchburg has it all — and is close to it all

Whether you’re looking for a career in computer science, intelligence studies, marketing and communications, medicine, nursing, or any of our other 100+ areas of study, you’ll find a degree program that prepares you to thrive in any environment.

  • Location

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  • Scholarships

Where is Lynchburg, Virginia?

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the University of Lynchburg is located within a 3 to 3.5-hour drive to Washington, D.C., Charlotte, North Carolina, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Three additional airports (in Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg) are within a 1-hour radius.

The Lynchburg train station is conveniently located near campus and offers Amtrak rail service to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and New York, New York, among other popular destinations.

Filled with gorgeous views, a thriving arts and restaurant scene, and exciting outdoor adventure, Lynchburg was voted the nation's #2 Best College Town by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Small classes. Big impact.

Get personalized attention and opportunities to lead that set you apart.



Students give the Lynchburg experience a 92% satisfaction rate — almost 30% above the national average!

Up to $88,000 in scholarships*

Your academic success today can turn into generous scholarships for tomorrow.

*Over four years

"Lynchburg is a place that welcomes everyone to the Hornet family. Coming here was the best decision I’ve made. I not only found a place that offers me opportunities for my future, but I’ve also found my home."

Lauren Cote

Business Management major

Love sports? Join the Hive

As a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), the University of Lynchburg hosts 25 NCAA Div. III teams. With over 200 conference wins — including the 2023 National Baseball Championship — it’s no mystery why we always say, “It’s a great day to be a Hornet!”

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