Universities in Lynchburg, USA
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  • Universities in Lynchburg
  • (8 institution and 2 subject rankings)
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Lynchburg is a fun, urban centre surrounded by astonishing natural beauty, and has been included on the list of Best Places for Millennials to Move. Lynchburg has also been named as one of the best cities for start-ups in the country. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s a beautiful city that blends colonial architecture with modern developments. It has a special charm that students have been known to fall in love with, offering picturesque scenery and many entertainment options for them to enjoy in their free time.

PROS

  • Lynchburg, a.k.a. the City of Seven Hills, offers many hiking trails for students to explore.
  • Rents are below the national average, so renting an apartment close to the downtown area is a real possibility, even for students.
  • One of the best places in Virginia for business according to rankings from Forbes’ magazine based on job growth calculations.

CONS

  • Severe traffic is a major issue, so the great majority of residents prefer to use public transport.
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Lynchburg
  • 04 Apr, 2022: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Liberty University ranked #566.
  • 28 Mar, 2022: New edition of US News: Best Grad Schools (US) (Nursing). 2 universities in Lynchburg ranked.
  • 01 Jan, 2022: Webometrics published most recent results of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. Includes 3 universities from Lynchburg.
  • 11 Nov, 2021: Publication of Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni). Lynchburg College with highest ranking among universities in Lynchburg ranked #626.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Lynchburg

Law
#147 
Liberty University
Education
#207 
Liberty University
Computer Science
#444 
Liberty University
Nursing & Health Care
#539 
Lynchburg College

Rankings of universities in Lynchburg, USA 2022

  • #423 
  • #566 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #1257 
  • #1315 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #319 
  • #299 
US News Best National Universities
[Published 12 September, 2021]


#2

Randolph College

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (22 reviews)
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  • #681 
  • #707 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #142 
  • #141 
US News Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
[Published 12 September, 2021]
  • #663 
  • #687 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]

#3

Lynchburg College

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (25 reviews)
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  • #543 
  • #501 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #592 
  • #618 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #467 
  • #401 
Kiplinger's Best College Values
[Published 31 July, 2019]


Student Opinions About Studying in Lynchburg

“The city is quite safe, making you feel much more comfortable when making plans and meeting up with people late in the evening. There are many shops and restaurants and multiple parks for us to enjoy. There are also multiple hiking trails that are less than an hour away, so if you’re a nature lover like me you’ll be happy to have that.”

“It’s an affordable city to live in, perfect for students living independently for the first time. The academic options are varied here, so there’s likely to be a university that suits your needs. After I finish my degree in Criminal Justice at Liberty University I plan to stay here for a few years more, and hopefully find employment.”

“The universities and colleges in the area bring a lot of students here, so I would describe Lynchburg as a student city. Downtown is the most cosmopolitan area, with restaurants and bars to hang out in with friends after class. Living costs are cheaper than I expected, which has made living by myself for the first time much less scary.”

Lynchburg Key Facts for International Students

Elevation: 48 m. above sea level

Time: GMT -5

District/province: Florida, Polk County

Living costs for students in Lynchburg:
  • Big Mac price (USA average): 5.74 US$ (40% more expensive than in United Kingdom)
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Liberty University ranks #1 in Lynchburg in our meta ranking composed of 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in Lynchburg Liberty University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 12 rankings where Liberty University is listed.

Liberty University is ranked best in Lynchburg for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Liberty University.

Liberty University is ranked best in Lynchburg for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Liberty University.

Liberty University is ranked best in Lynchburg for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the Liberty University.

Lynchburg College is ranked best in Lynchburg for Medicine & Health (Nursing & Health Care). See all rankings for the Lynchburg College.

Ranking publishers

Kiplinger

Criteria used in ranking -Kiplinger's Best College Values:
Quality Criteria 55%
Cost Criteria 45%

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Payscale

Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):
Ranking is based on ROI

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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Us News

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Wallstreet Journal USA & THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings:
Outcomes 40% (employability)
Resources 30%
Engagement 20% (teaching)
Environment 10% (diversity)

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -Washington Monthly - National Universities:
Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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