University Christian High School

University Christian High School is in partnership with Lenoir-Rhyne University.
The UCHS campus is located next to the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University to allow the students at UCHS to use the university's athletic facilities, the cafeteria, and library.
Ninth and tenth graders will take all their classes at the high school.
Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to take many of their classes as college classes.
These classes are dual enrollment classes and count as both high school and college credit.
Students could graduate from high school with up to 30 hours of college credit.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,436
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / Feb. 1

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
150 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
University Christian High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Literature, Calculus A/B, Computer Science (odd years only), Environmental Science, Government & Politics (even years only), US History
Average SAT score
Classroom Dress Code
(collared shirts with jeans or khakis)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Nov. 1 / Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
12-Month Tuition Payment Plan available from June to May.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Lori Bedder


Total Sports Offered
8 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Ambassadors, Chess Club, Debate Team, Envirothon Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Model UN, National Honor Society, Spirit Club, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Club

School Notes

  • University Christian High School offers the students in the Hickory area the opportunity to receive a strong academic Christian education. The students in ninth and tenth grades take all of the classes that have NC End of Course tests. They will also have the opportunity to take on-line elective classes.  Students can begin taking AP classes in their Sophomore year. Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to take any of the entry level classes offered at LR or other AP classes. The selection of classes available to Juniors and Seniors is more extensive than any other high school in the area.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
We love UCHS! My 11th grader is getting an excellent education! I love how her teachers take an interest her education as well as her life skills. This school loves their students!
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As a parent of a UCHS graduate I am very glad that we made the decision to allow our daughter attend this school. We believe it not only prepared her for college but opened doors for scholarships as well. She is thriving in college because she was taught good time management and study habits. She graduated with 24 college credit hours, participated in sports and was a leader in extracurricular activities. I can't say enough about the quality of teachers there. Each one deeply cares about the success of their students.
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As a parent of a UCHS student, I would highly recommend this school. UCHS provides the opportunity for excellent academics in a Christian atmosphere. We feel very honored and blessed that UCHS was available for our student.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,436
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / Feb. 1

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The average private school tuition in Catawba County, NC is $5,780 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Catawba County, NC is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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