宿舍生活是博雅教育中重要一環，嶺南一直致力為全體學生提供宿位，自2014年起已達至本科生「全民皆宿」，期望透過舍群生活，更有效推展「作育英才 ‧ 服務社會」訓諭。
Lingnan University employs Liberal Arts Education since mid-1990s, aims to instill a sense of civic duty in our students and to cultivate skills, competences and sensibilities that enable graduates to pursue their goals in a rapidly changing social, cultural and economic environment.
Hostel Life forms an important part of Liberal Arts Education. Since 2014, all undergraduates have full accommodation during their four years of studies. The full residential experience for all students, nurtures their personal development to embody Lingnan's motto - "Education for Service".
Forbes named Lingnan University as one of the "Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia" in 2015. In the QS Asia University Rankings 2018, Lingnan University is ranked becoming one of the top 100 Asian Universities.