LeTourneau University

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PO Box 7001

Longview, TX 75607-7001

Phone: (903) 233-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#27 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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LeTourneau University is a private institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,450, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 162 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. LeTourneau University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 27. Its tuition and fees are $25,740 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Claiming every workplace in every nation as their mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life's work as a holy calling with eternal impact. LeTourneau University students benefit from small classes and outstanding faculty dedicated to providing personal attention and hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities to apply knowledge in practical and powerful ways. LETU students work with faculty on research projects, travel the world on study-abroad trips, intern with companies all over the globe, get their hands dirty in labs and work on innovative senior design team projects. LETU students are improving wheelchairs for children in Kenya, developing water irrigation systems for farmers in Senegal and designing livable shelters for the homeless in Haiti. More than 80 programs prepare LETU students for success in aviation, biblical studies, business, communication, criminal justice, education, engineering, health-science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, liberal arts, psychology, science and worship arts. Graduate programs in business administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage and family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership have attracted a record number of graduate students. LETU's 162-acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city nestled among beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes in East Texas, approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas, and 60 miles west of Shreveport, La. In addition to the residential campus in Longview, LETU offers undergraduate and graduate programs online and at educational centers around the state. More than 1,000 LETU students study online. One-fifth of LETU students on the Longview campus were homeschooled, and LETU offers the largest endowed scholarship in the nation specifically for homeschooled students. Entering freshman class averages on SAT scores range from approximately 150-200 points above the national average and evidence a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement. LETU has 26 National Merit Scholars and a record number of over 530 engineering students. An NCAA Division III school, LETU offers 13 men's and women's sports and a host of intramural sports at the Longview campus. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked LETU in the top tier among "America's Best Colleges" for nearly two decades among universities in its category. This past year, the university's 2,843 students represented nearly all 50 states, over 20 foreign countries, and 44 different denominational groups and included a record number of international students.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1946
Religious affiliation Christian interdenominational
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $10,511,207


When applying to LeTourneau University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at LeTourneau University is $35. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 43.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 43.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at LeTourneau University is 15:1, and the school has 64.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at LeTourneau University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; and Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 41%
Education 21%
Engineering 10%

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Student Life

LeTourneau University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,450, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. At this school, 72 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 28 percent of students live off campus. LeTourneau University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,843
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

LeTourneau University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. LeTourneau University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at LeTourneau University, 36 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at LeTourneau University.

Students who have cars on campus 36%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At LeTourneau University, 78.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,868.

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Tuition and fees $25,740 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,030 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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