Lindenwood University

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209 S. Kingshighway

St. Charles, MO 63301-1695

Phone: (636) 949-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
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Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Lindenwood University is a private institution that was founded in 1827. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,296, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 500 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Lindenwood University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $15,150 (2013-14).

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

Lindenwood University offers values-centered programs leading to the development of the whole person - an educated, responsible citizen of a global community. Lindenwood is committed to providing an integrative liberal arts curriculum; offering professional and pre-professional degree programs, focusing on the talents, interests, and future of the student, supporting academic freedom and the unrestricted search for truth, affording cultural enrichment to the surrounding community, promoting ethical lifestyles, developing adaptive thinking and problem-solving skills, furthering lifelong learning. Lindenwood is an independent, public-serving, liberal arts university that has an historical relationship with the Presbyterian Church and is firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values. These values include belief in an ordered, purposeful universe, the dignity of work, the worth and integrity of the individual, the obligations and privileges of citizenship, and the primacy of the truth.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1827
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $108,945,562


When applying to Lindenwood University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 27. The application fee at Lindenwood University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.8 percent.

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

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 27

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Lindenwood University is 17:1, and the school has 60.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lindenwood University include: Business/Commerce, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Elementary Education and Teaching; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business/Commerce, General 20%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 8%
Elementary Education and Teaching 5%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 4%
Psychology, General 3%

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Student Life

Lindenwood University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,296, with a gender distribution of 45.6 percent male students and 54.4 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus. Lindenwood University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 11,903
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Lindenwood University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lindenwood 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lindenwood University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Lindenwood University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Lindenwood University, 53.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,819.

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Tuition and fees $15,150 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,790 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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