Lindsey Wilson College

2014 Quick Stats
210 Lindsey Wilson Street

Columbia, KY 42728

Phone: (270) 384-2126
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Universities (South)

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Lindsey Wilson College is a private institution that was founded in 1903. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,217, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lindsey Wilson College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $22,070 (2013-14).

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

The mission of Lindsey Wilson College is to serve the educational needs of students by providing a living-learning environment within an atmosphere of active caring and Christian concern where every student, every day, learns and grows and feels like a real human being.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1903
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $14,297,224


When applying to Lindsey Wilson College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.1 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 68.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Lindsey Wilson College is 14:1, and the school has 60.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lindsey Wilson College include: Human Services, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Elementary Education and Teaching. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 56.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Human Services, General 57%
Business Administration and Management, General 7%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 5%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3%
Elementary Education and Teaching 3%

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Student Life

Lindsey Wilson College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,217, with a gender distribution of 40.1 percent male students and 59.9 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus. Lindsey Wilson College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,677
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 NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Lindsey Wilson College offers a number of student services including placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lindsey Wilson College 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 Lindsey Wilson College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Lindsey Wilson College.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Lindsey Wilson College, 93 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,333.

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Tuition and fees $22,070 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,400 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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