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Lynn University is a private institution that was founded in 1962. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,657, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 123 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lynn University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $33,400 (2013-14).
Lynn University is located on the southeastern coast of Florida in Boca Raton, about 45 miles north of Miami. Freshmen at Lynn University can choose from more than 20 undergraduate majors, and if they're particularly motivated, they can apply for the Lynn 3.0 program. This opportunity allows a select group of students to take advanced classes and graduate in three years instead of four, which could save the students thousands of dollars in tuition. Graduate students can study in more than 20 master's degree and certificate programs, including in the education college.
Outside the classroom, Lynn students can get involved in more than 30 organizations and participate in club and intramural sports. More serious athletes can try out for the blue and white Lynn University Fighting Knights sports teams, which are members of the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference and compete in more than 10 sports. Off campus, students are in a prime location to enjoy the yearlong warm weather with the beach just 3 miles away and Miami, Orlando and the Florida Keys within easy driving distance.
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Lynn University's mission is to provide the education, support, and environment that enable individual students to realize their full potential and to prepare for success in the world. As part of our mission, Lynn University introduced a dynamic, path-breaking core curriculum, the Dialogues of Learning, which emphasizes open discussions and innovative, experiential learning opportunities within a supportive environment. Our campus is also a second home to students from 87 nations and 47 US states and territories.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Lynn University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Lynn University is $45. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 94.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||94.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Lynn University is 15:1, and the school has 51.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lynn University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Psychology; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||31%|
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Lynn University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,657, with a gender distribution of 52.2 percent male students and 47.8 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus. Lynn University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Lynn University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. Lynn University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lynn University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lynn University.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Lynn University, 43.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,250.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$33,400 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,900 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data