Lindenwood University Overview
Located in Saint Charles, Missouri, Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit institution. Saint Charles is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Lindenwood University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Lindenwood University is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at Lindenwood University is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Lindenwood University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lindenwood University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Lindenwood University has earned from around the web.
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|#23||Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature||College Factual|
|#23||Best Value Colleges for Physical Sciences||College Factual|
|#40||Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences||College Factual|
Where Is Lindenwood University?
Contact details for Lindenwood University are given below.
|Address:||209 S Kingshighway, Saint Charles, MO 63301-1695|
How Do I Get Into Lindenwood University?
You can apply to Lindenwood University online at: https://applylu.lindenwood.edu/login.asp?CAM=0
Admission Requirements for Lindenwood University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||considered but not required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Lindenwood University?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.
Average Test Scores
About 25% of students accepted to Lindenwood University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 590.
Can I Afford Lindenwood University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Lindenwood University, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,246 a year. That adds up to $28,984 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Lindenwood University is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Lindenwood University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,560 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,199 full-time undergraduates at Lindenwood University, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lindenwood University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||534|
|Hispanic or Latino||203|
Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Lindenwood University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 108 countries are represented at Lindenwood University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Panama, and Canada.
Online Learning at Lindenwood University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lindenwood University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 14th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Lindenwood University
The following table shows how Lindenwood University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing||#1||#1|
|General Sales & Marketing||#4||#4|
|Design & Applied Arts||#8||#5|
|Computer Software & Applications||#10||#7|
|International Relations & National Security||#29||#19|
|Management Information Systems||#50||#30|
|Finance & Financial Management||#57||#45|
|Allied Health Professions||#67||#37|
|Human Resource Management||#67||#48|
|Communication & Media Studies||#72||#27|
Online Growth Rankings of Lindenwood University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lindenwood University was 31.7%. This is the #854 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Lindenwood University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Lindenwood University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lindenwood University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Lindenwood University.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Lindenwood University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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