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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?

1,829 Undergraduate Awards
$23,966 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Lindenwood University is 2%, 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.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Lindenwood University.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Lindenwood University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#178 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#212 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#309 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lindenwood University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Arts & Media Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Lindenwood University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Value Colleges for General Business/Commerce College Factual
#14 Best General Business/Commerce Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#21 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#38 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#39 Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#66 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Lindenwood University?

Location of Lindenwood University

Contact details for Lindenwood University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 209 S Kingshighway, Saint Charles, MO 63301-1695
Phone: 636-949-2000
Website: https://www.lindenwood.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindenwoodUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@LindenwoodU

How Do I Get Into Lindenwood University?

You can apply to Lindenwood University online at: applylu.lindenwood.edu/login.asp?CAM=0

Admission Requirements for Lindenwood University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lindenwood University?

74% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
21% Submit SAT Scores
Lindenwood University has an acceptance rate of 74%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 21% 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 380 and 520. Math scores were between 480 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 380 to 520 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 480 to 610 )
200
800
Lindenwood University received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 19 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 20 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford Lindenwood University?

$23,966 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
1.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lindenwood University is $23,966. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Lindenwood University, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,626 a year. That adds up to $26,504 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lindenwood University is 1.6%. 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

5,000 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,654 undergraduate students at Lindenwood University, with 5,000 being full-time and 654 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Lindenwood University

There are also 2,738 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,000 full-time undergraduates at Lindenwood University, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Lindenwood University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lindenwood University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Lindenwood University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 55
Black or African American 597
Hispanic or Latino 234
White 2,895
International Students 592
Other Races/Ethnicities 627

Geographic Diversity

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

1,294 Took All Classes Online
4,030 Took At Least One Class Online
41.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Lindenwood University. In 2017-2018, 4,030 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lindenwood University has changed over the last few years.

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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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Lindenwood University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lindenwood University was 41.8%. This is the #552 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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 1%
English Language & Literature 22%
General Sales & Marketing 91%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 30%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 30%
Writing Studies 28%

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Writing Studies #6
Other Education #7
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #7
Public Administration #11
English Language & Literature #12
Marketing #17
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #18
General Business/Commerce #26
Public Administration & Social Service #32
Accounting #36
Criminal Justice & Corrections #60
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #63
Nursing #85
Education #107
Business Administration & Management #142
Health Professions #151
Business, Management & Marketing #180

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 363 0 131 0 494
Educational Administration 0 65 107 28 200
Other Education 34 0 138 0 172
Health & Physical Education 139 0 16 0 155
Human Resource Management 79 1 52 0 132
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 110 0 110
Criminal Justice & Corrections 109 0 0 0 109
Health & Medical Administrative Services 58 0 46 0 104
Information Technology 70 0 32 0 102
Writing Studies 1 0 96 0 97
Accounting 57 0 39 0 96
Business Administration & Management 10 0 82 0 92
Teacher Education Grade Specific 55 0 35 0 90
Communication & Media Studies 58 0 30 0 88
General Psychology 80 0 0 0 80
Marketing 56 0 11 0 67
Finance & Financial Management 51 0 14 0 65
Computer Software & Applications 58 0 1 0 59
Computer Information Systems 53 0 0 0 53
General Biology 46 0 0 0 46
Curriculum & Instruction 0 12 0 32 44
Public Relations & Advertising 39 0 0 0 39
Nursing 21 0 18 0 39
Special Education 1 0 31 0 32
Criminology 0 0 32 0 32
Drama & Theater Arts 27 0 2 0 29
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 27 0 0 0 27
Chemistry 25 0 0 0 25
International Business 18 0 6 0 24
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13 0 11 0 24
Public Health 24 0 0 0 24
History 18 0 1 0 19
Public Administration 2 0 14 0 16
Fine & Studio Arts 14 0 1 0 15
Mathematics 14 0 0 0 14
Fire Protection 14 0 0 0 14
Economics 14 0 0 0 14
Political Science & Government 14 0 0 0 14
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 12 0 0 0 12
General Sales & Marketing 4 0 7 0 11
Computer Systems Analysis 11 0 0 0 11
International Relations & National Security 11 0 0 0 11
Sociology 11 0 0 0 11
Social Work 11 0 0 0 11
General Education 10 0 0 0 10
Music 10 0 0 0 10
Romance Languages 8 1 0 0 9
Anthropology 9 0 0 0 9
General English Literature 7 0 0 0 7
Design & Applied Arts 7 0 0 0 7
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 6 0 0 0 6
Philosophy 6 0 0 0 6
Arts & Media Management 6 0 0 0 6
Dance 6 0 0 0 6
Journalism 5 0 0 0 5
Literature 5 0 0 0 5
Allied Health Professions 5 0 0 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 4 0 0 0 4
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 3 0 0 0 3
Religious Education 3 0 0 0 3
Teaching English or French 0 0 2 0 2
Health Sciences & Services 2 0 0 0 2
Management Information Systems 0 0 1 0 1
Computer Systems Networking 1 0 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Religious Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Other Public Administration 1 0 0 0 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1 0 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,829 79 1,066 60 3,034

References

*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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