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Lindenwood University

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Lindenwood University was established in 1827 and is located in the heart of St. Charles, Missouri. Just a short drive from the city of St. Louis, Linwood offers a liberal arts curriculum in over 120 degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Lindenwood is not only nationally, but also internationally known for its dedication to its thousands of students. The university is nestled on a 500-acre campus and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Lindenwood University has a variety of degree programs to accommodate their over 15,000 students. Lindenwood offers opportunities in undergraduate, graduate, certificate and pre-professional programs. Students may also elect to participate in one of the University’s minor programs.

In order to provide convenience to their growing population of students who are working adults, Lindenwood offers an evening-based accelerated format, and one of the convenient options includes online courses. Lindenwood University now offers over 100 online courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

In addition, students at Lindenwood have opportunities to study abroad. Some of the University’s study abroad programs are in countries like France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and England. Opportunities vary per term.

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Unique Programs

In order to assist new students in effectively transitioning to the college experience, Lindenwood has recently created their Office of First-Year Programs. This office’s commitment is to the successful transition of first-year students by supporting them with resources they need to succeed at Lindenwood University. Some of the services include integrating students into life with both personal and academic support.


Opportunities for admission are plentiful at Lindenwood. Opportunities exist for traditional (freshman and GED students), non-traditional, transfer, and international applicants.

Undergraduate Day Admissions

Admission to the Lindenwood Undergraduate Day program is for traditional students. All students desiring admission to this program are required to submit an application, a personal essay, high school transcripts (or GED certificate), and ACT or SAT scores. Students are also encouraged to make application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.

Evening and Graduate Admissions

For over 35 years, Lindenwood has serviced the unique needs of their students who are predominantly working adults. They continue to honor this tradition by offering evening courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Admission requirements include an application, a non-refundable application fee, and an official transcript confirming any undergraduate and/or graduate school(s) attended degree. Additional requirements may apply.

Office of International Students and Scholars

Applications for international students include the following: completed application, non-refundable application fee, student’s resume, affidavit of support, copy of official high school transcripts and college transcripts, housing application with housing deposit, two letters of recommendation, personal statement/essay, official TOEFL score, passport, and insurance. Additional requirements may apply and all documents must be in English.

Homeschooled Students

Lindenwood welcomes home schooled students. Admission requirements are similar to the application procedures as students who have graduated from a 4 year public or private high school.

Early Start Students

While still attending high school, qualified juniors and seniors can earn college credits in Lindenwood’s Early College Start Program (dual enrollment program). Students who would like to participate in the Early College Start Program must meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

Financial Aid

A full range of financial assistance is available to students. Some forms of assistance are need-based financial aid programs, while options also exist for those who do not qualify for need-based assistance. Either way, there are various programs available to supplement a student’s financial needs.

The initial step for all students applying for financial assistance is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. This form should be completed as early as possible and is available online.

The Lindenwood University Financial Aid Office offers a variety of financing options including federal, state, or direct loans and grants. They also offer work-study programs.

An additional option at Lindenwood University is the University’s Direct Debit Payment Plan. When students use the Direct Debit payment plan option, their checking or savings account can be directly debited for payments. With this option, there is greater flexibility when paying for a students’ education.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4289th for the average student loan amount.
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Campus living at Lindenwood takes their students beyond the classroom. In addition to opportunities to excel academically, Lindenwood strongly supports the notion of developing the whole person. Therefore Lindenwood offers an environment that consists of a well-rounded education. These include approximately 71 student clubs and organizations that compliment students’ academic experiences.

Student activities are scheduled throughout the year and begin during the campus’ Welcome Week. Other events include homecoming, parents’ day, finals week and Spring Fling week. The university also hosts an outstanding series of academic speakers and student concerts.

Lindenwood University offers their students a variety of on-campus housing options. Students are placed in the center of the campus’ academic, athletic, and social activities.

Lindenwood University Career Development is committed to providing support for their students by preparing them with real world experiences. Some of the services that Career Development offers include resume writing skills, preparation for interviews and job/career events, and seminars. They also go a step further and coordinate networking efforts between Lindenwood students/graduates and businesses throughout the community.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


Lindenwood offers a wide range of sports, including women’s and men’s basketball, golf, track and field, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball. Men’s sports include baseball, football, and wrestling. Some other sports include bowling, cycling, ice hockey, rugby table tennis and women’s softball. Opportunities are wide and the University promotes the total student-athlete experience. Lindenwood is committed to have students achieve a balance between their students having outstanding achievements in the classroom and in their respective sports.


Lindenwood University has an alumni mentor program. These programs give students a head start in developing career skills by networking with the skilled professionals of the university’s alumni.

Working with a number of businesses, the University’s alumni association offers special benefits and discounts to their alumni. Discounts are in a variety of areas including business, dining, health, wellness and fitness, lodging and travel, and recreation.


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Information Summary

Ranks 43rd in Missouri and 1540th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 4 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson 1 0.01
Burglary 8 0.07
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.02
Arrest 13 0.11

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Saint Charles, MO 63301-1695
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population46,052 (44,468 urban / 1,584 rural)
Households18,333 (2.37 people per house)
Median Household Income$45,128
Families11,738 (2.95 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduateSingle doctoral (education)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2903

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1245th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $14,800 $14,800 $14,800
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $350 $350 $350
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $428 $428 $428
FT Graduate Tuition $14,800 $14,800 $14,800
FT Graduate Required Fees $350 $350 $350
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $428 $428 $428
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $31,140 $31,140 $31,140
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $33,150 $33,150 $33,150
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $24,150 $24,150 $24,150

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $14,000 $14,600 $14,000 $14,600 $14,000 $14,600
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $3,000 $2,000
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,360 $7,580
On-Campus – Other Expenses $6,200(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,730 $9,000
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $7,000(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $7,000(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$30
Graduate Application Fee$30
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 3,379 (1,565 male / 1,814 female)
Admitted 2,240 (1,041 male / 1,199 female)
Admission rate 66%
First-time Enrollment 1,369 (667 male / 702 female)
FT Enrollment 1,356 (661 male / 695 female)
PT Enrollment 13 (6 male / 7 female)
Total Enrollment12,213

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA, NAIA
NCAA / NAIA Football Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc
NCAA / NAIA Basketball Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc
NCAA / NAIA Baseball Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc
NCAA / NAIA Track & Field Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc

ACT Test Admission

702nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 76%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25

SAT Test Admission

728th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 13%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 430 / 550
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 580
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 900 / 1130

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity4,438
Meals per Week19
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 257 540 85 10 10 1,924 68 2,971
Accounting 6 2 2 44 1 56
Accounting and Finance
Acting 1 4 5
Actuarial Science
Advertising 2 3 9 14
American/United States Studies/Civilization 2 2
Anthropology 3 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 2 3
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3 2 10 17
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 8 4 1 18 1 33
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General 42 119 15 6 1 390 18 609
Business/Corporate Communications
Chemistry, General 1 1 1 20 1 25
Christian Studies 1 1 6 8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 1 1 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 4 6 10
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 3 3 7 14
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Creative Writing 1 1 10 1 13
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminology 2 74 11 3 126 5 224
Dance, General 2 1 6 9
Dance, Other
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 15 2 17
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 1 7 8
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 14 15
Economics, Other 4 4
Education, General 26 3 156 8 196
Education, Other 22 1 23
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 29 3 1 101 2 139
Educational Psychology
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 2 2 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 2 4 1 73 81
English Language and Literature, General 1 12 13
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 2 9 11
Environmental Biology
Environmental Science 3 3
Fashion Merchandising 1 4 5
Fashion/Apparel Design 3 3 10 17
Finance, General 29 1 15 1 48
Financial Planning and Services 3 3
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 1 1 14 1 18
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fire Services Administration 1 6 7
French Language and Literature 1 2 3
French Studies
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
General Studies 5 5
Gerontology 4 3 1 8
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 2 3 6 11
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 44 1 1 58 4 112
History, General 1 1 14 1 17
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 3 4
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 17 54 2 70 4 149
Human Services, General
Information Technology 8 1 20 3 33
International Business/Trade/Commerce 24 1 7 34
International Relations and Affairs 13 8 21
Journalism 1 2 5 9
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 1
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 8 1 1 45 1 59
Library and Information Science
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 4 1 9 14
Management Information Systems, General 2 1 4 7
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 17 4 30 1 52
Mass Communication/Media Studies 11 1 6 47 66
Mathematics, General 2 7 10
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 3 42 3 1 88 2 143
Music Management
Music Performance, General 5 7
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General 5 5
Music, Other 1 1 2 4
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 2 11 13
Organizational Communication, General 1 1 1 1 10 14
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 1 1 9 12
Philosophy 1 6 7
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2 2 3 27 34
Political Science and Government, General 2 1 5 8
Psychology, General 8 8 3 34 56
Public Administration 1 5 6
Religion/Religious Studies 2 2
Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 1 1
School Psychology
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 26 50 2 79
Social Work 1 1 10 15
Sociology 1 1 1 4
Spanish Language and Literature 2 4 6
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 39 4 70 3 122
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 9 1 2 29 43
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 2 7 9
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 3 16 5 1 64 3 93
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 1 1 2
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 2 2
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 4 3 1 9

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1213th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $71,876 ($74,728 male / $57,248 female)
Number of FT Faculty 264 (144 male / 120 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,566
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $4,063,326

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