Lindenwood University


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.

Information Summary

Ranks 43rd in Missouri and 1516th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 72.7
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $30,500
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 25 / 1160
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 26 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 70% / 13%
Enrollment Total (all students) 9,468


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

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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.

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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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