About Lindenwood University

Founded in 1827, Lindenwood University. is a Private college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 7,549 full time undergraduate students, and 3,201 full time graduate students.

The Lindenwood University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 298 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lindenwood University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate54%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range920-1130
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at LU are considered Selective, with ,18% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

68% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lindenwood University.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
28%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
32%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
12%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
4%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
63%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
48%
“They”re always available”
16%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
36%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
48%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
16%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
48%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
16%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
76%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
28%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
32%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
12%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
4%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
63%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
48%
“They”re always available”
16%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
36%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
48%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
16%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
48%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
16%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
76%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Lindenwood University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    73 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    53 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    74 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    77 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    77 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 66 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    77 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    79 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    78 Students rated academics 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Lindenwood University?

33 Students rated Lindenwood University

Heather - 10/01/2020

Everyone from staff to students are friendly. There are plenty of clubs, activities and many other ways to get involved to make everyone feel at home here! The classroom size are a great student to ratio size so it is easy to speak one-on-one with your instructors!

Nswana - 07/05/2020

Lindenwood University is an amazing university. It's a quiet, suburban campus that makes it easy for students to get around and study outside in peace. The campus is beautiful. The grounds are nice and clean. The grass always looks perfect and green in the springtime. They've preserved the old-style architecture of the buildings. The campus has a very historic vibe. It’s also relatively easy to find your classes because it’s a small campus and there are directions everywhere. Parking isn’t an issue as well. I always found parking close to the buildings of my classes. As for the education, it’s superb. The classes are a good size and the teachers are very attentive. It’s very easy to get a hold of a professor. They always stick around after class if you have any questions and they’re always in their office during their office hours. Tutoring is also free and readily available. As for the extracurricular activities, they’re abundant. There are a club and activity for everyone. It’s very easy to make friends. There are also opportunities for learning outside the classroom because there are always guest speakers and professors from other schools who come to speak. I really miss the food the most. The dining is amazing. There’s a variety of options. We actually have Chik-fil-A and Qdoba at the school. We have two different dining areas. One actually has a mini buffet. The discounts for students are amazing. Commuters are included in dining discounts.

Emma

I love the atmosphere at Lindenwood, and the campus provides everything that students might need, including a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Although I love the small class sizes and dedication of the professors, my classes have not been as academically rigorous as I had hoped. I also find the student culture difficult to pinpoint because while there are plenty of involvement opportunities, students do not attend or participate, so the campus is quiet and it's difficult to make friends.

Solveig

I absolutely love Lindenwood! I had toured a few other campuses before I came to check out what Lindenwood had to offer. As soon as I parked and stepped out of the car and onto Lindenwood grounds, I knew I had found my place. This university has so much history and charm! The grounds are beautiful all year round, and placed around are these swings that are just lovely to sit on between classes. I live on old campus, which in my opinion is the best place to live! It's so close to all of my classes and has a pretty view of the entire campus. I would highly recommend Lindenwood University for anyone

Lindenwood University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Lindenwood University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lindenwood University is 54%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back I would tell myself to not have any reservations. Do not worry about anyone else when deciding on a college. Do not think about your relationship with your boyfriend or friends. There are so many ways of long distance communication and your relationships will last. They will, i promise. I would tell myself, do look into as many schools as possible. Do apply or audition for as many schools as you can. Do try for the schools that you think you could never get in to; because you know what, maybe you will have that spark they are looking for. And most importantly love yourself no matter what, because if you don't love yourself, no one else will.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are truely diverse, traveling from many foreign countries to attend Lindenwood.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    If you are student completely focused on your studies and do not care about partying this school is for you.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Biology and Chemisty professors and nice but other than that there is nothing good.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My University is the greatest ; I'm very satisfied with my education.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    LU has a strict dry-campus policy. Also, the dorms are strict in their single-sex policies. There is visitation allowed, but it's closely monitored.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are not ready to work hard you should not bother attending this school

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Afforadable education/ Education and business programs

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Very conservative.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school are the strict rules regarding dorm visitation.

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  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There is nothing I consider bad about my school. Its a good school and I am getting the skills necessary for my career.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    er

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yes, with few exceptions. I participated in athletics while staying away from partying and graduating with honors.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Most classes at Lindenwood are not challenging, but at least no huge lecture halls exist on campus. There are definitely students at Lindenwood who go there learn, and try to become successful career minded professionals, but these students are definitely outnumbered by students who don't try and only do the minimum required. Group projects were always a challenge due to those students who didn't feel the need to participate. For many of my classes, myself and one or two other people were the only ones who would participate.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Most students who live on campus are the athletes who stick with their athletic group. Other students who live on campus who live in the St. Louis area who do not participate in athletics do not actively pursue on campus groups. Some students in dorms try to be more friendly by leaving their doors open, but most stay to themselves. For those students who choose to drink, there's always several bars open in downtown St. Charles. Greek life is pretty much non-existent on campus, and is not important to student life. Some students try to create their own sororities or fraternities on campus, but they do not have their own house or area devoted to their group.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Most of the students can fit into a few categories: St. Louis area students, athletes, and international students. Most of the St. Louis area students commute, while some live on campus and leave on the weekends making the college a ghost town. If you find somebody on campus not from around the St. Louis area, 99% of the time they came to Lindenwood for some kind of sport. Most of the athletes on campus are more interested in their sports or drinking instead of excelling in the classroom.

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    One of the best things about going to Lindenwood were the small classroom sizes. I became close with all of my professors, and all of them knew me by name. For the most part all of my professors were willing to help when needed. For not being a religious school, Lindenwood maintains strict rules regarding separate dorms and no alcohol policies. A lot of times on campus students feel almost babysat by security who, if they catch you in the other gender's dorm or drinking on campus, will immediately be expel you from school pending a hearing. With one offense most students will be allowed back in school, and be forced to do "community service," which mostly consists of lawn maintenance or picking up trash. Recently Lindenwood has taken more steps in creating a more student friendly atmosphere, but for students who are not from the St. Louis area and live on campus they can feel trapped without much to do on the weekends around campus. Lindenwood definitely lacks an adequate student union. Lindenwood does boast around 40 athletic programs, however, most students do not become involved following these programs with the exception of football and basketball.

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

7,549

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,201

Total Grad Students

41%

Out-Of-State

44%

In-State

15%

International

Organizations

19

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

2

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

37%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
13%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
53%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Lindenwood University receive some sort of financial aid. 32% were awarded federal grants. While 64% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$16,332

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$8,800

Room and Board

26,332

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$20,388
$30 - $48K
$20,605
$48 - $75K
$22,247
$75 - $110K
$22,900
$110K & UP
$23,575

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