About Texas Lutheran University

Founded in 1891, Texas Lutheran University. is a Private college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,279 full time undergraduate students, and 16 full time graduate students.

The Texas Lutheran University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 82 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Texas Lutheran University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate42%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range880-1070
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at TLU are considered More Selective, with ,26% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 49% were in the top quarter, and 19% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

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

0%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
70%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
52%
“We bought the gear”
30%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
4%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
35%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
52%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
57%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
39%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
52%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
17%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
74%
“There might be people who do”
9%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
70%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
52%
“We bought the gear”
30%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
4%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
35%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
52%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
57%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
39%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
52%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
17%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
74%
“There might be people who do”
9%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Texas Lutheran University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    66 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    46 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    72 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    74 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    74 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 74 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    74 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    74 Students rated local services 4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    74 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Texas Lutheran University?

23 Students rated Texas Lutheran University

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As a freshman, Texas Lutheran University is a great college to attend. The one-on-one time you get with professors if you need help on school work or a personal issue their here to guide you in the right direction. Living on campus I feel safe, if their is an issue I notify my RA, professor, and/or the Campus Police. Everything I need is on campus, library, supplies, food, friends and more.

Devin

Ladies and gentleman, I welcome you to the experience of my life as a student of Texas Lutheran University! When you think about the school that will allow you to truly grow, you should think about Texas Lutheran University. Coming from a large high school, where African Americans were the dominant ethnicity, there was a definite culture shock that came from attending a predominantly white private school. Fortunately, the students, the staff, and the community as a whole had helped me adapt to this environment well. That is a trait that you won't find at other schools. The people within the city of Seguin actually want to help you and see you grow into your own person. The love is also shown from TLU back to its community from the groups and organizations that want to help to cultivate its city. It's not just fraternities and sororities do community services but also organizations such as the Black Student Union (BSU) or even classes such as my Social Problems class where I volunteered at an alternative school. This school is very personal, so I feel that this review should make every reader see the significance of how connected this city is. This school is small, but it is slowly growing and I feel that it is a place where students should want to be. You can receive an education that actually means something here and it is easy to stay connected, The students always come out to support, if its football games, volleyball games, and track meets. There is even intramural sports so all students are given the opportunity to come out of their dorms and stay active. Finally, this school allows you to stay active within your religion. There is a chapel in the middle of the school where students can gather and share their faith and religion without having to drive out to find a church. Here you will find teachers, students and pastors united to share the word of God. Overall, this school is still growing, and although there is still a long ways to go before it becomes a household name outside of Texas, it serves a great purpose to those who attend and live around it. I love this school!

Taylor

Over all I love Texas Lutheran! I am a cheerleader here, so that has allowed me to become close with a variety of people. The freshmen housing is excellent and there are a lot of options, but the sophomore housing is lacking and needs to be upgraded. The professors are really kind and I feel like they are what make the school besides the students.

Sarah

I've learned to love this tiny yet amazing university. The professors are great, they really do care about the education you get while attending TLU. The student life is pretty good, there's always something going on that's easy to get involved in on campus. The students at TLU are very involved and supportive.

Texas Lutheran University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Texas Lutheran University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Texas Lutheran University is 42%. 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?

    Hey bro. Start the tough classes now. Save the easy generals until the end. Although you think you want to major in Radiology, you'll end up changing your mind to Electrical Engineering because Radiology takes 10+ years of schooling. Then, you'll change your major again to Civil Engineering because you don't want to deal with the electromagnetic world due to its intense complexity. Also, save up as much money as you can, even though you can't attain a job because of the ailing economy. Apply for a plethora of scholarships, because if you don't, you'll regret it when you see the price of tuition. Also, try to enjoy your last week of high school, as you will miss your friends and teachers. Don't worry though; you will get over it once you start college! College brings freedom of choice and endless possibilities. It feels great to be treated as an equal, and not as an inferior. High school is nice, but college is so much better. I will leave you with on last thing. Network, network, network! The more people you know, the more options you have for your future career et cetera.

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

    The most exasperating fact about Texas Lutheran University is its location as well as its undersized (small) campus. Texas Lutheran University is located near the small town called Seguin in Texas. As an international student I find difficult living in Seguin and other cities around because there isn’t any particular place where students can meet and have fun with each other. In addition, the campus is small and limited to outside student activities.

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

    During my frist semester, there were a lot of athletes who went to TLU just to play sports, but a lot ended up failing. Students who are attending TLU just for sports are going to have a very difficult time juggling academics and athletics. They have to have the drive to do well in school as well as sports. Academics has to come before athletics, but for most, it ends up the other way around. It is not very smart to pay the money it costs to attend a private school and not do the best you can do academically.

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

    I wish I would have known how small the town was and how little there was to do there.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Most of them have a great sense of humor, and love to learn

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

    It is small. Everyone knows your business. I love that it is far enough to get away all the while surrounded around major cities. The town has strong roots and very community oriented.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who is academically focused and will work hard to keep up their grades. Along with open-minded people who can see that religion is in everything we do, and that people are different with views that can be very diversed.

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

    The most frustrating thing about TLU is the social atmosphere and the emphasis on the Greek life here. There are times when it can start to feel a little bit like high school and if you don't participate in Greek life you aren't considered "cool," but it all depends on how much you branch out and make an effort.

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

    Accepting of everyone, no matter who they are.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing at my school is the economy i think its wonderful here the campus is beautiful, the professors are very nice they will help you in any way they can. the classes are very small here that maximum students in one classroom is like 30 and to me thats what i like because you can focus more and you have a better chance of having one on one with your professor than you would with 100 sturdents or more.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Texas Lutheran is best know for the small class environment which makes it conducive for the student to learn and due to small class environment professors are more accessible to students for questions. The many resources that are available to assist students with study and test preparation is excellent. There is no reason a student should fail with available resources.

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

    The quality time you get with professors and the small classes. I consider it a privilege to be able to call, email, or go and see my professor when I have a question. They know who I am, what I struggle with and they suggest those who can help me if they are not able to.

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Student Body

Students

51%

female

49%

male

1,279

Total Undergrad Enrollment

16

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

97%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

52

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

64%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
10%
% Hispanic/Latino
32%
% White or Caucasian
54%

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.

100% of students attending Texas Lutheran University receive some sort of financial aid. 38% were awarded federal grants. While 96% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$28,910

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$950

Books and Supplies

$9,320

Room and Board

39,180

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,876
$30 - $48K
$18,271
$48 - $75K
$18,758
$75 - $110K
$20,854
$110K & UP
$23,744

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