Lindenwood is a church-affiliated university. Founded as a liberal arts college for women in 1827, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 1,250-acre campus is located in a residential area of St. Louis. Campus architecture includes Tudor Gothic-style buildings.

Website: www.lindenwood.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,948
Undergraduate
Students
(54.1%) 3,758 Women
(45.9%) 3,190 Men
3,097
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 2,895 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.28
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$30,500
Tuition and Fees
$17,600
Room and Board
$9,000
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$15,902
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,774
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
292
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

St. Charles Population
67,569
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Lion
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
14.0% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.7% White
20.9% Unknown
International Students
11.7% from 88 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
84%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
5.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some August 26
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
209 South Kingshighway
City, State, Zip
St. Charles, MO 63301-1695
Phone
(636) 949-4949
Fax
(636) 949-4910
E-mail
admissions@lindenwood.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Personal resumé indicating community service, youth leadership, clubs, organizations, and non-academic experience required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 2,895 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 1,507 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 1,388 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,708 (80%) of 2,135 admitted students enrolled
Women
878 (77%) of 1,142 admitted students enrolled
Men
830 (84%) of 993 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.28
3.75 and Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
59%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
31%
Score of 18 - 23
59%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 46%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$30,500
Tuition and Fees
$17,600
Room and Board
$9,000
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,700
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002480
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
938 (99.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
548 (58.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
548 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
91 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$15,902
Need-Based Gift
Received by 490 (89.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,630
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 431 (78.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,446
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 453 (82.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
372 (39.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,380

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,081 (98.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,757 (61.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,557 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
331 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
42%
Average Award
$12,478
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,159 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,974
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,125 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,138
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,672 (47.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,925 (31.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,185

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,774
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Junior Miss, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,850
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Christian Studies
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
  • General Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Communication/journalism, Parks and recreation, Computer and information sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
292
Part-Time Faculty
1,038
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
18%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
308,832
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontology
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • International Business
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • School Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Communication Disorders
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • School Psychology

Location and Setting


St. Charles Population
67,569
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis
Campus Size
550 acres

Weather

Temperature
20.8 average low in January, 85.2 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
45%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
surveillance cameras throughout the campus and facilities

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Ice Hockey x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Riflery x x x x
Rugby x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Table Tennis x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Water Polo x x x x
Weight Lifting x x x x
Wrestling x x x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Riflery x x
Rugby x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Table Tennis x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Weight Lifting x x
Wrestling x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Riflery x x
Rugby x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Table Tennis x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Weight Lifting x x
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, kappa delta pi, athletes in action, black student union, lindenwood gender sexualities alliance, psychology interest club
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,948
Women
3,758 (54.1%)
Men
3,190 (45.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,235
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
14.0% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.7% White
20.9% Unknown
International Students.
11.7% from 88 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
3,097

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
46.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
50.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
84%
Average Starting Salary
84%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
5.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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