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About Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in St. Charles, Missouri. Lindenwood University was founded in 1827 and now enrolls around 7,382 students a year, including 4,822 undergrads.

Lindenwood University offers housing for up to 2,568 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Lindenwood University's endowment was $165.343 million There are 14 undergraduate students for every full-time Lindenwood University professor.

2021 Lindenwood University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 22
Mean SAT score 1081
Tuition $18,000

Lindenwood University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Lindenwood University Early Admission

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Lindenwood University

It is moderately difficult to get into Lindenwood University. Around 92% of applicants get into Lindenwood University each year. Out of 2,695 applications received in 2021, 2,483 students were offered admission.

Lindenwood University Waitlist

Lindenwood University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Lindenwood University?

Lindenwood University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lindenwood University, applicants must submit the following items.

Lindenwood University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Other Requirements personal resumé indicating community service, youth leadership, clubs, organizations, and non-academic experience
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

Lindenwood University Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Lindenwood University is 3.4 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Lindenwood University is 1081. The mean ACT score for Lindenwood University students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lindenwood University.

Does Lindenwood University Require the ACT or SAT?

Lindenwood University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 25% submitted the SAT. 74% submitted the ACT.

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Does Lindenwood University Provide Student Housing?

Yes! Lindenwood University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,568 students.

Lindenwood University students are active in the school's Psychology Interest Club, Self Care Club and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Dark Carnival, Late Night Breakfast, and and Homecoming Lip Sync are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lindenwood University.

Financial Aid at Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Lindenwood University full-time are awarded $18,653 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Lindenwood University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lindenwood University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lindenwood University, around 75% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,164 students who started at Lindenwood University as first-time freshman, 400 graduate within four years.

Lindenwood University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 47%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Lindenwood University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,194 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lindenwood University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Lindenwood University a good school for you?

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Where is Lindenwood University?

Lindenwood University is located in the suburban setting of St. Charles, Missouri, less than an hour from St. Louis.

If you want to see Lindenwood University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to St. Charles, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lambert-St. Louis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lindenwood University and St. Charles are like without leaving home.

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College Info

209 South Kingshighway St. Charles, MO 63301-1695

Campus Setting: Suburban

Lindenwood University Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lindenwood University is Continuous processing.

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Lindenwood University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lindenwood University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Lindenwood University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Lindenwood University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1160


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

500 - 590

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lindenwood University students is 1081. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lindenwood University, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lindenwood University.

Lindenwood University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lindenwood University is like? There are approximately 7,382 students enrolled at Lindenwood University, including 4,822 undergraduate students and 2,560 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from MO and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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