If you are applying to Lindenwood University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of Lindenwood University's admissions stats.
|Lindenwood University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Mean SAT Score||1068|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||13%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||49%|
These are the application deadlines for Lindenwood University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Lindenwood University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Lindenwood University is moderately difficult. Lindenwood University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Lindenwood University accepted 75% of students, approximately 2,511 of the 3,355 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Lindenwood University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
For applicants who are not residents of Missouri, getting into Lindenwood University is moderately difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Lindenwood University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
What does Lindenwood University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Lindenwood University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Lindenwood University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Lindenwood University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Other Requirements||√||personal resumé indicating community service, youth leadership, clubs, organizations, and non-academic experience|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to Lindenwood University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Lindenwood University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Lindenwood University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 13% of Lindenwood University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Lindenwood University applicants, you should aim to score between 890 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lindenwood University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 890, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Lindenwood University student is 1068.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lindenwood University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lindenwood University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.
To be most competitive at Lindenwood University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lindenwood University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lindenwood University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Lindenwood University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Lindenwood University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Lindenwood University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lindenwood University.
Does Lindenwood University accept transfer credits?
✅ Lindenwood University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Do I have to submit test scores to Lindenwood University?
❌ No, Lindenwood University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Lindenwood University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Lindenwood University is 75%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lindenwood University?
❌ Lindenwood University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Lindenwood University? Lindenwood University is a somewhat selective institution. The Lindenwood University acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lindenwood University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lindenwood University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
25 and Above
19 to 25
19 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1200 and Above
890 to 1200
890 and Less
The median SAT score for Lindenwood University students is 1068. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lindenwood University, while applicants with SAT scores between 890 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 890 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lindenwood University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Lindenwood University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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