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Colleges / Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%

Lindenwood University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Lindenwood University. The acceptance rate at Lindenwood University is 74%. Out of 4,372 applications received in 2023, 3,236 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Lindenwood University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Lindenwood University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Lindenwood University's admissions stats.

Lindenwood University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Mean SAT Score 1068
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 11%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 48%
Waitlist No

Lindenwood University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lindenwood University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Lindenwood University?

Lindenwood University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Lindenwood University Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of Missouri, getting into Lindenwood University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Lindenwood University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Lindenwood University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Lindenwood University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Lindenwood University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Lindenwood University for more information on admission factors.

Lindenwood University Application Requirements

To apply to Lindenwood University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double 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
Other Requirements personal resume &, indicating community service, youth leadership, clubs, organizations, and non-academic experience
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lindenwood University?

Students admitted to Lindenwood University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2022, 11% of Lindenwood University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 48% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lindenwood University?

To be competitive with other Lindenwood University applicants, you should aim to score between 1010 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lindenwood University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, 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 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lindenwood University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 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.

More Information on Transferring to Lindenwood University

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

Lindenwood University Admissions FAQs

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. Lindenwood University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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 your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Lindenwood University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Lindenwood University is 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lindenwood University?

❌ Lindenwood University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Lindenwood University?

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Lindenwood University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Lindenwood University? Lindenwood University is a somewhat selective institution. The Lindenwood University acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.


Lindenwood University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Lindenwood University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1190


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


1010 to 1190


1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lindenwood University students is 1068. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lindenwood University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lindenwood University.

Lindenwood University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lindenwood University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.35. 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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