Lindenwood University in Saint Charles

Saint Charles, MO

(Rating 1.8 based on 5 reviews)

Lindenwood University offers 405-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 53%. The most popular test is SAT - 11% of students submitted it in comparison to 77% of students who submitted ACT. 38.6% are women, and 61.4% are men. 9% percents of international students. Lindenwood University is a member of 7 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Lindenwood University is 21985$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $24380 and $31460 per year. 48% of full-time Lindenwood University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $39,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Lindenwood University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Lindenwood University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,308
$30,001 - $48,000$19,672
$48,001 - $75,000$21,446
$75,001 - $110,000$23,065

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4290

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


7084 of Lindenwood University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 83 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Lindenwood University number 4 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Missouri.

Students at Lindenwood University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Lindenwood University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Lindenwood University graduation rate is below the national average.

48% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Lindenwood University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Lindenwood University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 19%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Lindenwood University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 18%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Lindenwood University full-time retention rate is 66% and part-time retention rate is 32%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Lindenwood University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1290 - 1600

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 430 - 540
Math: 460 - 560
Writing: 400 - 500

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Lindenwood University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 19 - 25
Math: 18 - 25
Writing: 6 - 8

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Lindenwood University is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Lindenwood University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Lindenwood University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Missouri.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Lindenwood University

The campus located by 209 South Kingshighway address in Saint Charles, Missouri.


Lindenwood University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Lindenwood University with 0.25% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Lindenwood University are burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

The percentage of crimes on Lindenwood University - Belleville

The campus located by 2600 West Main Street address in Belleville, Illinois.


Lindenwood University - Belleville in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Lindenwood University with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Lindenwood University - Belleville is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Lindenwood University offers 405 programs in total: 243 are for Bachelor's degree, 132 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Post-master's certificate, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 9 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 198 universities in Missouri state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Lindenwood University is one of the few institutions in Missouri that offers a Doctor's degree-research/scholarship program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance education programs that are provided in the Lindenwood University: 12 are for Master's degree and 9 are Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Missouri state average data to help you compare.


Lindenwood University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 8061 students with 241841 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 3101 with 74434 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Lindenwood University

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I'm not sure where to begin with this University. Let me first off start by saying I enjoyed my experience there only because of the people I met and playing a sport helped extremely, but to those who go there and aren't part of a team or organization you are wasting your time 100%. This school to say the least is overpriced scam and you're paying for very low quality minimalistic housing and food. First off if you are an athlete you are required to stay on campus in LU housing which is ridiculous because you can find way nicer places around St. Charles for much more affordable. Secondly you are required to eat and stay on the meal plan offered, again this is ridiculous as you pay a lump sum of money per semester on trash food whether it be spellman or Evans they are both not worth what you are paying for. Evans cafeteria is disgusting and the quality of food coming out of there is one of the lower grades of food options pedestal has to offer.I will say the teachers I had at LU for the most part were all very good and I had no problems with the education part as much as I did with the admissions department of the school and more so the business office and how they handled students and billing/payments. What a disgrace that office is and the way they talk and treat students. I can't remember his name but he is the head of the business office and I've literally seen grown students come out of his office crying because he's given them no help or options on how to make payments on the students tuition. They are so unhelpful and it really seems like all they care about is your money and that's it. I never once didn't make a payment before the next semester started and I had a pending balance that was going to be paid before semester was over and they actually had a security officer come to my house and try to escort me to the business office. That is absolutely ridiculous and so unprofessional. It's a business more than an education and let me tell you business is good. They cut short on every area they can. Don't claim to be a school for athletics and then serve food that has absolutely no nutritional value no wonder the football team is always garbage every year the boys can't get big off the food that is offered. The food they administer is more directed at the 46 year old nerd who lives in his parents basement still playing halo 1 and binging on nacho cheese hotdogs from QT.I will say my academic advisor rocked and pretty much was the only lifesaver at this university go TESSEMER! but other than that yeah this school is far from good. If you are foreign good luck as when holidays approach they pretty much kick everyone off campus and make you pay a hefty amount to even stay there and get served incredibly worse food then what is already served.The gym in Evans commons is pretty bad for a university gym. Small crowded, lack of equipment, low quality equipment that seems to always be broken, and the basketball courts maybe get cleaned once a semester it seems like. Just a poor place for a school who boasts so much about their athletics but yet cannot facilitate.The rugby team is pretty much the only great thing about this university so if you are going there to play rugby it's very very worth it as it seems to be the only thing ran well and organized and will open up many avenues for you after and during your college career. I do not regret going to Lindenwood for that specific reason because the people you meet are well worth the sacrifices of putting up with Lindenwood, however for the average student wanting to go there DONT!!!!!St. Charles itself sucks and now that main street is pretty much no more there is definitely no reason to want to go to LU since you can't even have house parties in your own assigned LU house at COLLEGE."MAKE LINDENWOOD GREAT AGAIN"

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It is one of the oldest institutions in Saint Louis and the Mid West. The architecture is very attractive, likewise, the campus is very large.

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Not worth the time or the money. The professors are great, but the administrators have lots of problems. Wish I would have chosen UMSL.

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This school is by far the most unorganized school I have ever dealt with. No one is one the same page. You hear 3 different stories from 3 different people. It's absolutely ridiculous. Will never attend and will always recommend people to go elsewhere. Would rate less if I could.

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Overall Rating:

This school has, HANDS DOWN, THEE WORST financial aid department that I have ever ran across in my ENTIRE life. A pitiful excuse for a group of people. Having to even so much as ask a question, is a bother to them, IF they even answer the phone. I wish it wasn't too late to switch schools but after this quarter, I'm seriously considering not returning. This sucks. Pay so much for such terrible assistance. It really ruins it for the whole school because I actually really like my professor, its a good thing he also works for UMSL. I'm so outta here after this.

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Location & Website

Address: 209 S Kingshighway


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +6369492000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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