St. Charles, Missouri
Founded in the mid-1800s, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Students can choose from over 100 degree programs, each offering unique opportunities for research and professional development. Through on-ground and online programs, Lindenwood’s rigorous curriculum and robust student life aim to develop the whole student. The University prides itself on its commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship, and student success. At Lindenwood, real experience means real success.
“Lindenwood University is a vibrant community filled with scholars, leaders, artists, and athletes. We are passionate about the student experience and believe that every student counts.” — Dr. John R. Porter, President
Get to know Lindenwood University
The Office of First-Year programs offers students unique opportunities to get to know the campus, their peers, and their new expectations as college students. The transition to college life and academics can be an intimidating challenge. That’s why students get all the resources and support they need to lay the foundation for a successful and exciting four years. The First-Year programs are designed to introduce students to every aspect of the college experience. From time management to collegiate research and writing, these comprehensive and intentional experiences help students achieve both personal and academic success.
At Lindenwood, research is an essential part of the undergraduate experience. And it’s not just for STEM majors! Students of all disciplines have access to a wide range of unique research opportunities. Throughout all four academic colleges, faculty engage students in original research projects with the goal of publication or conference presentation. The academic year culminates with the Student Academic Showcase on campus. In Spring 2023, more than 50 original projects or proposals were presented by students at Lindenwood.
The research students conduct as undergraduates can open doors to other exciting opportunities. Lindenwood University is proud to participate in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which awards grants to English teaching assistants, as well as the Boren Awards program, which provides grants and fellowships to students who want to learn a less commonly taught foreign language. Boren Scholarships have taken students across the globe to countries in Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Lindenwood offers students unique and exciting ways to take their education abroad. Students can choose from a number of opportunities. Whether it’s a faculty-led trip, a summer program, or even an entire semester abroad, each opportunity is a chance for students to be immersed in new culture, cuisine, language, and more. Students can even complete an internship abroad and gain valuable skills and experiences to make them stand out in an increasingly globalized marketplace.
Lindenwood also offers an Intercultural Fluency Certificate. In an era of globalization, intercultural fluency—the ability to communicate, organize, and collaborate across cultural lines—is one of the most powerful skill sets one can have. Students can add this certificate to their major by completing 15 credit hours over a range of topics, such as international marketing, international management, international relations theory, and more. These courses allow students to hone their intercultural skills, increase their global awareness, and prepare them to live and work internationally.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 165 | 10-19: 307 | 20-29: 442
30-39: 144 | 40-49: 2 | 50-99: 2 | 100+: 0
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 1%
White, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 13%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 62%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 6%
UNIV 10101, Lindenwood’s freshman seminars, is designed to introduce students to the expectations of collegiate academics in a challenging yet exciting way. The UNIV 10101 course allows students to find a topic and a professor that will make their freshman experience a success. Students can choose from over 30 topics, such as Arts and Crafts with a Sprinkling of Math to the Science of Snacks. These seminars offer a unique way for students to develop the critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills they will need to succeed academically.
FACULTY COLLOQUIUM SPEAKER SERIES
The Faculty Colloquium Speaker Series is a forum for faculty members to display the results of their scholarly and creative projects to the Lindenwood University students and faculty members. This event takes place in the fall and spring semesters each year to inspire both faculty members and students alike, promoting a culture of scholarship and collaboration between disciplines. For Lindenwood students, the series allows numerous opportunities to connect with professors outside their discipline. The connections fostered here lead to professional networking and research opportunities to which they might not have been exposed otherwise.
A learning community is a set of classes organized around a theme. It is a dynamic learning experience designed specifically for first-year students. Students enroll in a set of two to four courses based on a specific topic or academic degree program. As they progress through the courses, students develop deeper relationships with their peers, professors, and field of study. The benefits don’t stop there! Students who participate in Learning Communities generally benefit from the following:
- Greater involvement in campus activities and leadership roles
- Higher GPAs
- Quicker transition into the Lindenwood community
“Learning Communities help you make friends with people you would not be able to meet otherwise. We all rely on each other and it brought us so close. Also, it helps your grades a lot even in classes that aren’t with the program! I was on the Dean’s List both semesters my freshman year thanks to the close bond I had with the students and professors.” – Christine Bryant, History and Religion with Comparison Emphasis double major
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Exchange student program (domestic)
Teacher certification program
“Serving as a Lindenwood professor for the past 13 years fills me with tremendous pride and gratitude. To be able to use my past experiences and educational training to come alongside students as they seek and refine their vocational aspirations and contribute to their thirst to “know more and do more” as lifelong learners is the privilege of a lifetime. I am forever grateful to Lindenwood University for, quite honestly, allowing me to have the best job ever!” – Dr. Julie Turner, Professor and Department Chair, Nonprofit Administration
Service-learning is an integral part of the Lindenwood experience, so much so that it’s embedded in many of the courses! In the UNIV 10101 First- Year Seminar course “Wags, Walks, and Wellness,” for example, students learn about the mental and physical health benefits of owning a dog, all while supporting a local animal shelter. Through dog walking and giving back to the St. Charles community, students enrolled develop peer connections and a strong connection to their new home at Lindenwood.
The historic campus of Lindenwood University is located in St. Charles, Mo, and has a rich heritage since its founding in the mid-1800s. Campus is located one mile from the historic Main Street of St. Charles, which offers lots of options for local shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Lindenwood University competes as an NCAA Division I institution. The University has 30 NCAA Division I teams and many Intercollegiate Club sports, making it one of the largest athletic departments nationwide. Teams competing at the NCAA Division II level include men’s and women’s lacrosse, soccer, basketball, ice hockey, and swimming and diving. Club sports include bowling, rugby, shotgun, and cycling. Lindenwood’s teams proudly wear black and gold in competition and are cheered on by the mascot, Leo the lion.
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 87%
Campus housing options.
Lindenwood Career Services are dedicated to helping students identify and achieve their personal and academic goals. From their first year to graduation, students have access to resources and support that help them find exciting professional opportunities. The Career Services office also strives to establish and maintain strong partnerships with the surrounding community.
Rigor of secondary school record | Class rank
Standardized test scores | Application Essay | Recommendation(s)
Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability | First generation
Alumni/ae relation | Geographical residence | State residency
Volunteer work | Work experience | Level of applicant’s interest
25th Percentile: 890 | 75th Percentile: 1200
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 440 | 75th Percentile: 610
25th Percentile: 420 | 75th Percentile: 600
25th Percentile: 19 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 19 | 75th Percentile: 23
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 21
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $10,200