St. Charles, Missouri
Founded in 1827, 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. 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.
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.
FACULTY READS SERIES
There are so many factors that influence a scholar’s path to the classroom. The Faculty Reads series at Lindenwood offers students a unique glimpse into the events that comprise these paths and the lives of their favorite professors. This intimate, hour-long event allows students to understand the passions and motivations that led their professors to the classroom. This hour-long event showcases the journeys of 4 professors. Four professors showcase their journeys by discussing the inspiring books that have led them to become experts in their fields while offering students some inspiration for their own paths. Students will hear about a professor’s process, what excites them, and how someone can impact their own learning.
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. For example, Criminal Justice students were given the opportunity to assist Lindenwood University-Belleville Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Thomas Trice in his research. His work, which began in 2014, centered around the relationship between law enforcement and their communities. Trice’s student researchers were an integral part of the research process; they reviewed over 300 videos and discussed their findings with over 800 law enforcement officers. Trice and his team were recognized by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police in 2019.
Students do more than just assist their professors; they also present and publish their own work regionally and nationally. Each year, The Student Research Conference (SRC) invites students to display their scholarly and creative projects to Lindenwood students and faculty. This event showcases the talents of the Lindenwood community and prepares students for a future of success and recognition.
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 to immerse 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: 120 | 10-19: 237 | 20-29: 291
30-39: 85 | 40-49: 2 | 50-99: 0 | 100+: 0
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 14%
White, non-Hispanic: 60%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 7%
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. Established in 1827, the university is the second-oldest college west of the Mississippi. 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 has 46 athletic teams comprising NCAA Division II and Intercollegiate Club sports. Teams competing at the NCAA Division II level include men’s and women’s lacrosse, soccer, basketball, and swimming and diving. Lindenwood also competes in football, gymnastics, and ice hockey. 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: 85%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Special housing for students with disabilities
The Lindenwood Career Services office is 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 | Character/personal qualities
First generation | Alumni/ae relation | Volunteer work | Work experience
25th Percentile: 990 | 75th Percentile: 1160
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 500 | 75th Percentile: 590
25th Percentile: 490 | 75th Percentile: 590
25th Percentile: 19 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 25
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $9,200