Lubbock Christian University
Lubbock Christian University is committed to educating leaders whose lives will have a lasting effect on their family, church, community, and jobs. Because classes are small in number, LCU can provide a wide range of enriching personal experiences.
At LCU, everything is based on faith. A student’s character is what forms a foundation for success, so LCU endeavors to prepare them to thrive in all aspects of their lives—from spiritual formation and intellectual growth to personal stewardship and leadership development.
Lubbock Christian University is a private, four-year comprehensive institution that promotes unique educational opportunities with a strategic focus on student success in four key areas: spiritual formation, intellectual growth, personal stewardship, and leadership development. Degree programs are offered for both bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. Since its founding in 1957 with Church of Christ affiliation, the school offers academic excellence in a Christian environment to all people regardless of their denominational affiliation.
Get to know Lubbock Christian University
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Jazz band
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Student Success Initiative
- Peer Mentors
Lubbock Christian University offers students many options to be engaged with the university and the community at large. Students worship together with their faculty and staff on a daily basis. Likewise, they work alongside professors in significant undergraduate research projects and are afforded engaging opportunities to travel through study abroad, mission trip, and internship programs.
LCU HONORS COLLEGE
The mission of the University Honors College is to provide students of high academic ability an exceptional college experience that prepares them for advanced study and lives of Christian service. The program offers challenging and provocative courses, colloquia and seminars, occasions for cultural enrichment, and assistance for semester internships and study abroad opportunities. One such internship opportunity, the LCU Washington Program, provides qualified students with a semester-long internship in the nation’s capital. Students complete a full-time, entry-level professional internship in their chosen career field, and they participate in various professional development and academic learning experiences.
Each spring, LCU hosts an interdisciplinary forum to promote and highlight original scholarship, organized as an academic conference with breakout presentations. LCU students, faculty, and staff present and field questions from the audience and then display their research in the Student Union Building to speak informally about their work.
Because LCU is located in Lubbock, Texas, the private university benefits from a city that is immersed in academic opportunities. Texas Tech University, South Plains College, and Wayland Baptist all join Lubbock Christian University in providing a wide variety of academic seminars, museums, libraries, theatre productions, and much more.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 94 | 10-19: 129 | 20-29: 69
30-39: 28 | 40-49: 6 | 50-99: 2 | 100+: 0
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 4%
White, non-Hispanic: 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 0%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 0%
13:1 STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO
LCU boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, which is far below the national average. At LCU, students aren’t lost in a crowd or seated in classes of hundreds of students. Professors are invested in getting to know their students personally, which allows for more in-depth discussions, personal relationships with instructors, and individual attention that is simply not possible at larger universities.
SIDE-BY-SIDE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
LCU offers an innovative Undergraduate Research Program, the hallmark of which is an involved working relationship with a Faculty Mentor. Each undergraduate research project proceeds under the guidance and hands-on mentorship of a professor, ensuring that they produce and get the most out of high-quality work. Not only may students reach out to faculty themselves, but some professors even seek out students to join them in preparation for such events as the National Conference for Undergraduate Research or the annual Scholar’s Colloquium. This process prepares students for graduate school or the workforce, boosted by the intimacy that comes with one-on-one interaction.
In the fall of 2016, LCU launched its 14-week Semester in Spain program, which brings students and faculty to the beautiful city of Avila in the heart of the Spanish countryside. Students take 15 hours of University Core-type credits with LCU professors in the medieval walled city, allowing immersion in another culture alongside LCU faculty.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Teacher certification program
At Lubbock Christian University, spiritual development is understood to be as important as academics or social engagement. Students gather in chapel four days a week to hear dynamic speakers who encourage spiritual commitment in every endeavor.
LCU is home to more than 25 student organizations and more than 15 intramural sports. What’s more, the Student Senate takes action on campus by addressing community issues and planning spiritual and stress-relieving campus activities. These activities enliven the campus year round, adding to the fun of campus clubs like art, international student, behavioral science, and more. Whether they participate in Master Follies, an annual musical review, or any kind of academic or social club, LCU students are sure to find their niche and connect with their peers.
LCU’s academic courses maintain a connection with the surrounding community, both locally and globally. The LCU Praise Choir regularly travels to Ukraine for a mission trip of song. LCU partners with Olive Branch Ministries to conduct an annual medical mission trip to Peru. And a variety of Spring Break trips allow students to spend their break experiencing culture and serving abroad. The possibilities are endless! In 2016, for example, a group from the School of Education traveled to Ecuador to teach English.
In addition to global trips, classes such as World Religions and community service projects like the annual Collide engage students within the varied cultures of the nearby Lubbock community.
Nestled in the heart of the panhandle, Lubbock, Texas, provides a unique blend of western heritage and community pride. Lubbock is called the “Hub City” due to its position as the economic, educational, and healthcare center of the south plains. With a population of around 258,000 people, Lubbock has all the amenities of a large metropolitan area while retaining the feel of a small town.
NCAA Div. II, members of the Heartland Conference
LCU boasts 28 national championships in team and individual sports including the 1983 National Baseball Champions, 2008 National Softball Champions, and the 2009 National Baseball Champions. The Lady Chaps Basketball team also completed a perfect season and became National Champions in 2016.
Men’s: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer
Women’s: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball, cheerleading
Colors: Royal Blue and White
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 73%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students
In addition to the LCU Washington Program, professors seek to help students find a working experience that’s right for them, in order to equip them for their future careers. Thanks to the University’s resources and assistance, many students participate in internships before they graduate, gaining on-the-job skills, workplace exposure, and professional guidance.
Senior Capstones act as culminating experiences that require upperclassmen to create some kind of project related to their program that integrates and applies what they’ve learned as college students. Thmay take the form of a research paper, a performance, a portfolio of “best work,” or an exhibit of artwork. Capstones are offered both in departmental programs and, increasingly, in general education as well.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
With more than 65 undergraduate majors, a Scholars Colloquium, and an Honors College, LCU has been recognized among the Top Comprehensive Colleges in the Western Region. LCU boasts exceptionally high job placement in the field of accounting and education as well as high acceptance rates to medical, dental, and law schools.
Standardized test scores
Rigor of secondary school record | Class rank | Academic GPA
Recommendation(s) | Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities | First generation | Alumni/ae relation
Volunteer work | Work experience | Level of applicant’s interest
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 480 | 75th Percentile: 620
25th Percentile: 475 | 75th Percentile: 590
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 24
Admission to LCU is based solely on ACT/SAT scores. There is a $25 application fee that can be otherwise waived with a scheduled campus visit. LCU’s Admissions Counselors will work with prospective students through every step of application, diligently assisting future students to ensure that the process is as simple as possible.
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $7,702
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES
Lubbock Christian University offers academic scholarships based upon ACT or SAT scores. There are also numerous institutional scholarships to include athletics, music, band, Christian school graduates, homeschool graduates, and others too numerous to list. There are potential discounts for students whose parents are working in Christian Schools or Academia, or serving as a foreign missionary. Students pursuing a degree in the Bible Department are eligible to apply for a substantial student discount. Last year, 93% of LCU students received institutional grants totaling more than $10.7 million.
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