Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University or LU is a dynamic four-year liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. The campus is spread across an area of 500 acres. Founded in 1827 by George and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second-oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River. LU offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • American Studies
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Fine & Performing Arts
  • Human Services
  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Evening Programs (LCIE)

The sports teams of Lindenwood University are known as the Lions. LU is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Some of the notable alumni of LU are DeDe Dorsey, Professional football player with the Cincinnati Bengals and Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA 2004.

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Lindenwood University
209 S Kingshighway
Saint Charles , MO 63301-1695
General Phone: (636) 949-2000

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Lindenwood Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management933business, business management, non-profit management, accounting, business communications, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, ...
Education and Teaching931education, educational administration, educational supervision, superintendency and administration, educational admin and supervision, special ed, early childhood special ed, special education, school counseling, ...
Therapy and Counseling158psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology
Media120communication studies, mass communication, media studies, journalism, advertising, communication and journalism
Security and Law Enforcement111criminal justice and administration, fire services administration, criminology
Liberal Arts75American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, English language and literature, general studies, library science, anthropology, economics courses, ...
Computer Science and Engineering45computer and info science, information technology, computer and info science courses, computer science
Fine Arts41fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Medical Administration37health care administration, health and medical administrative
Drama and Performing Arts26dance, dance courses, drama, theatre design, acting, directing, theatre arts management, stagecraft
Science24biology, environmental biology, chemistry
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion, Christian studies, religious studies, bible studies
Design12fashion design
Family and Social Work11human services, public administration, social work
Photography and Commercial Art8multimedia
Art Studies6visual and performing arts, arts management
Music5music, music performance, music theory and composition, various music studies
Hospitality0hospitality management
Funeral and Mortuary Science0funeral and mortuary

Number of programs and degrees for Lindenwood in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,14486
Master's degree1,42039
Doctor's degree21
Post-master's certificate401
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

Lindenwood Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lindenwood had a total enrollment of 9,633 students (9,229 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 50%
Graduate 50%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 14%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 12%
20-21 15%
22-24 18%
25-29 17%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)16%
State unknown1%

Lindenwood Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 50 %

Lindenwood Room and Board (2007)

Lindenwood offers campus housing for 3,550 of its 9,229 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Charles, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Lindenwood Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410490
SAT Math480560
SAT Writing420460
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT6%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT79%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lindenwood Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,980
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,980
Room and board $ 6,860
Books and supplies $ 3,000
Other expenses $ 12,400

Financial Aid:
Lindenwood participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 248000)

Lindenwood Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$87,7927$93,475
Associate professorcalendar year25$73,4747$64,791
Assistant professorcalendar year25$62,44737$58,605
All faculty totalcalendar year58$70,69651$64,240

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$68,17111$58,249
Associate professoracademic year9$59,48711$52,820
Assistant professoracademic year22$51,52321$48,754
All faculty totalacademic year47$58,71543$52,223

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lindenwood Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heart of America Athletic Conference
Basketball Heart of America Athletic Conference
Baseball Heart of America Athletic Conference
Track Heart of America Athletic Conference

Lindenwood Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Information Technology

Fashion/Apparel Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Dance, Other
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Library Science/Librarianship
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management


Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Christian Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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