Lynn University

Lynn University

Lynn University, also known as LU, is a private, non-profit university located in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. It was founded in 1962. LU is named after Eugene M. Lynn, a noted philanthropist. The university offers more than 15 undergraduate degrees and over 4 graduate degrees with more than 70 areas of specializations. LU is organized into the following academic divisions.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Management
  • Conservatory of Music
  • College of Education
  • College of Hospitality Management
  • College of International Communication

Lynn University's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Fighting Knights. They have won more than 15 NCAA and NAIA national championships and over 20 Sunshine State Conference championships. The teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II.

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Contacting Lynn University

Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton , FL 33431-5598
General Phone: (561) 237-7000

Lynn University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management256business management, business administration
Media69mass communication
Education and Teaching69educational admin and supervision, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Hospitality64hospitality management
Therapy and Counseling47psychology, psychology courses
Security and Law Enforcement41criminal justice and administration
Music19music performance
Photography and Commercial Art16commercial art, photography
Liberal Arts10liberal arts and sciences, international relations
Family and Social Work6community organization

Number of programs and degrees for Lynn University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree44615
Master's degree1345
Doctor's degree242
Post-master's certificate01

Lynn University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lynn University had a total enrollment of 2,549 students (2,387 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 5%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 25%
(Foreign Students) 15%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 29%
20-21 29%
22-24 19%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New York13%
(International Students)13%
New Jersey12%
Rhode Island2%
New Hampshire1%
South Carolina1%
North Carolina1%

Lynn University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 60 %

Lynn University Room and Board (2007)

Lynn University offers campus housing for 1,184 of its 2,387 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Boca Raton, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

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

Lynn University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 29,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,300
Room and board $ 10,900
Books and supplies $ 1,150
Other expenses $ 4,200

Financial Aid:
Lynn University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 150500)

Lynn University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4444

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$77,1937$74,839
Associate professorcalendar year10$61,24014$61,843
Assistant professorcalendar year17$51,30319$53,385
Instructorcalendar year6$38,6744$43,611
All faculty totalcalendar year44$58,31244$58,601

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

Lynn University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sunshine State Conference
Baseball Sunshine State Conference
Track Sunshine State Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports245478

Lynn University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Education And Teaching
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music Performance, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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What Sets Lynn University Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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