Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University, a private, undergraduate, co-educational university, is located in Seguin, Texas. The name of the university can be abbreviated as TLU. Established as an academy of the First German Evangelical Lutheran Synod in 1891, TLU offers a number of pre-professional courses and undergraduate majors in various subjects. The areas of study at TLU include computer science, modern languages, music, business, visual arts and theology. The university also has a number of additional programs including internships, international studies and veterans affairs.

TLU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and the American Southwest Conference and the athletic teams of the college are nicknamed as the Bulldogs. Students at TLU participate in various sports such as tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross country and softball. TLU provides financial assistance to deserving students. The Lutheran Clergy Grant, the Congregational Program, the National Merit Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship are some of the grants, scholarships and loans that students can seek.

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Contacting Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University
1000 W. Court St
Seguin , TX 78155-5999
General Phone: (830) 372-8000

Texas Lutheran University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management54business administration, accounting, MIS
Science43biology, chemistry, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy34exercise science, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling27psychology
Education and Teaching26elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching
Liberal Arts25Spanish language, English, international studies, economics, political science, sociology, history, public history and archival administration
Media13communication studies
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religious music, theology
Music4music, music performance
Art Studies4art studies
Computer Science and Engineering3information science, computer science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree25031

Texas Lutheran University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Texas Lutheran University had a total enrollment of 1,375 students (1,284 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 10%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 39%
20-21 36%
22-24 17%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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


Texas Lutheran University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %

Texas Lutheran University Room and Board (2007)

Texas Lutheran University offers campus housing for 935 of its 1,284 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Texas Lutheran University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430550
SAT Math460570
SAT Writing420530
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT47%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Texas Lutheran University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,970
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,970
Room and board $ 6,140
Room charge $ 3,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,600
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 2,260

Financial Aid:
Texas Lutheran University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 364100)

Texas Lutheran University Faculty

Texas Lutheran University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1113
Non-tenured and not on tenure track34

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$67,9623$68,260
Associate professoracademic year15$56,35012$55,202
Assistant professoracademic year12$47,31312$47,769
Instructoracademic year1*2*
Lectureracademic year1*3$38,000
All faculty totalacademic year44$57,39632$51,338

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

Texas Lutheran University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football American Southwest Conference
Basketball American Southwest Conference
Baseball American Southwest Conference
Track American Southwest Conference

Texas Lutheran University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Texas Lutheran University Apart:

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checked American Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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