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Lindenwood University Data & Information Overview

437 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
75% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Lindenwood University Ranked?

#651 Best Colleges in Nation
#15 Best Colleges in MO
Health & Physical Education Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Lindenwood University was awarded 437 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health & physical education.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Lindenwood University as #651 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

Lindenwood University is also ranked #15 out of 48 schools in Missouri.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Lindenwood University?

75% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Lindenwood University has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 13% of students accepted to Lindenwood University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 610. Math scores were between 420 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 440 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 420 to 600 )
Lindenwood University received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 17 to 30 )

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Lindenwood University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Lindenwood University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lindenwood University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lindenwood University

78% Freshmen Retention
32% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Lindenwood University has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Lindenwood University this rate is 32%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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Lindenwood University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,199 Full-Time Undergraduates
22.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,822 undergraduates at Lindenwood University with 4,199 being full-time and 623 being part-time.

How Much Does Lindenwood University Cost?

$17,366 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
$26,056 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Lindenwood University is $17,366. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lindenwood University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,948 $13,008 $15,749 $19,120 $21,012

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Lindenwood University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Lindenwood University, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $6,514 a year. That adds up to $26,056 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lindenwood University is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Lindenwood University Graduates Make?

$47,009 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Lindenwood University make about $47,009 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Lindenwood University graduates since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Lindenwood University

Missouri State
4,199 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Charles, Missouri. Saint Charles is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Lindenwood University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 209 S Kingshighway St, Saint Charles, MO 63301-1695
Phone: 636-949-2000

Lindenwood University Majors

73 Majors With Completions
1,055 Undergraduate Degrees
915 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 73 majors graduated from Lindenwood University. Of these students, 1,055 received undergraduate degrees and 915 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 200 $44,686
Health & Physical Education 99 $27,629
Criminal Justice & Corrections 69 $33,954
General Biology 50 $27,790
Marketing 37 $37,899
Accounting 35 $41,826
Teacher Education Grade Specific 34 $33,261
Computer Information Systems 34 $59,223
Communication & Media Studies 30 $34,309
Computer Software & Applications 27 $28,997

Learn more about the majors offered at Lindenwood University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Lindenwood University

78% Take At Least One Class Online
35% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 5,491 students took at least one online class at Lindenwood University. This is an increase from the 5,397 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,491 2,461
2019-2020 5,397 2,423
2018-2019 4,457 1,536
2017-2018 4,030 1,294
2016-2017 3,489 1,155

Learn more about online learning at Lindenwood University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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