Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Lindenwood University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Lindenwood University Ranked?

2022 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 288 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminology.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Lindenwood University as #1,056 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Lindenwood University also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Lindenwood University?

Acceptance Rate

Lindenwood University has an acceptance rate of 74%, 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 21% 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 380 and 520. Math scores were between 480 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 380 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 480 to 610 )
Lindenwood University received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 20 to 25 )

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Lindenwood University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Lindenwood University it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Lindenwood University is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Lindenwood University have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Lindenwood University.

Lindenwood University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,654 undergraduates at Lindenwood University with 5,000 being full-time and 654 being part-time.

How Much Does Lindenwood University Cost?

The overall average net price of Lindenwood University is $17,491. 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 +
$14,388 $13,918 $16,340 $19,268 $20,350

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 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,626 a year. That adds up to $26,504 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lindenwood University is 4.8%. 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?

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 $41,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Lindenwood University make the most money.

Location of Lindenwood University

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, Saint Charles, MO 63301-1695
Phone: 636-949-2000

Lindenwood University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 72 majors graduated from Lindenwood University. Of these students, 1,742 received undergraduate degrees and 1,074 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 302 $43,300
Health & Physical Education 143 $30,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 90 $29,900
General Psychology 78 $24,100
Marketing 74 $33,300
Human Resource Management 70 $42,900
General Biology 63 $30,100
Communication & Media Studies 62 $31,000
Computer Information Systems 55 $53,700
Teacher Education Grade Specific 55 $30,200

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

Online Learning at Lindenwood University

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 2018-2019, 4,457 students took at least one online class at Lindenwood University. This is an increase from the 4,030 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 4,457 1,536
2017-2018 4,030 1,294
2016-2017 3,489 1,155
2015-2016 2,585 836
2013-2014 2,075 343

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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