#8 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

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Lindenwood University overview
Location Saint Charles, Missouri
Online lindenwood.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Lindenwood University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Lindenwood University, a private institution founded in 1827, is situated in the historic heart of Saint Charles, Missouri, providing a suburban setting within the Greater St. Louis area. Its campus showcases a blend of historic and contemporary architecture, reflecting both its storied past and modern updates. Lindenwood offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees across various fields with popular majors including Business, Education, and Criminal Justice. This university operates on a semester-based academic calendar and maintains a broad, moderately selective admissions policy. Residential options are available, with a range of housing choices for students to live on campus. While Lindenwood University features a comprehensive athletics program as the Lindenwood Lions, it is not predominantly recognized for its athletic achievements on a national scale.

In the most recent statistical year 4,372 prospective students applied, and 3,236 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 893 enrolled in the school.  4,603 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,397 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $19,100 plus fees of $200. Lindenwood University is ranked 755 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Lindenwood University is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Lindenwood University overview
SAT 1023/1230
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.42

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Lindenwood University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$200
Room and Board $10,200
Budget for Other Expenses$2,900
Total One Year Cost$33,900

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lindenwood University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 42%
Education 14%
Social Sciences 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%
Communication 6%

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