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Lindenwood University Admission Requirements

Saint Charles, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Lindenwood University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87.6%
Admission Difficulty for Lindenwood University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Lindenwood University and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #36 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,414 out of 3,899 applicants were admitted making Lindenwood University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Lindenwood University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Lindenwood University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
35%
SAT Scores for Lindenwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Lindenwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lindenwood University?

Lindenwood University typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #24 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lindenwood University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >93%
1075 to 1170 Avg + 88%-93%
980 to 1075 Avg - 81%-88%
885 to 980 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 885 Low <72%
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Lindenwood University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
71%
ACT Scores for Lindenwood University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Lindenwood University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lindenwood University?

Admission data indicates that Lindenwood University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 71 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lindenwood University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lindenwood University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >93%
22 to 25 Avg + 88%-93%
20 to 22 Avg - 83%-88%
18 to 20 Reach 76%-83%
Less than 18 Low <76%
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Lindenwood University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Lindenwood University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Lindenwood University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lindenwood University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Lindenwood University accepts 88% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lindenwood University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

69% of Lindenwood University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lindenwood University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 69%
Bottom 50% of class 31%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lindenwood University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,130 1,769 3,899
Accepted 1,915 1,499 3,414
Acceptance Rate 90% 85% 88%
Enrolled 441 357 798
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 24% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lindenwood University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lindenwood University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lindenwood University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=177968 IPEDS survey data for Lindenwood University.

FAQs

Does Lindenwood University prefer SAT or ACT?

35% of students submit their SAT scores to Lindenwood University. 71% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lindenwood University?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to Lindenwood University. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lindenwood University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1170. 35% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lindenwood University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 71% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.