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Saint Charles, Missouri

Lindenwood University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Lindenwood University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.7%
Admission Difficulty for Lindenwood University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Lindenwood University and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,135 out of 2,895 applicants were admitted making Lindenwood University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent. Lindenwood University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Lindenwood University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Lindenwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Lindenwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1070

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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 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #31 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lindenwood University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >83%
1070 to 1200 Avg + 74%-83%
940 to 1070 Avg - 63%-74%
810 to 940 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 810 Low <50%
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Lindenwood University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
79%
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 24
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 #26 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 79 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lindenwood University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lindenwood University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >84%
22 to 25 Avg + 74%-84%
20 to 22 Avg - 65%-74%
18 to 20 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 18 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will 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 #24 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lindenwood University accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lindenwood University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Lindenwood University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,507 1,388 2,895
Accepted 1,142 993 2,135
Acceptance Rate 76% 72% 74%
Enrolled 470 453 923
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 46% 43%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lindenwood University and what considerations affect 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.