#16 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, Texas

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Texas Lutheran University overview
Location Seguin, Texas
Online tlu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation American Evangelical Lutheran Church
Texas Lutheran University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Texas Lutheran University (TLU), located in Seguin, Texas, is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1891. Approximately 35 miles east of San Antonio, TLU sits in a small-town setting and offers students a personalized educational experience grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The university maintains a moderately selective admissions process and provides a range of undergraduate majors, with notable programs in Business, Education, and Music. The campus reflects a blend of traditional and modern architecture with facilities designed to support both academic and student life. TLU offers residential living options to foster a supportive and engaging academic environment. While not renowned for a high-profile athletic program, TLU participates in NCAA Division III athletics as the Bulldogs.

In the most recent statistical year 1,835 prospective students applied, and 1,685 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 344 enrolled in the school.  1,301 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 68 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,300 plus fees of $620. TLU is ranked 626 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












TLU is rated within the lower 48% 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

Texas Lutheran University overview
SAT 1030/1220
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.9

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Texas Lutheran University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$620
Room and Board $11,330
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$48,750

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Texas Lutheran University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 13%
Education 12%
Biology 11%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228981 IPEDS survey data for Texas Lutheran University.

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Last updated February 24, 2024