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Located in Saint Charles, Missouri, Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Lindenwood University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

60 Undergraduate Degrees
381 Graduate Degrees
$23,170 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
92% Acceptance Rate

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Lindenwood University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lindenwood University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Lindenwood University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Higher Education/Higher Education Administration College Factual
#16 Best Value Colleges for Curriculum & Instruction College Factual
#17 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Instructional Media Design College Factual
#24 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for General Educational Leadership & Administration College Factual
#26 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Educational Administration College Factual
#81 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Lindenwood University?


Contact details for Lindenwood University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 209 S Kingshighway, Saint Charles, MO 63301-1695
Phone: 636-949-2000

How Do I Get Into Lindenwood University?

You can apply to Lindenwood University online at:

Admission Requirements for Lindenwood University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript considered but not required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lindenwood University?

92% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores
Lindenwood University has the high acceptance rate of 92%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 25% 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 500 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 490 to 590 )
Lindenwood University received ACT scores from 74% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Lindenwood University  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford Lindenwood University?

$23,170 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
4.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lindenwood University is $23,170. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Lindenwood University, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,246 a year. That adds up to $28,984 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lindenwood University is 4.0%. 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.

Lindenwood University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,199 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,822 undergraduate students at Lindenwood University, with 4,199 being full-time and 623 being part-time.


There are also 2,560 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,199 full-time undergraduates at Lindenwood University, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lindenwood University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 49
Black or African American 534
Hispanic or Latino 203
White 2,541
International Students 427
Other Races/Ethnicities 445

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Lindenwood University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 108 countries are represented at Lindenwood University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Panama, and Canada.

Online Learning at Lindenwood University

2,423 Took All Classes Online
5,397 Took At Least One Class Online
31.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,397 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lindenwood University has changed over the last few years.


Online Affordability Rankings of Lindenwood University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Lindenwood University was $18,100 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Lindenwood University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism #4 #4
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented #16 #7
Music Education #22 #7
Other Education #36 #18
Other Education #36 #18
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #51 #10

Online Growth Rankings of Lindenwood University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lindenwood University was 31.7%. This is the #614 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Lindenwood University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lindenwood University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Lindenwood University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Music Education #16
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented #16
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #38
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism #40
Special Education #130
Teacher Education Subject Specific #139
Educational Administration #168

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lindenwood University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 65 42 24 131
General Education 21 1 51 0 73
Teacher Education 0 0 49 0 49
Curriculum & Instruction 0 14 0 29 43
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 0 0 29 0 29
Reading Teacher Education 0 1 26 0 27
Elementary Education 26 0 0 0 26
Early Childhood Education 8 0 2 0 10
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 9 0 9
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 0 0 9 0 9
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0 0 8 0 8
Music Education 0 0 7 0 7
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 7 0 7
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 0 0 5 0 5
General Special Education 2 0 2 0 4
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 3 0 0 0 3
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 0 0 1 0 1
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 60 81 247 53 441


*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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