Lindenwood University (LU)

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LU can be found in Saint Charles, MO, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over eight thousand students are enrolled at Lindenwood University.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score in the range of 980 to 1170 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Lindenwood University (LU) average GPA (3.06 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 88% of all those students that apply are granted admission to LU, from which 23 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Lindenwood University (LU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lindenwood University was reported as 87.6% in Fall 2020 with over 3,900 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • LU ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • LU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Lindenwood University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Lindenwood University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for LU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 54.7%
  • 2017-2018: 73.7%
  • 2018-2019: 88.1%
  • 2019-2020: 87.6%
  • Projected LU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 75.3%

How Does Lindenwood University (LU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lindenwood University is fifty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Missouri Baptist University61.0%
Fontbonne University78.7%
Webster University56.9%
McKendree University63.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lindenwood University (LU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 580
Math490 - 590
Total Score980 - 1170
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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