Lindenwood University, founded in 1827, the second oldest university west of the Mississippi River.
Lindenwood’s historic 200- acre campus is situated in the heart of St. Charles, MO, a growing community of 67,000. While located in the city of St. Charles, Lindenwood is part of a broader community in St. Charles County, which has a growing population approaching 400,000 residents. St. Louis, just a few minutes east, features amenities such as Forest Park, several music venues, the Gateway Arch, professional sports, and much more.
“Lindenwood College for Women” began as a finishing school for young women. Lindenwood became a Presbyterian college in 1853, a four-year college in 1918, a coeducational institution in 1969, and a comprehensive university in 1997. Evening programs were added in 1972, graduate degrees were offered for the first time in 1975, and Lindenwood’s first doctoral program began in 2007. The university has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1921.
Offering more than 115 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in diverse areas of study and traditional and accelerated formats, including online, Lindenwood operates residential campuses in St. Charles, MO, as well as eight regional centers, and a number of extension sites throughout Missouri. Lindenwood is known for innovation, entrepreneurship, and extraordinary dedication to its students.
Lindenwood University is a teaching university dedicated to providing real experiences, differentiating academic programs, promoting academic excellence, optimizing resources, and delivering a high-quality experience with the goal of successful student experience leading to a lifetime success. Faculty members are encouraged to engage in research projects that align with the university’s mission and provide students the opportunity to work alongside their professors.
Founded in 1827, Lindenwood University is a dynamic four-year liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. We offer approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 8,000 students in a variety of formats, including traditional, evening, and online. Lindenwood is known for innovation, entrepreneurship, and extraordinary dedication to students. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Lindenwood University System is home to over 1,100 full and part-time faculty and over 600 full and part-time staff employees who are committed to providing a quality education and experience for all Lindenwood University system students.
REAL EXPERIENCE. REAL SUCCESS.
Enhancing lives through quality education and professional preparatory experiences.
- Integrity - We are committed to ensuring trust and respect for all persons in an environment that cultivates individual and institutional integrity.
- Dedication - We are committed to developing a high-performance work ethic and dedication to discipline or vocation.
- Excellence - We are committed to providing quality and excellence in all our endeavors.
- Creativity - We are committed to the development of original ideas, knowledge, and innovative approaches to solving complex problems.
- Community - We are committed to creating a connected, diverse community, sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals supporting personal and professional growth.