Lindenwood University began all the way back in 1827, and today is the second-oldest institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River and one of the fastest-growing liberal arts colleges in the Midwest. The beautiful 500-acre campus is filled with new and modern facilities and is situated in the gorgeous community of St. Charles, Missouri, which is steadily becoming a major urban community west of St. Louis. With a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum, a successful athletics program and a mission statement firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values, it's no wonder than Lindenwood University's enrollment has exploded over the past decade.
With more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered, the school's 17,000 students have a wealth of academic possibilities open to those in university housing. The most popular majors at Lindenwood include Business/Commerce, Elementary Education and Teaching, Criminal Justice, Communications and Performing Arts. Additionally, the school prides itself on keeping class sizes small, with more than 60 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.
The Lindenwood Lions are one of the most successful Division II teams in the NAIA, offering a full slate of men's and women's sports. The institution is renowned for its men's lacrosse team, while ladies participate annually in Division I women's ice hockey.
Surrounding Lindenwood University's beautiful campus is the growing city of Saint Charles, Missouri, the state's first capital and a hub of student living activities. The city features a charming riverfront area, with historic buildings, restaurants shops and nightlife. The city center of St. Charles is also a bustling place year-round with the annual Oktoberfest festival, the Bluegrass Festival, and the Christmas Traditions Festival.
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