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Academics

In the state where everything is bigger, Texas Lutheran University offers an unusually small and intimate alternative for higher education. Here, the undergraduate experience is the school's unwavering focus, with core courses and major fields designed to provide "a well rounded education in a supportive and close-knit community." Throughout the school, "classes are small," and discussion is encouraged in the classroom. "Instead of being one big lecture, education here is a two-way conversation" between Texas Lutheran teachers and their students. As at any college, "Different professors have different teaching styles," but most "know their subject areas well and are very passionate about whatever they teach." Many students agree that "The best professors are the ones who have had career experience in the area that they are teaching," and therefore "make class very interesting by relating the discussions in class to real life." Across the board, TLU professors "truly care about your…success as a student," "will work with you one-on-one, and will provide you with as much time as you need." The administration functions seamlessly, and "Enrolling, registering for classes, financial aid, and everything else is very easy" at this small private school. Icing on the cake: Texas Lutheran offers "great scholarships" for qualified students, and the school makes it "extremely easy to work out an acceptable financial aid package."

Student Body

A largely local school, Texas Lutheran attracts lots of undergraduates from the San Antonio and Houston areas, as well as many legacy students, whose "family members attended TLU" before them. The school is affiliated with the Lutheran church, and many students "attend chapel or other religious events, but a fair amount do not." "For such a small campus, we have an incredible amount of diversity" of background and personality. "There is an organization for just about every person's interests on this campus," from Greek life to marching band. While students tend to make friends with similar interests, "There are athletes, nerds, musicians, and artists...all coexisting with each other" on the TLU campus. Overall, students say, "It is easy to fit in." From day one, "TLU makes the freshman experience easy because they integrate the upperclassman into the orientation so you start off knowing a good majority of the students." Enthusiastic members of the college community, TLU students are "very involved with clubs and activities on campus."

Campus Life

School work is first priority for most TLU undergrads, and "the average week day definitely consists of going to classes or labs and completing homework or assignments." In addition to academics, "Organizations on campus are very inclusive, and getting involved is a big thing about college life" at TLU. You'll find plenty of special interest clubs, faith groups, and "intramural sports going on all throughout the year." In particular, "The school does a wonderful job at getting students involved with the community through organizations and service projects." When it comes to social gatherings, "Sororities and frats host a lot of events," and the university brings students together for "band concerts, karaoke, or cook-outs." On this spirited campus, "Football games and other sporting events are especially popular among the students"—as is tailgating before a game. Though hometown Seguin may not be the most exciting outpost in Texas, many say its "fun to go to the nearby bowling alley or movie theater," or to simply "get together with friends and think of creative things to do." On sunny days, undergrads might "study outside on the lawn" or get a group together to go "tubing down the Guadalupe river." To escape the Seguin routine, "People of legal drinking age occasionally go to San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, or Austin for the nightlife."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Carrie Hallmark
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, TX 78155

Phone
8007718521

Email
admissions@tlu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Tschoepe Hall
Fitness Center
Alumni Student Center
Residence Halls
Hein Dining Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Guadalupe River
Schlitterbahn
San Marcos Outlet Mall
Austin Area
San Antonio Riverwalk

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
M-F 8 - 5:00 pm/ Sat 10 - 12 noon

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@tlu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Prefer that students stay on a week night.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airports: San Antonio, Tx and Austin, Tx.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From San Antonio and points west: You can approach TLU from IH 10 or IH 35. From IH 10, exit on Hwy 46. Go south (right) on Hwy 46 for 1/2 mile. TLU will be on your left. From IH 35, exit on Hwy 46 in New Braunfels. Go south (right) on Hwy 46 for about 15 miles. TLU is on your left. From Austin and points north: Approach TLU from IH 35 until you reach San Marcos. Exit on Hwy 123 and turn left. At the Hwy 123 and IH 10 intersection as you enter Seguin, go right on IH 10. Ext IH 10 on the Hwy 46 exit. Go left on Hwy 46 for 1/2 mile. TLU is on your left. From Houston and points east: Approach TLU from IH 10. Proceed west on IH 10 and take the Hwy 46 exit. Go left on Hwy 46 for 1/2 mile. TLU is on your left. From Corpus Christi and points south: Approach TLU from Hwy 123. As you near Seguin, take Hwy 46 north and continue to the Hwy 46 and Court Street intersection. Turn right on Court Street and TLU is on your left.

Local Accommodations
1. Comfort Inn and Suites 3013 N 123 Bypass at 1-10 (800) 228-5150 4 miles away from TLU moderately priced 2. Holiday Inn Express 2801 Jay Road (830) 379-4440 4 miles away from TLU moderately priced. 3. LaQuinta Inn and Suites 1501 Hwy 46 North (830)372-0567 Less than 2 miles, moderatly priced 4. Hampton Inn 1130 Larkin Ave (830)379-4400 Approximately 4 miles Moderately priced 5. Super 8 Motel Hwy 46 at 1-10 830-379-6888 6. Quality Inn 2950 N Hwy 123 at 1-10 in830-372-0860

Admissions

Applicants: 2,683
Acceptance Rate: 59%
Average HS GPA: 3.60







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