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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."

Overview

Applicants
2,198
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

44%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 580
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15

Regular — February 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
134
with Terminal Degree
87

80
Women
54
Men
24
Minority
2
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Nursing Science.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

  • Music.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Verne Lundquist
CBS TV Sportscaster

Cameron Beckman
PGA Tour Pro

Edmund Kuempel
State Representative

Sharon Krag
Professor of Biochemistry, Johns Hopkins

Ken Kramer
State Director, Sierra Club Texas

Judge Fred Biery
US District Judge

Chris Elley
Emmy award winning documentary filmaker

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,663

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,801

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,137

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
69%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,813

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,403

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,650
Required Fees
$400
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,770
Transportation for Commuters
$1,100

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,720
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
TEACH Grant

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,411
Foreign Countries Represented
12

Demographics

9.48%
African-American
37.47%
Hispanic
49.08%
Caucasian
2.06%
Unknown

50% female
50% male
2% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
55%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
78%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dr. Marlene Moriarity

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
47
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
5

7% join a fraternity
11% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

34% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bulldogs)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
Minority Support Groups: MASA, BSU

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Texas State University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Texas State University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

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


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