Texas Lutheran University: Narrative Description

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1000 West Ct. St.
Seguin, TX 78155-5999
Tel: (830)372-8000
Free: 800-771-8521
Admissions: (830)372-8050
Fax: (830)372-8096
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tlu.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 196-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Antonio. Endowment: $45.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $39,892. Educational spending 2003-04: $4692 per student. Total enrollment: 1,414. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,119 applied, 78% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,324 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 90 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 12 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 8% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; parks and recreation; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,630 includes full-time tuition ($16,480), mandatory fees ($120), and college room and board ($5030). College room only: $2340. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $550 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $60 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 57 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Ministry, Mexican American Student Association, Student Government Association. Major annual events: KROST Symposium, Christmas Vespers, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 999 college housing spaces available; 902 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Blumberg Memorial Library with 171,029 books, 118,592 microform titles, 566 serials, 4,297 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $360,584. 48 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 27,000, Seguin is a suburban community enjoying temperate climate. The city is reached by Interstate 10. There is a library, a museum, churches representing 10 different denominations, and a hospital serving the community. Various job opportunities are available here. Various civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations are active in Seguin. Nearby Lake McQueeney offers water skiing.

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