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Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, TX

At A Glance

Main Address

1000 W Court St

Seguin, TX 78155-5978

www.tlu.edu

Admission Office

1000 West Court Street

Seguin, TX 78155-5999

(830) 372-8050

Fax : (830) 372-8096

admissions@tlu.edu

Contact : Alecia McCain

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Evangelical Lutheran Church In America

College Board Code: 6823

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : February 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 56.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,445

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 419

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 82.0%

Average financial aid package : $26,997.00

In-State Tuition : $31,850.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $31,850.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Feb 1

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : Aug 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : --

College will notify student of early action admission by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : Aug 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 14 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 56.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 73.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 25.0%
Parks And Recreation : 17.0%
Education : 13.0%
Health Professions : 11.0%
Social Sciences : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B
Business/Commerce, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Sciences, General B
Information Science/Studies B

Education
Elementary Education and Teaching B
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Reading Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B

History
History, General B
Public/Applied History B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies B
Youth Ministry B

Transportation & Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music History, Literature, and Theory B
Music Performance, General B
Music, General B
Visual and Performing Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

External Degree Program

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Computer Services

243 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : biology field station, Mexican-American study center, life enrichment center, geological museum, center for servant leadership

Geographic Location : 30 miles from San Antonio, 55 miles from Austin.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,445

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 419

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,407

Graduate enrollment : 31

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 98.0%

Out of state students : 2.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 49.0%

Percentage of females : 51.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 9.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 40.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 46.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

7.0% Men who Join Fraternities

11.0% Women who Join Sororities

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 74.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 53.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : Aug 1

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bulldogs

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division III

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Handball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 3,000

Admitted : 1,672

Enrolled : 419

Somewhat selective 56.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Class Rank

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Interview

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Considered

Extracurricular Activities

Level of Applicant's Interest

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

AP

CLEP

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Quality of academic curriculum pursued and class rank most important. Academic record and test scores also important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 20.0%

Top Quarter : 48.0%

Top Half : 81.0%

Bottom Half : 19.0%

Bottom Quarter : 4.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 15.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 12.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 11.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 11.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 20.0%

500 - 599 : 55.0%

400 - 499 : 23.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 14.0%

500 - 599 : 54.0%

400 - 499 : 30.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 6.0%

24 - 29 : 25.0%

18 - 23 : 57.0%

12 - 17 : 12.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 33.0%

18 - 23 : 53.0%

12 - 17 : 10.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 16.0%

18 - 23 : 53.0%

12 - 17 : 23.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Texas Lutheran University recognizes the Advanced Placement Exams. Examination credits count in neither residence hours nor honors calculations. All AP Examination credits appear on a TLU transcript as credit and does not affect a student's TLU grade point average. Students may receive a maximum of 30 semester hours credit toward graduation through any advanced credit/placement program.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Computer Science

0

1

History

0

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Science Lab

2

0

Social Studies

3

4

Foreign Language

2

3

Academic Electives

0

1

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 84.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 14.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

490 - 580

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

500 - 580

ACT Composite

20 - 24


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

VART 138

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

VART 138

All

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

3

BIOL 140

All

4

4

BIOL 143

All

5

8*

BIOL 143, 144

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 241

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MATH 241

All

5

8

MATH 241, 242

All

Chemistry

4

4

CHEM 143

All

5

8

CHEM 143, 144

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 337

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

VART 131

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

COMP 131

All

5

6

COMP 131/132

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

COMP 131

All

5

6

COMP 131, 132

All

Environmental Science

3

4

ENVS 140

All

European History

3

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FREN 131

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GERM 131

All

5

6

GERM 131, 132

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 234

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUSI 131

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 141

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHYS 142

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHYS 241

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHYS 240

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 131

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPAN 131

All

5

6

SPAN 131, 132

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SPAN 3xx

All

Statistics

3

3

STAT 374

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 232

All

United States History

3

3

--

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

6

French I

50

6

German I

50

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 66.0%

% of loans / jobs : 34.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 89.0%

% Judged to have need : 88.0%

% that were offered aid : 88.0%

% that had need fully met : 23.0%

% of need met : 82.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $26,997.00

Avg non need-based aid : $17,029.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $23,497.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,882.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $29,735.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Cathleen Wright

Financial aid office phone : (830) 372-8075

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Other: TAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,040.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

National Merit Finalist Scholarship; full tuition. Pacesetter Award for College Excellence; up to $18,000 a year. Locus Aduro Award in Dramatic Media; up to $18,000 a year. Da capo Award in Music; up to $18,000 a year. TLU CHOICE Scholarship; difference between cost at TLU and University of Texas-Austin or Texas AM-College Station. Presidential Scholarship; up to $11,000 a year. Academic Excellence Award; up to $9,000 a year.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Leadership

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$31,850.00

$31,850.00

$31,850.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$31,850.00

$31,850.00

$31,850.00

Room and board:

$10,690.00

$10,690.00

$1,780.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,330.00

$1,330.00

$1,330.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,100.00

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$45,970.00

$46,270.00

$37,360.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$45,970.00

$46,270.00

$37,360.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.25

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 68

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 33

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 219

Transfers admitted percentage: 47.0%

Transfers admitted: 104

Transfers enrolled percentage: 28.0%

Transfers enrolled: 63

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Cumulative GPA of college academic record most important admissions criterion. Applicants with fewer than 24 credit hours require high school transcript and test scores. Applicants with more than 60 credit hours seeking transfer into education must contact department directly.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $31,850.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,690.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,690.00

Additional estimated expenses: $2,600.00

Costs per credit hour: $1,040.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $69,950.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 6

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 89

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser