Texas Lutheran University

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School Overview

Texas Lutheran University, located in Seguin, Texas, is an undergraduate university that was founded in 1891 in Brenham, Texas. When it was founded, it was an academy for the First German Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Texas. In 1912 it moved to Seguin, Texas and later became Texas Lutheran in the 1930s.

Texas Lutheran University is a private, undergraduate, coeducational institution that is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. TLU offers nine pre-professional programs, thirty minors, and 28 different fields of study to approximately 1,400 students.

General Information

Admission Office
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, TX 78155-5999
(830) 372-8050
(800) 771-8521
Fax: (830) 372-8096

Contact: Dale Gaubatz
Director of Admissions
Main Address
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, TX 78155-5999
(830) 372-8000

www.tlu.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 1,432
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 396
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,400

Setting
Total undergrads: 1,432
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 396
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,400

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 73%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $20,180 $21,100 $21,910 $22,890 +4.47%
Books and Supplies $800 $950 $950 $950 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,860 $6,140 $7,100 $7,540 +6.20%
Other $1,900 $2,260 $2,260 $2,260 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $28,740 $30,450 $32,220 $33,640 +4.41%
In-state Off Campus $20,980 $22,050 $22,860 $23,840 +4.29%
In-state with Family $20,980 $22,050 $22,860 $23,840 +4.29%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 360 91%
Grant or scholarship aid 360 91% $4,939,472 $13,721
• Federal grants 124 31% $600,771 $4,845
• Pell grants 124 31% $454,792 $3,668
• Other federal grants 114 29% $145,979 $1,281
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 220 56% $768,213 $3,492
Institutional scholarships or grants 360 91% $3,570,488 $9,918
Student loan financial aid 283 71% $2,274,791 $8,038
• Federal student loans 283 71% $1,882,185 $6,651
• Other student loans 38 10% $392,606 $10,332

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 246
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 27
Biology/biological Sciences, General 27
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 54
Accounting 11
Business Administration and Management, General 43
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 10
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 10
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3
Computer Science 3
Information Science/studies
Education 19
Elementary Education and Teaching 7
English/language Arts Teacher Education 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Music Teacher Education 4
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education 4
Engineering
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
English Language and Literature/letters 4
English Language and Literature, General 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 6
Athletic Training/trainer 6
History 3
History, General 3
Mathematics and Statistics 10
Mathematics, General 10
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General
International/global Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 37
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 37
Physical Sciences 11
Chemistry, General 7
Physics, General 4
Psychology 19
Psychology, General 19
Social Sciences 16
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General 7
Sociology 9
Theology and Religious Vocations 12
Pre-theology/pre-ministerial Studies 12
Religious/sacred Music
Theology/theological Studies
Visual and Performing Arts 15
Art/art Studies, General
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 3
Fine/studio Arts, General 7
Music Performance, General
Music, General 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

Engineering

Pre-engineering/applied science B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B

History

History – General B
Public History/Archives B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pre-Ministerial Studies B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 1,552
Percent Admitted: 65%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 40%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 440 (25th Percentile)
  • 550 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 470 (25th Percentile)
  • 580 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 430 (25th Percentile)
  • 530 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 19 (25th Percentile)
  • 24 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 24 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 19 (25th Percentile)
  • 25 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity


Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Texas Lutheran University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(830) 372-8000
Website:www.tlu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://www.tlu.edu/admissions/applying-to-tlu/
Address:1000 W. Court St, Seguin, TX 78155-5999
Setting:31
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,295
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:1,295 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$28,910
Out-of-state Tuition:$28,910
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$19,394

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Texas Lutheran University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Texas Lutheran University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services41
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education9
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
History1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Social Sciences3
Theology and Religious Vocations3
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts5
Grand total421

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Texas Lutheran University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Texas Lutheran University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$28,910
Out-of-state$28,910
Books and supplies$950

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$28,910
Out-of-state$28,910

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid395100%
Grant or scholarship aid395100%$19,394
Student loan aid37996%$6,274

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,30095%$17,810
Federal student loans1,17486%$6,907

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Texas Lutheran University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Texas Lutheran University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,1311,0801,051
Percent admitted100%41%45%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%19%16%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Texas Lutheran University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,295
Undergraduate enrollment1,279
Graduate enrollment16

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Texas Lutheran University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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