Lindenwood University has been recognized for the third consecutive year as one of America's Best Christian Colleges on the basis of an evaluation of the nation's colleges and universities.
Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., an independent research organization specializing in higher education, surveyed four-year institutions to identify schools with an academically superior student body and which incorporate Christian principles and beliefs into the educational environment.
"Lindenwood had a fall freshman class that was superior," said Lindenwood President Dennis Spellmann. “In fact, the academic performance of the majority of our students is directly responsible for Lindenwood receiving this designation. The best students are attracted to the best colleges, and the students attending Lindenwood are among the nation's best."
To be considered for the designation of America's Best Christian Colleges an institution must be an accredited, four-year college or university which provides facilities for the support of a dynamic on-campus residential education, offering opportunities to qualified students for financial assistance based on need, academics and athletic merits. All colleges must be affiliated with a recognized Christian denomination or be a non-denominational institution providing an educational experience incorporating fundamental Christian principles and beliefs into the instructional and social aspects of the student's lives.