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Undergrad Profile

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Texas Lutheran University is a private undergraduate university associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), offering high-quality academic programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies. On a spacious 184-acre campus in Seguin, Texas, TLU offers 28 majors, 37 minors, and 13 pre-professional programs, all of which are grounded in the liberal arts. TLU has a highly qualified and dedicated faculty. With classes averaging 17 students and no class larger than 50 students, faculty members challenge, mentor, and know their students in a personal environment that enables sustained interaction on a regular basis. While a primary emphasis is still on teaching, TLU’s faculty also engage students in collaborative research and scholarly activities that enrich the teaching/learning environment. TLU is concerned with the development of the whole student. The curriculum is developed and implemented by students, faculty, and staff to provide a variety of opportunities in academic, social, cultural, spiritual, and physical activities and organizations. Special emphasis is placed on service learning and civic engagement, and the Moline Center for Servant Leadership coordinates a wide variety of activities through which students serve the larger community. 

Intercollegiate athletics play an integral role in the life and mission of the University. Approximately one-third of TLU students participate in 18 varsity sports. Men’s teams include baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor/outdoor track & field, and cross-country, and women participate in basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor/outdoor track & field, and volleyball. The Bulldogs are members of NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. A significant number of TLU students also showcase their talent and creativity through the fine arts. Nearly 25% of the University’s full-time students participate in TLU’s music, dramatic media, and visual arts programs. Most of these students are not fine arts majors but participate as a complement to their other academic and cocurricular activities.




TLU at a Glance
• Private, four-year faith-based university
• Located 35 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin
• 28 majors, 37 minors, and 13 pre-professional programs
• Approximately 1,375 students
• Average class size of 17
• 60% of full-time students living on campus
• 15% Lutheran
• 31% Hispanic
• 8% African American
• 18 men’s and women’s Division III sports teams
• 1/3 of students participating in athletics
• 2016 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” ranking as #2 in the Western region
• 2012–2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll member
• 2012–2015 “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
• 2012–2015 “Top Work Places in San Antonio” by the San Antonio Express-News

New Majors and Programs:
• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
• RN to BSN track
• RN Refresher Course
• Master of Athletic Training

Things to Do
Only 15 miles west of Seguin, New Braunfels is an ideal destination for TLU students. New Braunfels is a unique mix of small-town charm and expanding growth. From floating the rivers and famous hometown eateries to Schlitterbahn and Gruene Hall—the oldest dancehall in Texas—New Braunfels has something for everyone.

Just a short drive down Interstate 35 is the city of San Antonio. The nation’s seventh-largest city is a hub of culture, great food, nightlife, and shopping. Students can take a road trip to the Riverwalk, visit the Alamo, enjoy a Spurs game at the AT&T Center, spend a day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, shop at The Rim, or visit one of the city’s many museums or parks.