Founded in 1906, Louisiana Christian University is a Christ-centered Community committed to Academic Excellence where students are equipped for Lives of Learning, Leading, and Serving. With a vision to Prepare Graduates and Transform Lives, LCU develops the intellect and maturity of students with curricular and spiritual principles characterized by three words: relevant, relational and rigorous.
Louisiana Christian University attracts students seeking a college that will reinforce and integrate their faith in more than 70 areas of study, and students credit professors for compassion and investment in the whole student. LCU was named a Top 30 Christian College by bestvalueschools.org.
The College offers financial assistance for qualified students through scholarships that can apply to its no-fee, flat-rate tuition. In fact, more than 96 percent of students receive some form of financial aid.
Life outside the classroom includes 13 men’s and women’s NAIA sports. Other opportunities to get involved include intramurals, theater, LCU band, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, service learning, internships, student government, mission trips, honor societies, and numerous student clubs.
The safest and second most diverse college campus in Louisiana according to niche.com, LCU has students from across the nation and the world. Upon graduation, students are ready to transform their world as a result of the distinctive Christian liberal arts education found at Louisiana Christian University.
Extensive Student Services & Activities
All Louisiana Christian University students have access to the following:
- state-of-the-art health complex, including weight room, aerobics, indoor pool, whirlpool, indoor basketball and
- racquetball courts
- tennis courts
- disc golf course
- multiple cultural and spiritual events on campus
- student success center for tutoring or academic assistance
- game room with billiards, table tennis, air hockey, and music
- free movies in the Student Center
- free admission to all Louisiana Christian University sporting events
- cafeteria and take-out dining
- on-campus medical services
For more information on student life at Louisiana Christian University, visit our Campus Life and Student Services pages.
In addition to the college's facilities, students may enjoy local recreation and attractions like museums, national parks, rivers, lakes, festivals, and historic sites.
A Beautiful Campus Location
Louisiana Christian University is located near the Red River in Pineville, Louisiana (population 12,000). Alexandria, Louisiana (population 60,000) sits directly across the Red River and forms part of the college's community.
The campus is comprised of 81 acres of pine trees with twenty-five academic and residential buildings both modern and historic. Pineville is a very safe area with easy access by car to restaurants, shopping, and recreation. The multicultural city of Alexandria, a five-minute drive away, also offers a shopping mall, an international airport, and other conveniences.
The state of Louisiana is a popular year-round tourist destination for people who enjoy Southern history, food, music, festivals, and charm. Major cities within easy driving distance include New Orleans (4 hours), Baton Rouge (2 hours), Shreveport (2 hours), Houston (4 hours), and Dallas (5 hours).
Central Louisiana enjoys comfortable and mild weather: warm and humid in spring and fall, cool in winter, and hot in summer. The temperature drops below freezing just a few days out of each year. It rarely snows.
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Note: A $25 application fee is required to complete the online application. You will be redirected to the payment portal, where you will be required to use a debit or credit card to complete payment of the application fee.