Texas Lutheran University Reviews
At Texas Lutheran, the education you receive has a large breadth of experiences in academics as well as campus activities. Texas Lutheran has won national recognition for the student body's commitment to the Seguin, TX community. Fine arts programs are great about being open for all students to participate, and also have scholarships for those wanting to continue enjoying activities like band, choir, orchestra, and theater. Classes you can take are very diverse, including a Tolkien literature class. Not only is the scope of classes you can take at TLU wide, but the education you receive there is excellent. The professors I had for music education are above and beyond what I could hope for. Most have years of public school teaching experience and are note only relevant in the field, but are often sought after to help other teachers continue to learn. The degree plan is rigorous and rewarding. On average, it takes four and a half years to complete a music education degree at this university including summer courses. Before entering the education program, the student should have completed a freshman experience course (waived if the student has transferred from another university), two North American History courses, algebra, two sciences with one class needing a lab, developmental psychology, and two composition courses. Other requirements include testing which is waived if the student has a high enough SAT or ACT score. Overall, both the music and education programs at TLU are excellent. Many students leave with wonderful contacts and mentors. All of the students in my student teaching class graduated and had contracts signed to begin teaching in the fall by July. If a prospective student is looking for a smaller school, I would highly recommend it. I got to know my professors on a personal level. The classes I was enrolled in seldom exceeded 20 students. The professors TLU hires are engaged with the students and campus life by advising the students and attending many campus events. There is a large amount of academic support from peers, as well as formal support from professors and tutors. Texas Lutheran is financially friendly with many scholarships available for students. Close to ninety-five percent of the student population receives some sort of scholarship directly from the university, ranging from a couple of thousand dollars, to full tuition. There are additional scholarships for first generation college students, minority students, legacy students, church affiliation, as well as scholarship opportunities for community involvement. Overall, Texas Lutheran University is a great university. I am highly satisfied with my education and I feel it has prepared me for my career as well as continuing my education.
It is a small liberal arts college with small class sizes. The professors actually care about you and your attendance, and are accessible for help, unlike larger universities. It is a very small school and seemed like a repeat of high school with the cliques. It was harder to fit in as a transfer and commuter student. The school was helpful in the admissions process. Since it is a small school, they do not have a good career placing program.
This is a small liberal arts college. The class sizes are small and the professors actually care about you and are willing to help. Since the school was so small it felt like high school to me with the cliques, especially since I was a transfer and commuter student. There is not much help with job placement after graduation.
Great school, amazing professors, awesome people! Small classes, yet very good networking opportunities and job options for many majors. They want to be successful by getting all their students jobs out of school.
TLU is a great community and a wonderful school. The Biology department is amazing and as helpful as possible. My only issue with TLU is the department that I almost graduated from. I made it all the way to Student Teaching (the last semester of college) to realize that I did not like teaching. This is partially my failure to listen to myself and partially due to failure of the Secondary Education program. The Education department focuses primarily on the EC-6 and 4-8 programs and does not focus much on the secondary people. I did not get appropriate exposure to what teaching would be like until student teaching and was not directed on how to achieve that exposure in my few observation assignments. Once again, I think this was partially my fault for failing to ask but also the professor's fault. I thoroughly enjoyed my biology courses and all the teachers in the biology department were wonderful, if albeit a little strange and demanding at times. I also acquired a minor in geography and Dr. Hoffmann who runs the minor program is amazing and really deserves a Geography department. So I suppose, I would recommend TLU as a whole but with the caveate that you do what I did not; listen to yourself and find what you truly enjoy. Also make sure you do internships/work that relates to your intended feild after college, the job market is looking for experienced people, not those with a degree.