Why lourdes

An Exceptional Private University Experience

Lourdes University is a community that values each individual and encourages every student to recognize his or her potential for contribution. A Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University proudly delivers a quality and challenging liberal arts education infused with a professional studies focus.

As members of the Lourdes University community, you will be empowered to explore the world, develop in professional expertise, and grapple with questions of the mind and of the spirit. At Lourdes, we are committed to offering a high-quality, private college experience.


A Safe, Suburban Campus Community

Students appreciate the strong academic, athletic and student life programs offered on our stunningly beautiful and safe 127 acre suburban campus. In addition, at $23,600 per year, Lourdes is one of the most affordable universities in the nation. Last year, Lourdes University awarded students $8.5 million in institutional scholarships, grants and awards.

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Top-Notch Accredited Academic Programs

Lourdes University’s academic programs are accredited by nine national, regional and professional associations. Students can choose from a wide range of degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business & Leadership, Social Sciences, and Nursing.


Post-Graduation Success

Lourdes University prepares our students for success. Our graduates launch their careers and many of our alumni choose to pursue graduate school. In fact, Lourdes has a 99 percent career/graduate school placement rate based on the 2019 First Destination Survey conducted by Career Services.