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LeTourneau University

Check whether LeTourneau University is right for you as an international student.

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Longview, USA
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Study abroad at LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University (LETU) is a faith-based comprehensive university located in Longview, Texas. LETU offers more than 140 graduate and undergraduate programs in a range of subjects, including aviation, engineering, education, business, psychology and counseling, arts and sciences, nursing, and theology.

Most students live in one the University’s many residence halls. The main Longview campus features a wealth of facilities including several dining options, sports fields and athletics village, library, performance center, and a recreation and activity center.

The University offers 30 student organizations on campus, and 71% of residential students take part in one of more than 20 intramural sports, including basketball, air hockey and ultimate frisbee. LETU’s 13 athletics teams compete in NCAA Division III in the American Southwest Conference.

Why study at LETU?

  • Return on investment

    LeTourneau consistently ranks in the top 5 schools in Texas for ROI (

  • Faith based education

    A deep faith in God is the cornerstone of LeTourneau University

  • Student-staff ratio

    14:1 student-staff ratio helps each student receive a personalized education

  • Experienced faculty

    80% of the faculty hold their doctorate or the highest degree in their field

Life as an international student

LeTourneau University is home to students from 38 countries, and 10% of their residential student body is international.

Before your first week at LETU, you’ll go through orientation. This is a good time to meet other international students, and get to know the international student support staff. International students are given extra orientation time to buy what you need for your dorm or apartment, set up a bank account, and get your paperwork in order.

The University’s Student Life team are available to help students make the most of their time at LETU, both on and off campus. They do this through practical applications that include fun events to homework help, spiritual guidance to service opportunities and beyond.

Student reviews for LeTourneau University

Overall rating
4.04 stars
Based on 15 reviews
Overall experience
4.1333 stars
4.0667 stars
4.2 stars
University facilities
3.9333 stars
University social
3.8667 stars
  • Kim Yearam
    Korea, Republic of
    Overall experience 4 stars
    4 stars
    University social
    2 stars
    2 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    LeTourneau University Applied Computer Science
    Tell us about LeTourneau University
    Many of the professors I met in class are interested in international students. They put in more effort to communicate well with international students. It was so thankful for this. Studying environment is also good. The school has a great library, and I can print anything whatever I want in many places. One thing I want to add is the library is book searching system. There is no searching system so that I need to find the book myself. Accommodation and meal plan is more expensive than my home university even though they don’t have good quality of food or drink in the cafeteria.
  • Stella Rutabayiru
    Overall experience 5 stars
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    LeTourneau University Aeronautical Engineering
    Tell us about LeTourneau University
    The University buildings all look new, all the necessary facilities such as cafes, many sport courts, and the best dorms to live in. LeTourneau is more like a home and everyone feels welcome there.
  • Ferrin Tassawwer Amith
    Sri Lanka
    Overall experience 5 stars
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    LeTourneau University Aviation
    Tell us about LeTourneau University
    A private university which accommodates all the facilities for the major I study surrounded by beautiful people around you.
  • Hyeyoung Song
    Korea, Republic of
    Overall experience 4 stars
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    LeTourneau University Game Development
    Tell us about LeTourneau University
    Well conditioned buildings, well developed service but the location is poor to go somewhere. However, students and staff here are great.
  • Susuana Acquah
    Overall experience 5 stars
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    LeTourneau University Aeronautical Engineering
    Tell us about LeTourneau University
    My university is a good place to excel academically and socially. Because we believe in the practical aspect of learning, we apply what we have learned in class which makes it stick with us very well. We also work in groups a lot and build relationships through working together.

What LeTourneau University says

  • Dr Alan Clipperton

    Dr Alan Clipperton

    LeTourneau University Associate Vice President, Office of Global Initiatives
    Dr Alan Clipperton says

    We are a small university that focuses on relationships and academics. LeTourneau University is a place for serious students that want to grow in every aspect of life. We are not a party school and we offer students a safe and peaceful environment for their education.

    There are several unique things about LeTourneau University. First, we consistently rank in the top 5 universities in Texas for "Return-On-Investment". This simply means that our graduates get really good jobs after they finish at LeTourneau.

    Second, our style of education is very hands-on. You will build things while you are at LeTourneau.

    And, third, our program offerings are unique. We offer a comprehensive Aviation program, one of only three Materials-Joining Engineering programs in the USA, and rare degrees such as Biomedical Engineering, Cyber Security, and Environmental Engineering.

    Our facilities are exceptional and state-of-the-art. Since we are a private university, the student's tuition dollars go directly to the institution and we reinvest those funds into the facilities and the students' experiences.

    Career prospects for students after graduation are excellent. Our overall employment rate after graduation is 97%. Very few of our graduates complete their degrees and do not have job offers waiting for them.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
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    • No. of Baseball Pitches 2
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 9
    • No. of Tennis Courts 6
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Treatment Rooms
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
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  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 7
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 2
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Transport
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle

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Fees and funding

LeTourneau University is an affordable investment.

More than 90% of all LeTourneau students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergraduate students $10,000 - $17,000 / year If accepted, every student will get a $10,000 scholarship.

  • $13,000 - SAT 1030 + GPA 3.75 or over
  • $16,000 - SAT 1230-1380 + GPA 3.6 - 4.0
  • $17,000 - SAT


LeTourneau University

2100 S Mobberly Ave, Longview, TX 75602, USA

LETU is located in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas. With great weather almost year round, there is ample time to hang out with friends on campus and beyond.

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