LeTourneau University

luPresident: Dr. Dale Lunsford

International Student Coordinator: Marta Martin

Address: 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.
P.O. Box 7001, Longview, Texas 75607

Established 1946

Website: www.letu.edu

School Population

Total number of students: 2,667

Number of countries represented: 22

Student-Faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition, Fees, Room & Board: $32,800 (2012/13)

LeTourneau University

Quality Education:

  • Number of Majors: 60 programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Professional school acceptance rate: 90%
  • Flagship programs in aeronautical science, engineering, computer science and business
  • 91% of students pass fundamentals of Engineering EIT exam
  • 98% of engineering graduates were employed in their field of expertise
  • 93% of seniors have jobs within 6 months of graduation
  • 72% of the faculty members hold a doctorate or the highest degree offered in their field
  • Average SAT of freshman class is 1170

Famous Alumni:

  • John Solheim CEO Karsten Mfg. (Ping Golf)
  • Jeff Piepmeister, PhD is an engineer with Goddard NASA Space Flight Center
  • Winston Jimenez of the Dominican Republic works as an engineer for an aviation electronics giant, Rockwell Collins
  • Julie Humble class of 2000 works for Seiko and manages the international marketing for the US office
  • Lt. Col. Todd DeGroot class of ‘86 Pilot/Aircraft Commander of Air Force Two, U.S. Air Force (Air Force Two transports the vice president of the United States, the first lady, the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and foreign Heads of State)
  • Dale Hill class of ‘69 is Chairman and Founder of Proterra
  • Scott Palmer class of ‘92 is a pilot for American Airlines
  • Matt Ide class of ’88 is president of Merchant Express
  • Scott Revell class of ‘94 is a corporate accountant for Sony Music


  • LeTourneau is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • NASM
  • The International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • ABET
  • The aeronautical science program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Bachelor Degree Programs (short list)

  • Aeronautical Science
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Digital Writing
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

University Opportunities

  • Internship opportunities with: Eastman-Kodak,
    NASA, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Rockwell Collins
  • International Scholarship = based on SAT:
    1160 to 1270: $3,000 per year for 4 years
    1280 to 1390: $4,500 per year for 4 years
    1400 to 1600: $6,000 per year for 4 years

University Environment

  • Safety measures: 24 hour security police
  • City population: 81,593
  • Average climate during year:
    Average rainfall: 33.7 inches
    Average high temp: 22.7C (35.5C in July)
    Average low temp: 7.7C (.38C in Jan)
  • Airport access: Gladwater/Longview (GGG)

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