Hannibal-LaGrange University

Hannibal-LaGrange is a four-year Christian university fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Hannibal-LaGrange was also ranked 12th on a list of the “50 Best Value Christian Colleges and Universities” in the United States. Founded in 1858 in LaGrange, Missouri, HLGU is one of the oldest universities in the state of Missouri.

HLGU is one of the most reasonably priced private universities in the Midwest. In addition, 93% of our students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study. Approximately 15% of the residential population of HLGU is international students who come from 20 different countries.

HLGU has 17 different athletics teams including men’s and women’s soccer, golf, and basketball. HLGU also has men’s baseball, women’s softball, track and field, and men’s wrestling.

HLGU is located just 100 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri and is situated on 110 acres of scenic hills and woods on the bluffs above the Mississippi River. Campus is just a few minutes from Hannibal’s historic downtown and is within walking distance to a variety of chain restaurants and shopping.

Student Testimonies about Hannibal-LaGrange University:

Bujinlkham Batjargal, Mongolia“HLGU is a safe and kind environment. Every time you need help, there are always people who are ready to help you. In a very international environment you can make new friends from all over the world and at the same time receive higher education.”

Sebastian Gonzales, Argentina“Being from Argentina, HLGU gave me the opportunity to pursue an education in the United States while also being part of the Men’s soccer athletic team, it was a dream come true for me.”


    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
    • Enrollment: Approximately 1,150 students
    • Academic Programs: Over 34 majors on the baccalaureate level
    • Athletics: 17 athletic teams
  • Financial Assistance: 93% of students receive some form of financial aid

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Hannibal-LaGrange University offers over 35 majors in nine different academic departments. In addition, several pre-professional programs are offered on the associate level. An honors program is available for gifted and highly motivated students.

The student/faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes have fewer than twenty students, providing for more interaction between students and instructors. Hannibal-LaGrange University offers free to all students tutoring for all subject areas and a Writing Centre for help with papers and assignments.

Hannibal-LaGrange University offers competitive scholarship packages for prospective students. Scholarship packages often include academic scholarships, athletic scholarships, performance arts scholarships, and other specialized scholarships.

Student’s grades and test scores are evaluated individually to determine the academic scholarship award. Athletic scholarships are evaluated and determined by coaches. Performance arts scholarships are awarded through the Fine Arts division.

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Semester Year
Tuition(12-17 hour block) $11,125 $22,250
General Fees $670 $1,340
Room – Board $4,150 $8,300
Total Cost $15,945 $31,890

Graduate Tuition: Varies by academic program.

*Please note Room & Board costs are calculated according to most commonly taken option.

**Also note, total tuition reflects mandatory fees.

English Proficiency Requirements:

TOEFL: 40-69 for ESL Courses, 70+ for University Courses (Internet Based Test)

IELTS: 5.5 for ESL Courses, 6.5+ for University Courses

SAT or Equivalent Requirements:

SAT: 960/Evidenced-based reading and writing/math

ACT: 18 (Composite)

*Freshmen students applying to Hannibal-LaGrange University are required to submit standardized test scores. The SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS will satisfy this requirement.

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Application Deadline: Rolling Deadline