What Sets Us Apart


Our commitment to learning means you don't get lost in the crowd. Instead, you will benefit from outstanding faculty, small classes and hands-on learning opportunities in an environment that develops leadership from a Christian perspective. You can find out more about what LeTourneau looks for in its students here.

LeTourneau's faculty and staff do more than say they are Christians; they live a lifestyle that encourages students to know Jesus Christ. Our faculty members are experts in their fields, from and seek to develop strong, personal relationships with their students.

As an interdenominational, evangelical Christian university, our foundation is based squarely on biblical principles and practice. We want to help our students not only grow academically and socially, but also spiritually. Check out our mission statement.

Did You Know?

LeTourneau University is consistently ranked in the
Top Tier of Master's/Comprehensive Universities among
"America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report.
  • More than 2700 students attend LETU, including our undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Our average entering SAT scores are over 150 points higher than the national average.

  • Out of our current student body, 25 students are National Merit Scholars.

  • We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees for working adults at locations in Dallas and Houston as a complement to our main campus in Longview, as well as online.

  • We've added hot career options including forensic chemistry, civil engineering and health care administration and management. That's in addition to the 30 new majors we've welcomed over the last decade.

  • We're into global – Our students represent 48 states, 32 countries and 50 denominations.

  • Our largest undergraduate programs are engineering & engineering technology, aviation & aeronautical science, teacher education and business.

  • LeTourneau was the first university in Texas certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer an air traffic control program.


LETU’s Aviation & Aeronautical Science program was named the best all-around college aviation program in the nation when its flight team has been awarded both the Loening Trophy, the rarest of all collegiate aviation honors, and American Airlines Safety Award. Check out our aviation & aeronautical science page to learn more.

  • Our grads get jobs. Our three-year average placement rate for all LETU graduates is 89 percent, with even higher rates for aeronautical science, engineering and business students.
  • In the past decade, LETU has produced more classroom teachers than any other private university in the state of Texas. Our students have a 99 percent pass rate on the Texas state-mandated exam for teacher certification.
  • We've got Awesome Alums. The sun never sets on an LETU grad, with 23,042 alumni serving in 65 countries. Check out how they're making a difference across the globe in their own cool way: www.letu.edu/everynation
  • LeTourneau University students in the mechanical, electrical, and materials joining majors continue to compete in the international Baja SAE competitions each year, and have consistently placed in the upper half of the competition, winning fifth place overall in the 2013 Tennessee competition with their Baja car, “Renegade Racing.” The students compete against teams from more than 100 universities around the country.

  • Our students can study abroad all over the world through the CCCU’s BestSemester program.

South Hall, LETU's newest residence hall, opened in the fall of 2011. South Hall has been recognized for excellence by a national jury of architects and was features in the American School & University 2012 Architectural Portfolio.

The new residence hall features "green" initiatives including energy-efficient windows, air conditioning, heating and insulation, natural lighting on lounge floors, and even plumbing fixtures that use less water. Discover other ways LETU is going green.

  • LETU's dining hall, The Corner Café, opened in 2009 and not only offers delicious meals, but also the coolest atmosphere around. The seriously good food you'll find on campus is provided by Bon Appétit , our food service provider, whose clients include MIT, eBay, Yahoo! and DreamWorks SKG. Bon Appétit is committed to purchasing socially responsible and sustainable food and uses fresh, authentic ingredients to create standout meals every day. Check out our campus dining page.