Three percent are international students; 52 percent come from other states.Homeschoolers account for nearly one in six students on Le Tourneau's Longview campus.
From 1946 to 1961, Le Tourneau Technical Institute and Le Tourneau, Inc. The Tyler Hall Dormitory for men was erected in 1962, the Margaret Estes Library in 1963 and the Hollingsworth Science Hall in 1965. Austin also oversaw the removal of all wooden barracks from the Longview campus except the historic landmark known as Speer Chapel, which is the only remaining WWII-era structure and is a popular place for weddings and ceremonies. Chapel and Performance Center, a 2,011-seat auditorium that opened in spring 2007.
The college continued to grow under the leadership of Allen C. Under Austin's leadership, the university's main campus underwent considerable improvements including the construction of the university mall and Belcher Bell Tower, the Solheim Recreation and Activity Center, the Glaske Engineering Center, seven new residence halls, and the S. In the spring of 2006, Austin announced that he would retire from his position as university president in June 2007 and assume the newly created role of university chancellor. Lunsford was announced as the new president of Le Tourneau University. Prior to accepting the job as university president, Lunsford served as the vice president of student affairs and external relations at the University of Texas at Tyler.
The average undergraduate SAT score is 1170 and Le Tourneau undergraduates have an average of 3.5 high school GPA. The school offers numerous undergraduate degrees, most of which are focused on engineering, aeronautics, computer science, business, education, and the recent addition of nursing.
A smaller liberal arts program provides educational balance to the largely technical concentrations.
At the core of Le Tourneau University is an undergraduate program of 1,396 traditional students at its main campus in Longview.
Le Tourneau has a diverse pool of undergraduates, representing 50 states, 20 countries, and over 45 denominations. News & World Report's top tier for Master's/Comprehensive Universities and was cited as a "Best Value" in the 2009 rankings.The school also offers extensive business and management graduate classes in Houston, Dallas, and Longview.The Le Tourneau Yellow Jackets compete in seven women's sports and six men's sports in NCAA Division III athletics in the American Southwest Conference.These sports include men's and women's soccer, basketball, golf, tennis, cross country, men's baseball, women's softball, and women's volleyball.The school's mascot is "Buzz" the yellow jacket and the colors are royal blue and gold.Traditional undergraduate enrollment and working adult enrollment look very different at LETU.