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"Missouri Boys State was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I truly believe that Boys State has changed the way I think about government, the world, and my own life!"

-- Wyko ter Haar '06
Springfield, MO

The Host of Missouri Boys State

Nestled in the heart of St. Charles, you will find our host, Lindenwood University's beautiful campus, state-of-the-art facilities, classrooms, and dormitories.  

Founded in 1827 by pioneering educators, Lindenwood University provides a values-centered education, with a focus on hands-on experiential learning. Lindenwood strives to provide students with Real Experience to prepare them for Real Success.

Lindenwood University offers over 100 degree programs with unique opportunities for research and professional development. Lindenwood understands the value of receiving a higher education and provides options for every learner through on-ground, hybrid, and online degree options. The university has over 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students and provides students with small classes, facilitating mentorship opportunities from highly qualified faculty. Lindenwood has continuously been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1921 and holds additional accreditations for many academic programs.

Lindenwood has earned numerous local and national rankings and has been recognized by the Colleges of Distinction for the university’s commitments to equality, inclusion, military support, and career development.

On top of all that, Lindenwood is home to 26 NCAA Division II sports and 19 Intercollegiate Club Sports. Together these programs comprise one of the country’s largest athletic departments. The university also provides students the opportunity to participate in more than 70 different student clubs and organizations.

The values of Lindenwood University, The American Legion Boys State of Missouri go hand in hand as all institutions focus on providing students with advanced learning experiences in an atmosphere guided by values. Lindenwood University is committed to providing its students with Real Experience. Real Success.and looks forward to welcoming outstanding students from Missouri.


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