Wisconsin Lutheran College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Wisconsin Lutheran University
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Wisconsin Lutheran College has an acceptance rate of 92%, but don't let that high number fool you—admitted students tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little bit above average. Along with an application, applicants will need to submit high school transcripts and scores from the ACT or SAT. Contact the admissions office if you have any questions about applying.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Wisconsin Lutheran College Acceptance Rate: 90%

Wisconsin Lutheran College Description:

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a small Christian liberal arts college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The college first opened its doors in 1973, and has quickly grown into a highly regarded baccalaureate degree-granting college. Students come from 24 states and 10 countries, and they can choose from 34 majors and 22 minors (business and communications are the most popular fields of study). Academics at Wisconsin Lutheran College are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 16. Student life is active with over 30 clubs and organizations including numerous music groups.

In athletics, the WLC Warriors compete in the NCAA Division III Northern Athletics Conference. The college fields eight men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,114 (1,000 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,984
  • Books: $700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,620
  • Other Expenses: $2,146
  • Total Cost: $40,450

Wisconsin Lutheran College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,257
    • Loans: $6,610

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication, English, Psychology, Elementary Education, Nursing, Journalism, Music

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country 
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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