TLU Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Texas Lutheran University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into TLU? The school has a 43% acceptance rate. Last year, 908 out of 2,131 applicants were admitted making TLU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores. Texas Lutheran University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1140
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas Lutheran University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Texas Lutheran University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >56%
1050 to 1140 Avg + 43%-56%
960 to 1050 Avg - 31%-43%
870 to 960 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 870 Low <21%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into TLU?

Admission data indicates that TLU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Lutheran University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Texas Lutheran University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >59%
20 to 23 Avg + 43%-59%
18 to 20 Avg - 33%-43%
16 to 18 Reach 24%-33%
Less than 16 Low <24%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Texas Lutheran University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas Lutheran University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to TLU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Texas Lutheran University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 48% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

Texas Lutheran University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,051 1,080 2,131
Accepted 469 439 908
Acceptance Rate 45% 41% 43%
Enrolled 171 206 377
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 47% 42%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Texas Lutheran University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Texas Lutheran University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Texas Lutheran University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228981 IPEDS survey data for Texas Lutheran University.