MLC Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Martin Luther College
How hard is it to get into MLC and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 209 out of 296 applicants were admitted making MLC a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent. Martin Luther College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 88% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and it may be a primary choice for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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MLC SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT7%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||610|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1340|
|Average SAT Score||1250|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Martin Luther College?
Martin Luther College typically requires applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 7 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1340 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1250 to 1340||Avg +||71%-81%|
|1160 to 1250||Avg -||59%-71%|
|1070 to 1160||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 1070||Low||<46%|
MLC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT93%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||24|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MLC?
Admission data indicates that MLC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Martin Luther College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>82%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||71%-82%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||61%-71%|
|18 to 21||Reach||50%-61%|
|Less than 18||Low||<50%|
Avg. High School GPA3.49
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Martin Luther College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Martin Luther College was 3.49 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MLC accepts 71% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||9%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||12%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||4%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
66% of Martin Luther College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||19%|
|Top 25% of class||42%|
|Top 50% of class||66%|
|Bottom 50% of class||34%|
|Bottom 25% of class||13%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||88%||87%||88%|
What are the requirements for admission to Martin Luther College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173452 IPEDS survey data for Martin Luther College.