Chances of getting into Martin Luther College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.6%
Admission Difficulty for Martin Luther College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1160-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for Martin Luther College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Martin Luther College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1250

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Martin Luther College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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MLC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for Martin Luther College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Martin Luther College
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Martin Luther College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.49
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 #11 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Martin Luther College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 38% Good
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

High School Class Rank

66% of Martin Luther College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Martin Luther College students
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%

Admission Statistics

Martin Luther College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 146 150 296
Accepted 98 111 209
Acceptance Rate 67% 74% 71%
Enrolled 86 97 183
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 88% 87% 88%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Martin Luther College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Martin Luther College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Martin Luther College
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=173452 IPEDS survey data for Martin Luther College.