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Chances of getting into Martin Luther College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.8%
Admission Difficulty for Martin Luther College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into MLC and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 223 out of 266 applicants were admitted making Martin Luther College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Martin Luther College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 75% 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.

MLC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for Martin Luther College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Martin Luther College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 675
SAT Math 75th 645
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1200

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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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Martin Luther College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >90%
1195 to 1320 Avg + 84%-90%
1070 to 1195 Avg - 76%-84%
945 to 1070 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 945 Low <64%
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MLC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for Martin Luther College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Martin Luther College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Martin Luther College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Martin Luther College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >90%
25 to 28 Avg + 84%-90%
22 to 25 Avg - 76%-84%
19 to 22 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 19 Low <64%
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MLC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Martin Luther College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into MLC. 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 grades are above the average 3.49 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as MLC accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Martin Luther College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Martin Luther College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 126 140 266
Accepted 107 116 223
Acceptance Rate 85% 83% 84%
Enrolled 95 73 168
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 89% 63% 75%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
99

Applicants have 99 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Martin Luther College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Martin Luther College prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to MLC. 96% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Martin Luther College?

84% of those who apply are granted admission to MLC. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Martin Luther College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1320. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Martin Luther College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 96% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.