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Chances of getting into Martin Luther College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.3%
Admission Difficulty for Martin Luther College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into MLC and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 241 out of 270 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. Martin Luther College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 81% 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
1080-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for Martin Luther College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Martin Luther College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1170

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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 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Martin Luther College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >93%
1165 to 1250 Avg + 89%-93%
1080 to 1165 Avg - 83%-89%
995 to 1080 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 995 Low <74%
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MLC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for Martin Luther College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Martin Luther College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Martin Luther College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >93%
24 to 27 Avg + 89%-93%
21 to 24 Avg - 83%-89%
18 to 21 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 18 Low <74%
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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 89% 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 127 143 270
Accepted 109 132 241
Acceptance Rate 86% 92% 89%
Enrolled 86 109 195
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 79% 83% 81%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
187

Applicants have 187 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?

89% of those who apply are granted admission to MLC. Admission competition is and the college has challenging 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 1080 and 1250. 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 21 and 27. 96% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.