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Chances of getting into Texas Lutheran University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Admission Difficulty for Texas Lutheran University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
How hard is it to get into TLU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at TLU is 59%.  It ranks #20 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. TLU is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,591 out of 2,683 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 1020/1170 ACT 19/24). Texas Lutheran University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.77. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The TLU application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Texas Lutheran University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

TLU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
90%
SAT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Texas Lutheran University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 1100 out of 1600. TLU ranks #23 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Texas Lutheran University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >71%
1095 to 1170 Avg + 59%-71%
1020 to 1095 Avg - 46%-59%
945 to 1020 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 945 Low <33%
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TLU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Lutheran University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Texas Lutheran University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >73%
21 to 24 Avg + 59%-73%
19 to 21 Avg - 48%-59%
17 to 19 Reach 38%-48%
Less than 17 Low <38%
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TLU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.77
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Texas Lutheran University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into TLU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas Lutheran University was 3.77 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as TLU accepts 59% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Texas Lutheran University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 41.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 15.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

78% of Texas Lutheran University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Texas Lutheran University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 78%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Texas Lutheran University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,536 1,147 2,683
Accepted 920 671 1,591
Acceptance Rate 60% 59% 59%
Enrolled 180 181 361
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 27% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Texas Lutheran University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Texas Lutheran University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Texas Lutheran University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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.

FAQs

Does Texas Lutheran University prefer SAT or ACT?

90% of students submit their SAT scores to TLU. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Texas Lutheran University?

59% of those who apply are granted admission to TLU. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Texas Lutheran University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1170. 90% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Texas Lutheran University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.