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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
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
|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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
78% of Texas Lutheran University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||16%|
|Top 25% of class||46%|
|Top 50% of class||78%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||27%||23%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Texas Lutheran University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Texas Lutheran University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Considered but not required|
|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.
90% of students submit their SAT scores to TLU. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.