TLU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Texas Lutheran University
How hard is it to get into TLU and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,193 out of 2,198 applicants were admitted making TLU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. Texas Lutheran University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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TLU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT90%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1080|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #31 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1160 and Above||Good||>67%|
|1075 to 1160||Avg +||54%-67%|
|990 to 1075||Avg -||41%-54%|
|905 to 990||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 905||Low||<29%|
TLU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT31%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #27 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Lutheran University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>67%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||54%-67%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||41%-54%|
|16 to 19||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 16||Low||<29%|
Avg. High School GPA3.7
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Texas Lutheran University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas Lutheran University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 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 54% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||11%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||5%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
53% of Texas Lutheran University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||20%|
|Top 25% of class||53%|
|Top 50% of class||87%|
|Bottom 50% of class||13%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||34%||31%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply117
Applicants have 117 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to TLU before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Texas Lutheran University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
90% of students submit their SAT scores to TLU. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
54% 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 990 and 1160. 90% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.