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TLU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

48.5%
Admission Difficulty for Texas Lutheran University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into TLU? The school has a 49% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,092 out of 2,250 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 54 percent. Texas Lutheran University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 38% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1050-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Estimated Average SAT 1140
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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 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Texas Lutheran University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >62%
1135 to 1220 Avg + 49%-62%
1050 to 1135 Avg - 36%-49%
965 to 1050 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 965 Low <25%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
44%
ACT Scores for Texas Lutheran University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
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
Estimated Average ACT 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. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Lutheran University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Texas Lutheran University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >64%
21 to 24 Avg + 49%-64%
19 to 21 Avg - 39%-49%
17 to 19 Reach 29%-39%
Less than 17 Low <29%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to TLU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Texas Lutheran University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 48% Good
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

High School Class Rank

53% of Texas Lutheran University freshman were in the top twenty five percent 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 20%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Texas Lutheran University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,067 1,183 2,250
Accepted 541 551 1,092
Acceptance Rate 51% 47% 49%
Enrolled 194 223 417
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 40% 38%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
99

Applicants have 99 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

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 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Texas Lutheran University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Texas Lutheran University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

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.