#6 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Lutheran College overview
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Online wlc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Wisconsin Lutheran College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, just a short drive from the city's vibrant downtown area. Established in 1973, the college sits on a suburban campus distinguished by its contemporary architectural designs and offers on-campus living options to its student body. WLC provides a curriculum that integrates faith and learning, with notable programs in pre-professional health sciences, education, and business. While not predominantly known for its athletic programs, WLC participates in NCAA Division III sports, competing as the Warriors. The college maintains a moderately selective admissions process, seeking students who demonstrate solid academic potential and alignment with the institution's values.

In the most recent statistical year 1,474 prospective students applied, and 1,383 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 309 enrolled in the school.  969 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 117 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,210 plus fees of $552. WLC is ranked 532 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












WLC is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Wisconsin Lutheran College overview
SAT 1038/1243
ACT 22/27
GPA 3.54

Applications Accepted

Wisconsin Lutheran College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Wisconsin Lutheran College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$552
Room and Board $11,380
Budget for Other Expenses$2,572
Total One Year Cost$48,514

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Wisconsin Lutheran College students
Subject Percent of Class
Communication 19%
Education 15%
Business 14%
Psychology 11%
Biology 7%

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