Chances of getting into Wisconsin Lutheran College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.4%
Admission Difficulty for Wisconsin Lutheran College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into WLC and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 779 out of 969 applicants were admitted making Wisconsin Lutheran College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Wisconsin Lutheran College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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WLC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
18%
SAT Scores for Wisconsin Lutheran College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Wisconsin Lutheran College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1110

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wisconsin Lutheran College?

Wisconsin Lutheran College typically requires 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 18 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wisconsin Lutheran College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >87%
1110 to 1200 Avg + 80%-87%
1020 to 1110 Avg - 70%-80%
930 to 1020 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 930 Low <58%
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WLC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
87%
ACT Scores for Wisconsin Lutheran College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Wisconsin Lutheran College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into WLC?

Admission data indicates that WLC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wisconsin Lutheran College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >87%
23 to 26 Avg + 80%-87%
20 to 23 Avg - 70%-80%
17 to 20 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 17 Low <58%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Wisconsin Lutheran College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wisconsin Lutheran College was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WLC accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wisconsin Lutheran College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 27% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

76% of Wisconsin Lutheran College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wisconsin Lutheran College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 76%
Bottom 50% of class 24%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

Wisconsin Lutheran College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 440 529 969
Accepted 389 390 779
Acceptance Rate 88% 74% 80%
Enrolled 157 135 292
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 35% 37%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wisconsin Lutheran College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Wisconsin Lutheran College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wisconsin Lutheran College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240338 IPEDS survey data for Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Frequently Asked Questions

18% of students submit their SAT scores to WLC. 87% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

80% of those who apply are granted admission to WLC. Admission competition is and the college has average 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 1200. 18% 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 20 and 26. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.