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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Chances of getting into Wisconsin Lutheran College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
96%
Admission Difficulty for Wisconsin Lutheran College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into WLC and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at WLC is 96%.  It ranks #38 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Wisconsin Lutheran College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 938 out of 981 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent (SAT 990/1190 ACT 21/27). Wisconsin Lutheran College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.52. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Wisconsin Lutheran College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 18% of students submitted SAT scores and 87% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

WLC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
990-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT 
18%
SAT Scores for Wisconsin Lutheran College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Wisconsin Lutheran College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Wisconsin Lutheran College typically prefers 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. WLC ranks #10 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wisconsin Lutheran College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >98%
1090 to 1190 Avg + 96%-98%
990 to 1090 Avg - 93%-96%
890 to 990 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 890 Low <87%
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WLC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-27 
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 21
ACT Scores for Wisconsin Lutheran College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wisconsin Lutheran College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >98%
24 to 27 Avg + 96%-98%
21 to 24 Avg - 93%-96%
18 to 21 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 18 Low <87%
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WLC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.52
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Wisconsin Lutheran College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into WLC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wisconsin Lutheran College was 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as WLC accepts 96% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Wisconsin Lutheran College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 6.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 32.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

87% 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 21%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Wisconsin Lutheran College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 446 535 981
Accepted 422 516 938
Acceptance Rate 95% 96% 96%
Enrolled 151 130 281
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 25% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wisconsin Lutheran College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wisconsin Lutheran College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Wisconsin Lutheran College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does Wisconsin Lutheran College prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Wisconsin Lutheran College?

96% 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.

What SAT score is required for Wisconsin Lutheran College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1190. 18% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Wisconsin Lutheran College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.