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Chances of getting into Wisconsin Lutheran College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.2%
Admission Difficulty for Wisconsin Lutheran College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into WLC and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate ranking it #36 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 670 out of 751 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Wisconsin Lutheran College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Wisconsin Lutheran College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WLC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
18%
SAT Scores for Wisconsin Lutheran College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Wisconsin Lutheran College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1160

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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 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wisconsin Lutheran College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >93%
1155 to 1290 Avg + 89%-93%
1020 to 1155 Avg - 83%-89%
885 to 1020 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 885 Low <74%
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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 27
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 #9 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >93%
24 to 27 Avg + 89%-93%
21 to 24 Avg - 83%-89%
18 to 21 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 18 Low <74%
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WLC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into WLC. 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 89% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Wisconsin Lutheran College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 385 366 751
Accepted 354 316 670
Acceptance Rate 92% 86% 89%
Enrolled 119 94 213
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 30% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Wisconsin Lutheran College Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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?

89% of those who apply are granted admission to WLC. Admission competition is and the college has challenging 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 1020 and 1290. 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.