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About Lakeland University

Lakeland University is a private, religious school that was founded in 1862. It is slightly difficult to get into Lakeland University. It enrolls around 3,749 students a year, including 2,964 undergrads.

Lakeland University does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

Acceptance Rate for Lakeland University

The acceptance rate at Lakeland University is 52%. In 2021, 800 out of 1,541 total applicants were accepted.

Lakeland University Application Deadlines

All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by September 1.

Early Admissions at Lakeland University

Lakeland University does not offer early decision. Lakeland University does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 52%
Average GPA 3.0
Mean ACT score 19
Tuition $28,576

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Lakeland University.

Financial Aid at Lakeland University

Lakeland University meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,862 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Dorms at Lakeland University

Lakeland University offers housing for up to 667 students.

The majority of Lakeland University students live on campus.

The most popular organizations for Lakeland University students to join are Lakeland College Campus Activities Board, Student Association and Black Student Union. Homecoming, Family Weekend, and and Spring Fling are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lakeland University.

What GPA Do I Need For Lakeland University?

Lakeland University is considered slightly difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.0 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 19.

Is Lakeland University Test Optional?

Lakeland University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 17% submitted the SAT. 79% submitted the ACT.

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Lakeland University Waitlist 2021

Lakeland University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Lakeland University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lakeland University

About 67% of students who start at Lakeland University return the next year. Out of the 243 students who started at Lakeland University as first-time freshman, 68 graduate within four years.

Around 48% of students who started at Lakeland University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 98 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,105 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lakeland University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Lakeland University a good school for you?

What is Lakeland University's Endowment?

Lakeland University's endowment was valued at $12,067,199 in 2021. The school spends $6,767 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is Lakeland University?

Lakeland University is located in the rural setting of Plymouth, Wisconsin, less than an hour from Milwaukee.

If you want to see Lakeland University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 43 to Plymouth, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mitchell International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lakeland University and Plymouth are like without leaving home.

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College Info

W3718 South Drive Plymouth, WI 53073

Campus Setting: Rural

Lakeland University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lakeland University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lakeland University is Continuous processing.

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Lakeland University ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 22

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lakeland University is 19. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Lakeland University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Lakeland University SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

430 - 540


Reading SAT Range

440 - 540

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Lakeland University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lakeland University is like? There are approximately 3,749 students enrolled at Lakeland University, including 2,964 undergraduate students and 785 graduate students. 34% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from WI and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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