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Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

Martin Luther College Admissions

Consult with Martin Luther College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who apply to Martin Luther College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 15.

Martin Luther College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Martin Luther College's admissions stats.

Martin Luther College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Mean SAT Score 1171
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 77%
Waitlist No

Martin Luther College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Martin Luther College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Martin Luther College?

Martin Luther College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Martin Luther College Admissions

Is Martin Luther College Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Martin Luther College. Martin Luther College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Martin Luther College accepted 84% of all applicants, about 180 from 215 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Martin Luther College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Martin Luther College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Martin Luther College

Martin Luther College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Martin Luther College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Martin Luther College

What does Martin Luther College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered

Make sure to check with Martin Luther College for more information on admission factors.

Martin Luther College Application Requirements

To apply to Martin Luther College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Martin Luther College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Martin Luther College?

Students admitted to Martin Luther College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At Martin Luther College 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 55% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Martin Luther College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 17%
3.75 and 3.99 34%
3.50 and 3.74 13%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 9%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Martin Luther College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Martin Luther College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Martin Luther College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 7% of Martin Luther College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 77% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Martin Luther College?

To be competitive with other Martin Luther College applicants, you should strive to score between 1045 and 1318 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Martin Luther College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1318 and 25% of scored lower than 1045, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Martin Luther College student is 1171.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Martin Luther College students scored 673 or higher and 75% of students scored 533 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Martin Luther College students scored 643 or higher, and 75% scored a 533 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Martin Luther College?

To be most competitive at Martin Luther College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Martin Luther College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Martin Luther College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Martin Luther College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Martin Luther College. Applicants should hear back by May 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Martin Luther College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Martin Luther College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Martin Luther College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Martin Luther College.

Does Martin Luther College accept transfer credits?

✅ Martin Luther College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Martin Luther College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Martin Luther College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Martin Luther College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Martin Luther College?

✅ Martin Luther College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Martin Luther College's acceptance rate?

✅ Martin Luther College has an acceptance rate of 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Martin Luther College?

❌ Martin Luther College does not offer early decision.

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Martin Luther College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Martin Luther College? Martin Luther College is a somewhat selective institution. The Martin Luther College acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


Martin Luther College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Martin Luther College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1045 - 1318


Math SAT Range

518 - 673


Reading SAT Range

533 - 643

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1318 and Above


1045 to 1318


1045 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Martin Luther College students is 1171. Applicants with SAT scores of 1318 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Martin Luther College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1045 to 1318 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1045 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Martin Luther College.

Martin Luther College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Martin Luther College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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