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Texas Lutheran University Admissions

Check in with Texas Lutheran University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Texas Lutheran University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Texas Lutheran University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Mean SAT Score 1087
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 86%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 30%
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Applying Early to Texas Lutheran University?

Texas Lutheran University does not offer early decision or early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

Is Texas Lutheran University Hard To Get Into?

Texas Lutheran University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Texas Lutheran University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Texas Lutheran University accepted 59% of all applicants, around 1,591 of the 2,683 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Texas Lutheran University, 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Texas Lutheran University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Texas Lutheran University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

Texas Lutheran University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Texas Lutheran University must submit the following items. Double check with Texas Lutheran University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Texas Lutheran University?

Students admitted to Texas Lutheran University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 89% submitted a class rank. At Texas Lutheran University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Texas Lutheran University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 89%
3.75 and 3.99 15%
3.50 and 3.74 13%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 8%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

Texas Lutheran University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Texas Lutheran University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 86% of Texas Lutheran University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Texas Lutheran University?

To be competitive with other Texas Lutheran University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1018 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Texas Lutheran University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 1018, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Texas Lutheran University student is 1087.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Texas Lutheran University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Texas Lutheran University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Texas Lutheran University?

To be most competitive at Texas Lutheran University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Texas Lutheran University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Texas Lutheran University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Texas Lutheran University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Texas Lutheran University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is February 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Texas Lutheran University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Texas Lutheran University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Texas Lutheran University?

Students who are admitted to Texas Lutheran University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Texas Lutheran University accept transfer credits?

Texas Lutheran University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Texas Lutheran University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to Texas Lutheran University?

No, Texas Lutheran University is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Texas Lutheran University's acceptance rate?

Texas Lutheran University's acceptance rate is 59%.

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Texas Lutheran University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

59%

How hard is it to get into Texas Lutheran University? Texas Lutheran University is a somewhat selective institution. The Texas Lutheran University acceptance rate is 59%. This means that the institution accepts 59 out of every 100 applicants.

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Texas Lutheran University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Texas Lutheran University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Texas Lutheran University is Feb 1.

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

Texas Lutheran University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

19 to 24

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Texas Lutheran University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Texas Lutheran University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Texas Lutheran University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1018 - 1160

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Math SAT Range

510 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above

Good

1018 to 1160

Avg

1018 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Texas Lutheran University students is 1087. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Texas Lutheran University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1018 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1018 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Texas Lutheran University.

Texas Lutheran University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.77

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Texas Lutheran University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.77. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,499

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

59%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,770

Out-of-State

$32,770

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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