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Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate98%
Acceptance Rate98%

About WI Lutheran

Wisconsin Lutheran College Overview

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. WI Lutheran was founded in 1973 and the school enrolls around 1,104 students per year, including 992 undergrad students. WI Lutheran offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at WI Lutheran!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of WI Lutheran's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? WI Lutheran students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

WI Lutheran does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? WI Lutheran has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at WI Lutheran on the Student Life page.

2022 WI Lutheran Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 8%
Tuition $33,210
Percent of Need Met 80%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $26,553

Is WI Lutheran a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what WI Lutheran offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Wisconsin Lutheran College

It is moderately difficult to get into WI Lutheran. WI Lutheran admitted 98% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,363 applications received in 2022, 1,336 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at WI Lutheran

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 80% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at WI Lutheranare still enrolled their sophomore year. WI Lutheranhas a six year graduation rate of 61 for undergrads. 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 for WI Lutheran Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with WI Lutheran directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Wisconsin Lutheran College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Wisconsin Lutheran College's endowment was $32.9 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, WI Lutheran spends about $8,640 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at WI Lutheran

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

WI Lutheran meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $26,553 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $29,934 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at WI Lutheran.

Based on this information, does WI Lutheran seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is WI Lutheran a good school for you?

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Where is Wisconsin Lutheran College Located?

WI Lutheran is located in the suburban setting of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the suburbs of Milwaukee.

If you are interested in seeing WI Lutheran for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Milwaukee, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mitchell International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what WI Lutheran and Milwaukee are like without leaving home.

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College Info

8800 West Bluemound Road Milwaukee, WI 53226-9942

Campus Setting: Suburban

WI Lutheran 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 WI Lutheran is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WI Lutheran is Continuous processing.

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WI Lutheran ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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28 and Above


21 to 28


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to WI Lutheran is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into WI Lutheran. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

WI Lutheran SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1180


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


1040 to 1180


1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for WI Lutheran students is 1110. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to WI Lutheran, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at WI Lutheran.

WI Lutheran Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at WI Lutheran is like? There are approximately 1,104 students enrolled at WI Lutheran, including 992 undergraduate students and 112 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from WI and 29% percent of students are from other states.


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