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Colleges / Wisconsin Lutheran College

About WI Lutheran

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. WI Lutheran was founded in 1973 and now enrolls around 1,166 students a year, including 1,034 undergrads. WI Lutheran provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

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.

Interested in journalism or communications? WI Lutheran students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at WI Lutheran, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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.

Learn more about life at WI Lutheran on the Student Life page.

2021 WI Lutheran Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 97%
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 19%
Tuition $32,250

Is WI Lutheran a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at to get a better idea of what WI Lutheran offers and if it sounds like the right college for you.

WI Lutheran Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into WI Lutheran. WI Lutheran admitted 97% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 971 students applied to WI Lutheran and 938 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at WI Lutheran

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 77% of students who start at WI Lutheran come back for their second year of college. Around 64% of students who started at WI Lutheran 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 for WI Lutheran Grads

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

WI Lutheran'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. WI Lutheran's endowment was valued at $32.9 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $9,173 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at WI Lutheran

Cost 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. First-year students that attend WI Lutheran full-time are awarded $24,894 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,002 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some financial aid is awarded 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, how does WI Lutheran sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! 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.

If you want to see 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

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WI Lutheran ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 27

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to WI Lutheran is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into WI Lutheran. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 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

990 - 1190


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for WI Lutheran students is 1108. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to WI Lutheran, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 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 1,166 students enrolled at WI Lutheran, including 1,034 undergraduate students and 132 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from WI and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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