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Colleges / Wisconsin Lutheran College

WI Lutheran Admissions

If you want to apply to WI Lutheran, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

WI Lutheran Admissions Stats at a Glance

WI Lutheran 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21%
Mean SAT Score 1108
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 19%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 84%
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Considering Applying Early to WI Lutheran?

Wisconsin Lutheran College does not offer early decision or early action.

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 WI Lutheran Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2021, WI Lutheran accepted 97% of students, around 938 of the 971 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like WI Lutheran, 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 WI Lutheran?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at WI Lutheran

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

WI Lutheran 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into WI Lutheran?

Students admitted to WI Lutheran have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 27% submitted a class rank. At WI Lutheran 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Wisconsin Lutheran College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 27%
3.75 and 3.99 32%
3.50 and 3.74 22%
3.25 and 3.49 19%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 10%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

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

WI Lutheran has 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.

In 2021, 19% of WI Lutheran's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 84% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for WI Lutheran?

To be competitive with other WI Lutheran applicants, you should strive to earn between 990 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At WI Lutheran 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a WI Lutheran student is 1108.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of WI Lutheran students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of WI Lutheran students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for WI Lutheran?

To be most competitive at WI Lutheran, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for WI Lutheran'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 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for WI Lutheran students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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Transferring to Wisconsin Lutheran College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to WI Lutheran. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

WI Lutheran Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to WI Lutheran?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to WI Lutheran.

Does WI Lutheran accept transfer credits?

WI Lutheran accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. WI Lutheran accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does WI Lutheran accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

WI Lutheran accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to WI Lutheran?

No, WI Lutheran is test optional, so you can make the call whether to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is WI Lutheran's acceptance rate?

WI Lutheran's acceptance rate is 97%.

Want To Learn More About WI Lutheran?

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WI Lutheran Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

97%

How hard is it to get into WI Lutheran? WI Lutheran is a somewhat selective institution. The WI Lutheran acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.

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WI Lutheran Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

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

WI Lutheran ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

21 to 27

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

990 - 1190

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Math SAT Range

500 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above

Good

990 to 1190

Avg

990 and Less

Low

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.52

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At WI Lutheran, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. 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.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,166

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

97%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,766

Out-of-State

$32,766

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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