Martin Luther College (MLC)

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Martin Luther College can be found in New Ulm, MN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The smaller size of enrollment, which is about 1000 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at MLC. A score within the range of 1070 to 1320 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the MLC average GPA (3.23 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 80 percent of all students which applied were admitted at MLC, and from those that were granted acceptance around 75 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall MLC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Martin Luther College was reported as 83.8% in Fall 2020 with over 266 applications submitted to MLC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MLC ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • MLC Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Martin Luther College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Martin Luther College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Martin Luther College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 83.3%
  • 2017-2018: 70.6%
  • 2018-2019: 89.3%
  • 2019-2020: 83.8%
  • Projected MLC Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 77.1%

How Does MLC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Martin Luther College is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bethany Lutheran College72.6%
Minneapolis College of Art and Design58.5%
University of Minnesota-Rochester60.1%
Dakota Wesleyan University66.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MLC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 675
Math560 - 645
Total Score1070 - 1320
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math22 - 28
Composite Score22 - 28
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