Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC)

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WLC can be found in Milwaukee, WI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 1,300 students are enrolled at WLC.

The majority of students accepted into WLC had an SAT score between 1020 to 1290, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 21 to 27. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the WLC average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. Wisconsin Lutheran College accepts roughly 90% of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, roughly 32% registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wlc.edu.

Overall WLC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wisconsin Lutheran College was reported as 89.2% in Fall 2020 with over 751 college applications submitted to WLC. 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

  • WLC ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • WLC Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Wisconsin Lutheran College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Wisconsin Lutheran College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for WLC has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 90.3%
  • 2017-2018: 90.3%
  • 2018-2019: 80.4%
  • 2019-2020: 89.2%
  • Projected WLC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 80.9%

How Does WLC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wisconsin Lutheran College is fifty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount Mary College57.9%
Alverno College69.4%
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design68.0%
Milwaukee School of Engineering61.7%
Cardinal Stritch University81.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • 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 WLC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 660
Math510 - 630
Total Score1020 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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