Wisconsin Lutheran College

8800 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, United States
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Overview of Wisconsin Lutheran College

About this school

Wisconsin Lutheran, founded in 1973, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 16-acre campus is in Milwaukee.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:992
    • Men:451 Men (45.5%)
    • Women:541 Women (54.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wisconsin Lutheran College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
8800 West Bluemound Road
City, State, Zip
Milwaukee, WI 53226-9942
Phone
(414) 443-8811
Fax
(414) 443-8514
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
90% of 708 applicants were admitted
Women
96% of 317 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 391 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
279 (44%) of 639 admitted students enrolled
Women
137 (45%) of 305 admitted students enrolled
Men
142 (43%) of 334 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.38
375 And Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
564 average |490-643 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,725 (69.07%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,190 (23.68%)
  • Other Expenses: - $800 (1.86%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,320 (5.39%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wisconsin Lutheran College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 014658
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
220 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
194 (88.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
194 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
33 (17.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$24,748
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 194 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,899
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 172 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,340
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 23 (11.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
38 (16.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,376

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
829 (90.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
756 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
756 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
134 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$22,824
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 740 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,668
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 678 (89.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,074
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 79 (10.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
147 (16.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,730

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,549
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,239

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


64

Part-Time Faculty


100

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


25%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
106,301
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
50
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Wisconsin Lutheran College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


49.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


65%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (39)


  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Science Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


598,916

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


54 acres

Weather


Temperature
11.6 average low in January, 74.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


63% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


37%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Warrior
School Colors
Forest green and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Wisconsin Lutheran College offers choral groups, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


921

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
992
Women
541
Men
451

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.7% Asian
  • 5.0% Black/African-American
  • 6.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 82.9% White
  • 0.5% Unknown

International Students


1.0% from 7 countries

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


122

Student Resources

Study resources