Wisconsin Lutheran College

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8800 W. Bluemound Road

Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: (414) 443-8800
2013-2014 Tuition
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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Wisconsin Lutheran College is a private institution that was founded in 1973. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,030, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 54 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wisconsin Lutheran College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $24,770 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Wisconsin Lutheran College, an independent Christian college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offers nationally ranked academic programs in a caring, nurturing environment. Students participate in small classes and receive one-on-one mentoring from professors. Students also have countless opportunities in undergraduate research projects, NCAA Division III athletics, fine arts, clubs and organizations, and service to the community. The campus environment actively encourages incorporation of leadership skills -- Christian leadership measured in service and character. Our mission is to produce well-rounded and well prepared Christian leaders and professionals who understand the importance of serving others as they lead.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1973
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $18,552,821


When applying to Wisconsin Lutheran College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Wisconsin Lutheran College is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Wisconsin Lutheran College is 12:1, and the school has 67.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wisconsin Lutheran College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Education; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 41%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 19%
Psychology, General 12%
Education 9%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 8%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5%

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Student Life

Wisconsin Lutheran College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,030, with a gender distribution of 45.9 percent male students and 54.1 percent female students. At this school, 63 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus. Wisconsin Lutheran College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,090
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Wisconsin Lutheran College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Wisconsin Lutheran College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wisconsin Lutheran College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Wisconsin Lutheran College, 81.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,636.

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Tuition and fees $24,770 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,830 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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