About Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) is an independent, residential, Christian college in Milwaukee. Consistently ranked as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, WLC serves nearly 1,200 traditional undergraduate, adult, and graduate students through its on-campus, on-location, and online programming. The college, which prepares students for lives of Christian leadership, is recognized for its academic excellence and superior student experience. Caring, Christian faculty work directly with students, who benefit from numerous research, service, and co-curricular opportunities designed to enhance academic and spiritual growth.

2015-2016 Undergraduate Fast Facts

Academic Excellence and Christian Leadership

Wisconsin Lutheran College offers nationally ranked academic programs in a Christian environment. You'll participate in small classes and receive one-on-one mentoring from professors. Taught from a Christian perspective, our courses help you develop valuable skills such as critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and decision-making. You also will have countless opportunities for involvement and leadership in undergraduate research projects, NCAA Division III athletics, fine arts, clubs and organizations, and service to the community.

  • Total college enrollment: 1,188
  • Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Average undergraduate class size: 16
  • Undergraduate student demographics: 31 states and eight foreign countries
  • Percent of resident students: 68%
  • Undergraduate student population: 93% are 18-22 years old
  • Freshman profile: 3.43 average high school GPA and 24 average ACT
  • Warriors athletics: member of NCAA Division III and Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
  • 18 varsity sports
  • Intramural and club sports
  • Concert band and six ensembles
  • Three choirs
  • 40+ clubs and organizations
  • Ministry, outreach, and volunteer opportunities
  • Completed application for admission
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT score report
  • $20 application fee (free online application)
  • Students are admitted on a rolling basis; prospective students are notified of admission upon receipt and review of the required items
  • Priority for course registration and housing assignments is given to students who have paid a deposit by April 30 of $300 ($200 if commuting from home)
  • Tuition and fees for 2015-2016: $27,040
  • Room and board for 2015-2016: $9,250
  • 99% of full-time students are awarded some type of financial aid
  • Priority for financial aid is given to FAFSA applications received by March 1
  • Merit Awards are awarded to students based on composite ACT score and high school GPA
  • Students must be accepted before April 1 to qualify for Merit Awards
  • Fine Arts Scholarships are awarded in the areas of art, theatre, and music; auditions/portfolios are required. Students must be accepted applicants to audition for Fine Arts Scholarships

38 Traditional Undergraduate Majors: Accounting*, Art*, Biochemistry, Biological Anthropology*, Biology*, Broad Field Language Arts* (Education majors only), Broad Field Social Sciences, Business Administration*, Chemistry*, China Studies*, Communication*, Communicative Arts, Computer Science*, Digital Cinema and Media*, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English*, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, German*, German for International Business, History*, Human Social Services, Interdisciplinary, Marine Biology*, Mathematics*, Media Design, Music*, Nursing, Philosophy*, Physics*, Psychology*, Secondary Education, Spanish*, Special Education, Sport & Exercise Science, Theatre*, Theology*.

27 Minors: *Starred majors also may be minors. Additional minors: Coaching, Natural Science (Education majors only), Piano Pedagogy, and Social Science (Education majors only).

Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Education

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All data is valid as of October 14, 2015, unless specified otherwise.
This page is updated annually in October.