Wisconsin Lutheran ranked as one of America's Best Colleges
U.S.News & World Report
For the 11th consecutive year, U.S.News & World Report rates Wisconsin Lutheran College as one of America's Best Colleges. Wisconsin Lutheran College is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges, along with six other Wisconsin schools.
For 2013, the magazine includes 181 national liberal arts colleges in the top tier. Schools in the liberal arts classification emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half their degrees in the arts and sciences.
Forbes.com includes Wisconsin Lutheran College on its 2012 list of America's Top Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP). The CCAP ranks 650 undergraduate institutions focusing on quality of teaching, career prospects, graduation rates, and low levels of debt. WLC is the sixth-ranked school in Wisconsin and #216 in the country.
Wisconsin Lutheran also is included in Washington Monthly's 2011 ranking of liberal arts colleges, which rates schools based on three categories: social mobility, research, and service.
Colleges with the Best Professors
Using statistics compiled for Forbes' annual college rankings, CBS MoneyWatch released its "25 Colleges with the Best Professors in 2011" list. WLC ranks 18th out of 650 schools evaluated and was the only Wisconsin school to appear in the top 25.
Top-scoring schools were largely liberal arts colleges, including WLC, which can be attributed to small class sizes and individualized attention from professors whose primary focus is teaching. The complete article by education writer Lynn O'Shaughnessy is available here.
Top Conservative Colleges
Young America's Foundation lists institutions that offer a conservative experience for students. Wisconsin Lutheran College is included on the foundation's 2012 list of Top Conservative Colleges. The list features institutions that proclaim, through their mission and programs, a dedication to discovering, maintaining, and strengthening the conservative values of their students.
In 2012, Wisconsin Lutheran College was ranked among the top 25 homeschool-friendly colleges in the nation by TheBestSchools.org. The site identified three key features that meet the needs of a homeschool graduate: Christian education, socio-political conservatism, and science and faith integration.
According to TheBestSchools.org: "Prioritizing leadership, ministry, and one-on-one mentoring by professors, Wisconsin Lutheran College is more than a school, it's a leadership garden. Outstanding at this school is the faculty mentoring, allowing students significant face time with their professors."