Wisconsin Lutheran One of Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Nation

August 17, 2007

MILWAUKEE – For the sixth consecutive year, Wisconsin Lutheran College has been ranked among the best colleges by the U.S.News & World Report in its America’s Best Colleges. This year, WLC was moved from the regional Midwest category to the national category of “Best Liberal Arts Colleges.” The move places the college with such prestigious company as Amherst, Grinnell, Bryn Mawr and Vassar. Wisconsin Lutheran is one of only five Wisconsin colleges ranked in the top three tiers of the category.

“I feel like we’ve graduated,” says Dr. Timothy Kriewall, president of Wisconsin Lutheran College. “As a liberal arts institution, we appreciate being compared to other stand-outs across the country. There are more than 2,500 four-year higher education institutions in America, so to be considered one of the best by U.S.News is noteworthy.”

The competition in the national liberal arts category is significant. This year, the magazine ranked the top 248 liberal arts colleges and WLC is ranked in the third tier of schools along with Concordia College – Moorhead, Morehouse, St. Norbert and Wartburg, to name a few.

“As one of the youngest colleges in the Midwest, we are honored to be ranked highly among this outstanding group,” says Kriewall. “The honor validates our commitment to academic excellence offered in a Christian context.”

To view the list of schools in the “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” group, visit the U.S. News Web site at

For more information about Wisconsin Lutheran College or to schedule an interview, contact Tammy Heckendorf, assoc. director of marketing and media, at (414) 443-8790 or e-mail

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent, liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.