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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
8800 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
From Wisconsin Lutheran College

Students at Wisconsin Lutheran College learn from our nationally ranked, Christian faculty and achieve academic excellence while growing in their faith and becoming servant leaders ready to make an impact in nearly any career field across the world. At WLC, our students thrive in small classes. Experiential learning outside of the classroom is encouraged and students regularly travel to Europe, China, the Caribbean, and Central America.

Our unique location on the edge of Milwaukee provides students the best of both worlds. The small campus atmosphere provides a charming residential experience, while allowing for quick access to Milwaukee’s cultural and recreational activities.

Wisconsin Lutheran College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
1020-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,773/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,370/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
951Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
134
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Most students stay busy but have time to relax
    41%
  • Depends on the major students are taking.
    22%
  • Determined
    22%
  • Relaxed
    7%
  • Stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Religious
    64%
  • Covered by God
    21%
  • Blessed
    11%
  • Home away from home
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    80%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

    Wisconsin Lutheran College Reviews

    436 reviews
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    The campus is small, which can be viewed as a good or a bad thing. The community on campus is very welcoming and friendly! Tons of awesome opportunities to participate in fun events for little to no money, as well as free food ALL THE TIME. Seriously. Every Tuesday is Phat Tuesday and they get a different food from chain restaurants or bakeries. Next week we are having Buffalo Wild Wings.
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    The professors are all extremely nice and are very understanding in unanticipated situations. They truly are there to share their knowledge and better each and every student. If you need extra help, they are more than willing to take extra time out of their day to give it to you. They all have excellent classes that are somehow not very difficult (so long as you're a diligent student), but at the same time, you come out with lots of useful knowledge.
    Overall my experience as a student at Wisconsin Lutheran College has been incredible. It is clear that the professors on campus love what they do and care about the success of the students. They will ask about the students' lives outside of school to get to know them better and work to accommodate for issues that may arise in the students' lives in and outside of school. Many of the professors go above and beyond what is expected of them when a student needs special accommodations for a project or test ensuring that the student learns and grows in their class. This has been done by extending a deadline, allowing a student to take a test in the library instead of the classroom setting, or setting up an appointment with the student to go step-by-step through a project the student is struggling with. However, the professors also push students to excel and set high expectations for the assignments and classroom atmosphere.