Wisconsin Lutheran College: Narrative Description

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8800 West Bluemound Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226-9942
Tel: (414)443-8800; 888-WIS LUTH; Admissions: (414)443-8811; Fax: (414)443-8514; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.wlc.edu/

Description: Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 21-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $10.3 million. Research spending 2002-03: $38,210. Educational spending 2002-03: $7362 per student. Total enrollment: 706. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 531 applied, 84% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 10 valedictorians. full-time: 672 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 34 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 6 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 78% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 80% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/communication technologies; biological/life sciences; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.70 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, minimum ACT score of 21, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $21,175 includes full-time tuition ($15,720), mandatory fees ($130), and college room and board ($5325). College room only: $2775. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $480 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $50 per year.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Major annual events: Commencement Weekend, Opening Weekend (Orientation), Christmas Week activities and events. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, closed-circuit TV monitors. 600 college housing spaces available; 539 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Marvin M. Schwan Library with 71,731 books, 9,211 microform titles, 614 serials, 4,409 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $366,354. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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