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TLU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into TLU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 945 out of 1,863 applicants or 51% were admitted making TLU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Texas Lutheran University typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 840 1,023 1,863
Accepted 454 491 945
Acceptance Rate 54% 48% 51%
Enrolled 170 225 395
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 46% 42%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas Lutheran University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that TLU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Lutheran University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 895. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1085 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 990 1180
SAT Reading 490 590
SAT Math 510 580
ACT Composite 19 23
ACT English 17 23
ACT Math 18 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >64%
21 to 23 Avg + 51%-64%
19 to 21 Avg - 38%-51%
17 to 19 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 17 Low <26%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >64%
1085 to 1180 Avg + 51%-64%
990 to 1085 Avg - 38%-51%
895 to 990 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 895 Low <26%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Texas Lutheran University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas Lutheran University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as TLU accepts 51% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 48% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Texas Lutheran University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228981 IPEDS survey data for Texas Lutheran University.



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