Wisconsin Lutheran College

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a private, independent, residential, Christian college affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Established in 1973, Wisconsin Lutheran College began as a junior college started by a few dedicated Christian men with a part-time faculty and just 24 students. Through the later ‘70s and ‘80s the school began purchasing land and facilities, taking steps to fulfill the vision of becoming a four-year, baccalaureate degree-granting institution. In 1984 the Board of Regents approved the college’s first comprehensive curriculum plan and by 1987, Wisconsin Lutheran College awarded its first baccalaureate degrees. Since that time, the college has only continued to grow and is today known as a top ranking institution.

Academic Programs

Wisconsin Lutheran College’s mission is to provide students with “quality teaching, scholarship, and service that are rooted in Holy Scripture; promoting the spiritual growth of students, faculty, and staff; and preparing students for lives of Christian leadership.” The College’s vision is to “establish a distinctive identity as one of America’s finest liberal arts colleges characterized by faithfulness to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions, rigorous pursuit of academic excellence, and dedication to preparing Christian leaders for the Church and the world.”

Wisconsin Lutheran College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The College awards four distinct degrees, including the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Arts degrees with programs in the liberal arts as well as professional majors and a number of pre-professional programs. Wisconsin Lutheran College boasts small classes where students can receive one-on-one mentoring from nationally-ranked faculty. Students are given an abundance of opportunity for hands-on learning from faculty members who are experts in their field and academic advisors are on hand to assist students who are unsure of their major, helping them to explore their interests and select classes.

Student Life

Wisconsin Lutheran College has a total enrollment figure of more than 1,000 students, the majority of which are undergraduates. More than two-thirds of students choose to live on campus in residence halls that are arranged as suites with common lounges on each floor where students can watch television and study. Located in the largest city in the state of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lutheran College is situated on a beautiful, suburban, 40 acre campus which features traditional red brick collegiate architecture, tree lined areas, plenty of green space, and a well planned layout. While the city and all the opportunities for recreation, academic, and career advancement are never far away, students can enjoy the quieter atmosphere that Wisconsin Lutheran College has to offer.

More than 40 student clubs and organizations are recognized by Wisconsin Lutheran College, catering to a wide variety of interests and providing plenty of opportunity for students to interact and build lasting relationships outside of the classroom setting. Wisconsin Lutheran College also offers a concert band and several ensembles, three choirs, plenty of intramural and club sports, and nearly 20 varsity sports teams which compete at the NCAA Division III level.

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