On the border of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa lies Wisconsin Lutheran College. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Wisconsin Lutheran College is a private four-year coeducational liberal arts school.
The administrators of Wisconsin Lutheran College pride themselves on providing quality teaching as well as preparing their students for a life of Christian leadership. By combining religion with academics, the school aims to “provide higher education to students interested in the arts and sciences taught within the framework of Christian doctrine.”
Students can study more than 30 majors which include; digital cinema production, human social services, and theology. The school also offers students Pre-Professional tracks such as Pre-Med, Pre-Dentistry, and Pre-Vet. Upon graduation or even before students graduate, they can go to the Career Development Department where staff will help students find suitable jobs for their careers.
The school recently developed an online program called the Learning House Partnerships. With the online program, Wisconsin Lutheran College hopes to engage students from across the country.
There were just 24 students who attended Wisconsin Lutheran College when it first opened its doors in 1973. It took them 12 years to become a four-year institution, but due to perseverance, the school never gave up. From buying 8.5-acres for their campus in 1977 to purchasing an academic library with over 60,000 books in 1982, Wisconsin Lutheran College had its work cut out for it and did not stop until their dream was accomplished.
With 594,833 people residing in Milwaukee and on the coast of Lake Michigan, students have a lot of opportunities to experience a thriving city. Students who wish to take advantage of theaters, music venues and restaurants, or get an internship furthering their professional career can find options available locally. Milwaukee is home to Summerfest, a music festival, the Miller Brewery, and of course, the shores and water-activities that abound in Lake Michigan.
With over 30 clubs and organizations, multiple outreach and volunteer opportunities and Division III sports, staying on campus can be just as fun as exploring the big city.
Students can cheer on the WLC Warriors as they compete in 16 varsity sports including soccer, track and field, volleyball, and basketball. The Warriors are part of the Division III athletics and participate in the Northern Athletics Conference.
79% of the students live on campus at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Housing consists of dorms for women and men, as well as single student apartments. Freshmen are guaranteed housing. It is required that all students live on campus through their senior year, given there is space available.
The cost of attendance at Wisconsin Lutheran Church is nearly $35,000 each year. Students can pay it as a bulk sum or in installments. In 2011-2012, out all the students who applied for financial aid, 87% were found to need it. All of the students who were found to need financial aid received it, while 17% of students found their needs fully met. The average award given out by the school to each student was about $18,000. Upon graduating, students can expect to be $22,000 in debt.