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Martin Luther College Overview

Martin Luther College is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Ulm, Minnesota. New Ulm is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Martin Luther College Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$21,034 Avg Cost After Aid
91% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at MLC have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at MLC.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 83% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from MLC makes roughly $45,759 a year. This is 12% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Martin Luther College?


Contact details for MLC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1995 Luther Ct, New Ulm, MN 56073-3965
Phone: 507-354-8221

How Do I Get Into MLC?

You can apply to MLC online at:

Admission Requirements for MLC

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MLC?

91% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores
Since MLC has an acceptance rate of 91%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 93%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to MLC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 640. Math scores were between 540 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Martin Luther College  ( 540 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Martin Luther College  ( 540 to 610 )
MLC received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 21 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Martin Luther College  ( 21 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Martin Luther College  ( 21 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Martin Luther College  ( 21 to 27 )

Can I Afford Martin Luther College?

$21,034 Net Price
88% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MLC is $21,034. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At MLC, approximately 88% of students took out student loans averaging $6,020 a year. That adds up to $24,080 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MLC is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Martin Luther College Undergraduate Student Diversity

652 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 795 undergraduate students at MLC, with 652 being full-time and 143 being part-time.


There are also 125 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 652 full-time undergraduates at MLC, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Martin Luther College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 602
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Martin Luther College. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 7 countries are represented at MLC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Antigua and Barbuda.

Online Learning at Martin Luther College

265 Took All Classes Online
271 Took At Least One Class Online
10.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 271 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MLC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 44th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of MLC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Martin Luther College was 10.9%. This is the #1,356 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MLC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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