Martin Luther College in New Ulm

New Ulm, MN

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)

Martin Luther College offers 69-degree programs and 18 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 97%. 46.2% are women, and 53.8% are men. 2% percents of international students. Martin Luther College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Martin Luther College is 16104$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $18020 and $23120 per year. 74% of full-time Martin Luther College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $39,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Martin Luther College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Martin Luther College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,988
$30,001 - $48,000$12,360
$48,001 - $75,000$14,430
$75,001 - $110,000$17,883

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: 5350


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    679 of Martin Luther College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 94 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Martin Luther College number 59 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

    Students at Martin Luther College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Martin Luther College.

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    Martin Luther College graduation rate is above the national average.

    74% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Martin Luther College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    2 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      Martin Luther College acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 26%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Martin Luther College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 30%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



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      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The Martin Luther College full-time retention rate is 83% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Martin Luther College students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      22 - 28

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 21 - 29
      Math: 23 - 27
      Writing: 6 - 8

      ACT Test Score Range


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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Martin Luther College is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In Martin Luther College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Martin Luther College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Minnesota.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 1995 Luther Ct address in New Ulm, Minnesota.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Martin Luther College with 0.12% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Martin Luther College offers 69 programs in total: 48 are for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 3 - for Master's degree, 3 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. Martin Luther College is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 18 distance learning programs that are offered in the Martin Luther College: 12 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 3 - for Master's degree and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


      Martin Luther College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 835 students with 25055 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 34 with 826 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Martin Luther College

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      They do not care about anyway, only money. They look good so they can get you in but then they do not care about you. If you have a good WELS last name then you will be able to do whatever, if you don't then good luck. RAs get free room and board to do nothing, cant be on time and do their jobs. Tutors never there and don't help or care. Must pay full tution to MLC to student teach in another state where MLC does nothing. Take money thats rightfully yours and put it in their general fund. Ridiculous homework load, classes you shouldnt have to take. If you decide teaching isn't for you then they make you feel awful and don't want it to be public knowledge. I would NEVER EVER go here.

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      Martin Luther College has a wonderful WELS Lutheran atmosphere and excellent professors who know what they're talking about and who want to help their students learn and grow. The campus looks really nice, and New Ulm makes for a quiet and friendly neighborhood.

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      Overall Rating:

      This is an anti-Christian ("Lutheran") college that teaches and defends the false gospel of Universal Objective Justification that has been condemned for centuries by Martin Luther, St. Paul (Bible), and the Christian Book of Concord 1580.“Therefore my doctrine is true, pure, sure, and divine. Nor can there can be any doctrine that is different from mine, much less better. Therefore, any doctrine at all that does not teach as mine does – that all men are sinners and are justified solely by faith in Christ – must be false uncertain, evil, blasphemous, accursed, and demonic. And so are those who either teach or accept such a doctrine.” Luther’s Works: Volume 26, p.59 [Galatians 1:10]“For it is impossible that remission of sins should occur, and the terrors of death and sin be overcome by any work or anything, except by faith in Christ, according to Rom. 5:1: Being justified by faith, we have peace.” Defense of the Augsburg Confession [XII (60)]"And because "to be justified" means that out of unjust men just men are made, or born again, it means also that they are pronounced or accounted just. For Scripture speaks in both ways. Accordingly we wish first to show this, that faith alone makes of an unjust, a just man, i.e., receives remission of sins." Defense of the Augsburg Confession [II (72)]What the heretics at MLC teach: "The Bible and Lutherans teach that God judged all sinners righteous [justified] in his sight when Jesus Christ died on the cross for us. God declared everyone free from the guilt [justified] and punishment owed for our sins. The sinner receives this free gift of forgiveness, not by doing good deeds, but only by faith. A person is justified when he or she believes in Christ and his redemptive work. It is a gift from God."Proverbs 17:15 "He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.""Lastly, it was very foolish for the adversaries to write that men who are under eternal wrath merit the remission of sins by an act of love, which springs from their mind since it is impossible to love God, unless the remission of sins be apprehended first by faith." Defense of the Augsburg Confession [II (36)]"Also, we reject and condemn the error of the Enthusiasts, who imagine that God without means, without the hearing of God's Word, also without the use of the holy Sacraments, draws men to Himself, and enlightens, justifies, and saves them." The Epitome of The Formula of Concord [II (13)]"Before we defend our position, we must first say this: All good people of all situations, even the theological profession, undoubtedly confess that the teaching of repentance was very much confused before Luther’s writings appeared. 5 Theologians were never able to explain satisfactorily the numberless questions found in the books of the commentaries on the Sentences. The people could not grasp the big picture, nor could they see what things were necessary for repentance, in which peace of conscience could be found. 6 Let any one of the adversaries come forth and tell us when the forgiveness of sins takes place. O good God, there is such darkness! The adversaries do not know whether the forgiveness of sins happens in attrition or contrition. If forgiveness happens because of contrition, why do we need Absolution? What does the Power of the Keys bring about, if sins have been forgiven already?" Defense of the Augsburg Confession [XII (4-6)]"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." Romans 16: 17-18 (KJV)

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      Not related to a member of the public ministry? Forget about getting any respect from professors. Pretty elitist, which is incredibly sad. Members of the public ministry should be humble servants. Instead, most people here view themselves in a 'holier than thou' light.Oh, and there's a weeding out system here. Have the wrong personality? Say bye-bye. Of course...they wont weed you out until you've paid two year's worth of tuition first. Then you get that letter your sophomore year that essentially says 'work on your personality or forget about coming back.' (oh, and thanks for sending that letter to arrive at my house on Christmas Eve. Stay classy, MLC.)For the sake of the church, this place needs serious help.Never felt better than the day I transferred out of there. Run far away. Transferring to a different college, a very caring one, in fact, was the best decision I ever made.

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      I attended this college and graduated in 2008. I was given many opportunities to travel abroad and work before graduation. The school and professors are truly God-fearing and amazing. Just don't let them know you attended public school your whole life! :) Great school...but call system is flawed.

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      Location & Website

      Address: 1995 Luther Ct


      Religious affiliation: Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +5073548221211

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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