Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN, USA

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Martin Luther College

4.69 Average Rating

Shane from Westland, MI

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
mlc has a small campus and low student-teacher ratio. it is a family atmosphere in which everyone encourages and supports everyone else. because we all have the same goal - ministry - it makes school much easier to adapt to.
Tips for prospective students
know your languages when you get here - especially if you want to be a pastor! be ready to work hard, and learn to budget your time and money.
Academic Rigor
the classes are tough and the expectations are high. but everyone here helps everyone else, and the faculty is more than ready to help each student succeed.
Dorm Life
freshmen men can be wild, but there is always somewhere you can go to get some quiet study time. since we are all moving toward the same goal, it really is like family.
Food and Dining
the cafeteria is open almost 24 hours, so you can always eat. they have a sundae bar and are putting in a sports corner with big screen tvs and food. it may not be homecooked, but it is good!
What to do for fun
there are lots of things to do on campus for fun. we have a wide variety of intercollegiate sports for both men and women. intramural sports are a great way to blow off some energy. we just had a broomball tournament, which was a blast. there are lots of clubs, like drama club and sign language club. off campus you can swim at the local arena or shop downtown. you can hang out at flandreau state park. there are lots of restaurants and a movie theater as well. if you want to get away for the day, mankato is only a half hour. minneapolis is a little further, but you can see a twins or vikings game or go to a play.
Bang for the buck
no question, mlc is ridiculously inexpensive. instead of paying by the credit, you pay a flat rate tuition and room and board fee. that's because we all have a set course of study. scheduling is flexible and everyone meets their graduation requirements on time.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
the strangest has to be hermann the german. new ulm is a uniquely german town (listed as the most ethnically german city in america) and there's a statue of hermann across the street from campus. should probably find out why he's famous before i graduate!
Great for these types of students
students looking to go into the pastoral or teaching ministry of the wisconsin evangelical lutheran synod. it's a pretty specific group.
Clubs and Activities
drama club, choirs, wind ensemble, intramural sports, sign language club, dorm council, student government,
Greek Life
there are no official sororities or fraternities on campus. it's one big fraternity (brotherhood).
Campus Safety
campus is very safe. there are campus police that maintain security on campus, in addition to dorm staff. plus it helps that new ulm is a pretty harmless town.
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Shane from Westland, MI

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Professors really take the time to help students and make sure they understand the material.
Am enjoying being here
I never knew I could have so many friends! It's like we're all family.
Bang for the buck
Compared to public college tuition, where you pay by the credit hour, the tuition here is small.
Great for these types of students
Students wishing to become full-time workers in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, either as pastors or teachers
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Sarah

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
MLC is a great college. It is full of kind and caring professors and friends. THe academics challenge you, but are very beneficial to gaining knowledge.
Tips for prospective students
Be open to the small college life. It turns out to be a lot of fun. It's nice to be able to name almost everyones face on campus.
Academic Rigor
THe classes push you farther than you think you can go. There is always joy when you've worked really hard on an assignment and received and A. It prepares you for your career/
Dorm Life
There are two girl dorms and two guys dorms. There are very strict rules on when boys and girls can be in each others rooms. But that leaves time for homework which is good. The rooms are decent sized and the RA's are very nice and accommodating.
Food and Dining
THe cafeteria is open from 6am till 12am. That is basically all day long. it has a variety of choices and they are all very good.
What to do for fun
Sports or intramurals are huge at MLC. Also there are other groups and activities you can get involved in at school. The nearest mall is about 30 minutes away which can be a struggle but there is a Target store and a Walmart close by.
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