Martin Luther College
Situated in a 50-acre campus in New Ulm, Minnesota, Martin Luther College is a college of ministry owned and operated by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The college is the product of the merger between Dr. Martin Luther College and Northwestern College in 1995. The main purpose of the institution is to serve as the training ground for the denomination's public ministry positions, namely pastors, teachers, and staff ministers. Martin Luther College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Martin Luther College's campus is on a beautiful wooded hill overlooking New Ulm. The nearest major population center, Mankato, is 25 miles away, while the twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul are about 90 miles from the campus. The campus itself has various modern amenities and facilities, including four residence halls for students, a library and media center, gym, fitness center, cafeteria, auditorium/chapel, music halls, sports facilities, and more.
Programs of study at Martin Luther College include Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics, Communication Arts and Literature, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Chemistry, Life Science, Physical Education, Physics, Social Studies, Special Education, Spanish, Staff Ministry, Parish Music, and more. Double majors are also offered.
There are four residence halls on campus: Centennial (for freshmen and sophomore women), Augustana (for junior and senior women), Concord (for freshmen and sophomore men), and Summit (for junior and senior men). Dorm residences are furnished and equipped with modern amenities, such as cable television access, phone service, 24-hour computer labs, kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, TV lounges, study areas, card entry access, and campus security.
Two churches affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod are within walking distance of Martin Luther College - St. Paul's Lutheran Church on State Street, and St. John's Lutheran Church on Washington Street. Many students find opportunities for service at these churches, including Sunday School teaching, music ministries, youth ministries, and other venues for ministry.
Music is a big part of campus life at Martin Luther College. Under the auspices of the music department, the denomination's future worship leaders, choir directors, music directors, music teachers, instrumentalists, and music coordinators are honed and trained. Music performance groups on campus include the College Choir (auditioned, open to all students), Martin Luther College Chorale, Mannerchor (men's choral ensemble), Women's Choir, and MLC Wind Symphony.
Students who are big on health and fitness can make use of Martin Luther College's Fitness Center. Cardio equipment may be reserved ahead of time, and the Fitness Center is open early mornings until late at night most days of the week. Zumba and other exercise classes are also offered by instructors.
The Bookstore at Martin Luther College is the place to go for students who are looking for required textbooks, school supplies, Christian books and materials, Bibles, devotionals, sheet music for organ and piano, children's books, resources for teachers, and other items. Also, the Bookstore is where you can purchase MLC spirit-wear clothing in various styles and colors. Proceeds go to the continuing vision and work of the College.