SCL Provides University Experience

St. Croix Lutheran students learning positive studying habits.St. Croix Lutheran students are given the tools they need to thrive in a university environment and succeed in their future chosen careers. To prepare students to excel in an increasingly competitive global economy, strong study habits and productive time-management skills are taught at every grade level. SCL’s university-preparatory curriculum includes accelerated and advanced placement courses, 13 college credit offerings, and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program in cooperation with the University of Minnesota,

Our students are well prepared for their post-secondary education. They consistently score above the Minnesota state and national averages on the ACT and SAT college placement exams, and ninety-five percent of SCL graduates pursue college or university degrees. Many SCL graduates matriculate to the United States’ premier universities including Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame, Boston College and Carnegie Mellon University. We are proud of these successes. Our first international graduate is now a heart surgeon from Guangzhou, China.

St. Croix graduates matriculated to these and other universities:

Amherst College

Bethany Lutheran College

Bethel University

Boston College

Brown Institute

Carnegie Mellon University

Chulalongkorn University

Clark University

Colorado State University

Columbia College

Columbia University

Columbian University

Concordia University

Cornell University

Drake University

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida International University

Fordham University

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hamline University

Harvard University

Iowa State University

Johns Hopkins University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Marquette University

Martin Luther College

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Minneapolis Business College

Minnesota State University, Mankato

New York University

North Dakota State University

Notre Dame

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Pepperdine University

Philadelphia University

Purdue University

San Francisco State University

St. Joseph’s University

St. Thomas University

State University of New York

Syracuse University

Truman State University


United States Air Force Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

University of California–Berkeley

University of Colorado

University of Hawaii

University of Illinois

University of Iowa

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota, Duluth

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

University of Minnesota, Morris

University of North Dakota

University of Ohio

University of Pittsburgh

University of San Francisco

University of South Florida

University of Southern California

University of Texas

University of Washington

University of West Virginia

University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

University of Wisconsin, Madison

University of Wisconsin, Stout

Waseda University

Washington State University

Wheaton College

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Thao Le, Class of 2010, Amherst College
" Many St. Croix graduates earn university scholarships. I earned a scholarship that covered 87% of my university costs in a pre-medical program. "
- Thao '10