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Luther College
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  • 4 Year
  • DECORAH, IA

Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

700 COLLEGE DRIVE
DECORAH, IA 52101
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Rivers Conference
From Luther College

Luther College is home to more than 1,800 undergraduates who explore big questions and take action to benefit people, communities, and society. Located in the stunning bluff country of Decorah and with learning opportunities around the world, Luther’s experiential approach to education and its supportive community inspire students to learn actively, live purposefully, and lead courageously for a lifetime of impact. Our 60+ academic programs, which range from neuroscience to visual communication, emphasize real-world experience and foster curiosity to prepare students for limitless possibilities. Our rich campus life—including 19 NCAA III teams, two dozen musical ensembles, and more than 80 student organizations—encourages student learning, growth, and friendship outside of the classroom. We strive to create a welcoming campus for all, offering financial aid to 99 percent of our students, who hail from 39 states and 74 countries.

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Luther College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
1030-1260
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,805 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,966 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 44 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 55 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 55 responses

Majors

Music at Luther College

We make sure all students have the ability to participate in music—regardless of chosen major or academic interest. Auditions are open to everyone, music scholarships are available to students of all majors, and any student may take applied lessons. Additionally, nearly 50 accomplished faculty members are invested in helping you reach your full music potential. Learn more at music.luther.edu.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,930 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
21
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Involved
    23%
  • Happiness
    20%
  • Down-to-earth
    17%
  • Kind
    14%
  • Busy
    9%
  • Hipsters
    9%
  • Judgemental and Rude
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 60 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Home
    49%
  • Beautiful (people, campus, professors, programs)
    27%
  • Academic
    11%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Literal Hell
    3%
  • Strict
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 26 responses

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