Luther is a highly rated private, Christian college located in Decorah, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,014 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Luther acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Biology, Business, and Music History and Literature. Graduating 80% of students, Luther alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
Luther College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.58 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
Luther College Reviews
My first year was an amazing wild ride! I am great friends with my roommates, I loved my music classes, and even found an interest in Norwegian. Luther College offers lots of different classes that expand on your learning and education. They also have wonderful and excellent staff! All of the professors want to know every single one of their students and they want them to succeed. The only thing I would like to see change is more availability in classes. The classes fill up extremely fast, so if you don't have an early registration time you don't have high chances of getting in the classes you want.
When I applied to Luther College (due to a recommendation from a high school counselor), I thought I would be surrounded by cornfields. However after first stepping onto campus, I knew that Luther would be my home. It is nothing like I was expecting. Luther is located in the bluffs of the NE corner of Iowa, making it one of Iowa's hidden gems. I have never met so many people on campus who are genuinely friendly and caring to each person they meet. The community on campus has already offered me so many opportunities within my first couple of months away from home. I am so excited to see what Luther has in store for both me and future prospective students!
Luther is an amazing place for all people. Diversity of thought and students is incredible, school culture is wonderful, facilities are beautiful, and staff is helpful!