Luther College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
NCAA Division III (with football)
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Luther College Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
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.47 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.52 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 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
Luther college has a lovely campus with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy! The first year dorms are separated into an athlete dorm, a arts oriented dorm, and an outdoors man dorm which allows you to meet with people you have things in common with immediately! The only issue I have with Luther is that there is little to no diversity, with only 25 black or mixed females attending within the full 4 years, resulting in only 1% of students being female students with African-american heritage.
Everyone at Luther is so deeply engaged, passionate, kind, helpful and wonderful. Academics are very high-stakes and professors treat them as such, however, they are also incredibly helpful and personable when approached by students. Students are all incredibly kind, accepting and helpful as well, and everyone takes the honor code seriously, holding grades to the highest standard. The music at Luther is phenomenal, and is a treat even for students who are not personally involved in a music program. The town of Decorah is so quaint and nature-oriented, and everyone is "Midwest nice" and has his/her own passion, making it an all around wonderful college town. Overall, attending Luther College is a dream!
Luther College provides a wide range of activities to be a part of. This means students (especially first year) get many opportunities to connect with a lot of different people. I love that there are so many different events throughout just one week including concerts, plays, athletic games, clubs, and so many more. You could never be bored if you didn't want to! Also, I love the class sizes and classes in general. Professors here are very understanding and care about students. The professors even meet up and have coffee if you asked, and I know a lot of graduates who still communicate with their professors. As for classes, since Luther is a liberal arts school, students get the experience of taking a wide range of classes. This means students here get a well rounded education. Personally I've noticed how many of my classes connect with other classes. I find it very interesting and exciting! The beautiful campus is another bonus! Luther does a great job at giving work study out to students, and many of the students will do grounds and custodial. This means students get the opportunity to help keep the school clean, plus they get paid too! The town Luther is in is unlike most other places as well. Decorah's countless trails and springs make it fun to just go out on a hike, especially on this hot days. In addition, Decorah has the Upper Iowa river run through, and many students take advantage of this by tubing, kayaking, or just swimming. It's a great community as well!