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Luther College
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  • 4 Year
  • DECORAH, IA

Report Card

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

About

700 COLLEGE DR
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 1,600 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 100 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
76%
SAT Range
1070-1270
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,929 / 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
$34,281 / 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
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 48 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 62 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 62 responses

Majors

New and Expanded Scholarships for New Students!

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Luther College is expanding its scholarships and awards offered to students who enroll for Fall 2024. The new awards include increased amounts for academic merit scholarships and a new scholarship for first-generation students. These changes, which are available to both first-year and transfer students, are meant to broaden the accessibility of a Luther education by keeping tuition affordable.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,717 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
27
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Involved
    24%
  • Down-to-earth
    19%
  • Happiness
    17%
  • Kind
    17%
  • Busy
    7%
  • Hipsters
    7%
  • Judgemental and Rude
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 67 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Home
    43%
  • Beautiful (people, campus, professors, programs)
    30%
  • Academic
    9%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Literal Hell
    2%
  • Strict
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 28 responses

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