Tuition & Fees

$40,040

$40,040

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,606
Declined + 1,290
Total Received 3,896
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Private (nonprofit)

2,337

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Music
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Codes

SAT 6375
ACT 1330

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
26%
500-599
37%
400-499
19%
300-399
5%
700-800
18%
600-699
17%
500-599
35%
400-499
23%
300-399
7%
700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
35%
400-499
19%
300-399
7%
30-36
26%
24-29
38%
18-23
32%
12-17
4%
30-36
15%
24-29
52%
18-23
28%
12-17
5%
30-36
18%
24-29
52%
18-23
29%
12-17
1%
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School Facts

Luther College, founded in 1861, is a residential, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Its 200-acre campus is located in Decorah, IA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,337
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Decorah, IA

200-acre campus in Decorah (population: 8,089), 120 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul and 350 miles from Chicago. Major airport serves Minneapolis-St. Paul; smaller airport and train serve La Crosse, WI (50 miles); bus and small airport serve Rochester, MN (75 miles). School operates transportation to Minneapolis and Rochester airport at the beginning and end of scheduled breaks and to Ankeny/Des Moines and Cedar Rapids/Iowa City/Davenport, IA; Madison, WI; Rockford, IL; and Chicago IL O'Hare Airport.

Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 1% of male students
 
3 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
26%
500-599
37%
400-499
19%
300-399
5%
700-800
18%
600-699
17%
500-599
35%
400-499
23%
300-399
7%
700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
35%
400-499
19%
300-399
7%
30-36
26%
24-29
38%
18-23
32%
12-17
4%
30-36
15%
24-29
52%
18-23
28%
12-17
5%
30-36
18%
24-29
52%
18-23
29%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,606
Declined + 1,290
Total Received 3,896

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Scot Schaeffer
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 563 387-1287
F: 563 387-2159
admissions@luther.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,306,563
State $1,553,714
Institutional $33,124,414
Other external $2,472,025
Total $39,456,716

Non-need-based

Federal $40,467
State $2,472
Institutional $12,850,014
Other external $2,594,591
Total $15,487,544

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Norse
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Africana Studies
Anthropology
Art
Athletic Training
Biblical Languages
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Dance
Data Science
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
French
German
Health
History
Intermedia Arts
International Studies
Management
Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Music
Nordic Studies
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

2,337
students

Female
55%
1,288

Male
45%
1,049

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,303
students

Female
56%
1,275

Male
44%
1,028

undergraduatePart-time

2%

34
students

Female
39%
13

Male
61%
21

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

48%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Other
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 64
Countries most often represented China
Ethiopia
India
Swaziland
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jon Lund
Center for Global Learning
563 387-1062
global@luther.edu

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