Luther College

Decorah, IA

Luther College

Decorah, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$45,610

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
510
75th
640
25th
520
75th
30
25th
22
75th
28
25th
21
75th
29
25th
23
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,340
Declined 1,300
Total Received 3,640
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Private

1,984

undergraduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,984
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Other

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200-acre campus in Decorah (population: 7,701), 120 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, 200 miles from Des Moines, and 350 miles from Chicago. Major airport serves Minneapolis-St. Paul; smaller airport and train serve La Crosse, WI (50 miles); smaller airport and bus 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, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and Iowa City; Rockford, IL; Madison, WI; and to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA
52101-1045

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
510
75th
640
25th
520
75th
30
25th
22
75th
28
25th
21
75th
29
25th
23

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,340
Declined 1,300
Total Received 3,640

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

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

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Financial Aid

98%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$32,160

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $45,000
Room $4,750
Board $5,360
Additional fees $610
Books & supplies $1,040
Total $56,760
Average Financial Aid - $32,160
Total with Avg. Aid $24,600

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,212,485
State $1,170,715
Institutional $36,749,503
Other external $2,031,886
Total $42,164,589

Non-need-based

Federal $94,441
State $13,862
Institutional $11,909,459
Other external $2,254,738
Total $14,272,500

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 563 387-1018
F: 563 387-2241
finaid@luther.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, broomball, dance, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, hockey, pickleball, racquetball, rugby, running, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), walleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Dance, General. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health and Wellness, General. yes
History, General. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Mathematics and Statistics. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Music
  3. Management

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,984

total students

25%

in-state

75%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,984
students

Female
57%
1,130

Male
43%
854

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,953
students

Female
57%
1,119

Male
43%
834

2%

31
students

Female
35%
11

Male
65%
20

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

8%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 73
Countries most often represented Brazil
India
Nepal
Pakistan
Swaziland
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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