Tuition & Fees

$42,290

$42,290

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
31%
500-599
31%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
700-800
17%
600-699
31%
500-599
35%
400-499
14%
300-399
3%
700-800
8%
600-699
11%
500-599
26%
400-499
47%
300-399
5%
200-299
3%
30-36
24%
24-29
39%
18-23
31%
12-17
6%
30-36
13%
24-29
52%
18-23
29%
12-17
6%
30-36
20%
24-29
48%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,791
Declined + 1,497
Total Received 4,288
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Private (nonprofit)

2,053

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Management
  3. Music
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Codes

SAT 6375
ACT 1330

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,053
Established in 1861
Coeducational 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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Decorah, IA

200-acre campus in Decorah (population: 7,918), 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.

Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
31%
500-599
31%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
700-800
17%
600-699
31%
500-599
35%
400-499
14%
300-399
3%
700-800
8%
600-699
11%
500-599
26%
400-499
47%
300-399
5%
200-299
3%
30-36
24%
24-29
39%
18-23
31%
12-17
6%
30-36
13%
24-29
52%
18-23
29%
12-17
6%
30-36
20%
24-29
48%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%

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

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,791
Declined + 1,497
Total Received 4,288

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

Financial Aid

89%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,397

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,950
Room $4,420
Board $5,040
Additional fees $340
Books & supplies $1,040
Total $52,790
Average Financial Aid - $35,397
Total with Avg. Aid $17,393

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,237,763
State $1,394,386
Institutional $35,594,517
Other external $3,303,227
Total $42,529,893

Non-need-based

Federal $62,304
State $1,800
Institutional $10,322,414
Other external $733,322
Total $11,119,840
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Janice Cordell
Director of Financial Aid
cordellj@luther.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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 Directors

Renae Hartl (men's)
Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Norse
School colors
blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Africana Studies
Anthropology
Art
Biblical Languages
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
Communication Studies
Computer Science
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Management
  3. Music

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

2,053

total students

29%

in-state

71%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,053
students

Female
55%
1,137

Male
45%
916

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,014
students

Female
56%
1,120

Male
44%
894

2%

39
students

Female
44%
17

Male
56%
22

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
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

57%

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 73
Countries most often represented Brazil
India
Nepal
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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