Luther College

Decorah, IA

Luther College

Decorah, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$44,070

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
32%
500-599
40%
400-499
14%
700-800
15%
600-699
34%
500-599
41%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
30-36
19%
24-29
49%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,767
Declined 1,655
Total Received 4,422
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Private

2,005

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,005
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational

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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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: La Crosse Regional

Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah
52101-1045

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92.8%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • college ministries
  • recreational sports
  • Student Activities Council
  • Diversity groups

Top Events

  • Open Mic, Jazz Night, Flamingo Ball
  • Family Weekend/SAC Soda Shoppe
  • Christmas at Luther Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
87%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
32%
500-599
40%
400-499
14%
700-800
15%
600-699
34%
500-599
41%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
30-36
19%
24-29
49%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.67

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,767
Declined 1,655
Total Received 4,422

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work

Not Considered

geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 74
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Lacrosse, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Intermedia/Multimedia
International/Global Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

2,005

total students

28.5%

in-state

71.5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,005
students

Female
57%
1,148

Male
43%
857

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,977
students

Female
58%
1,131

Male
42%
846

2%

28
students

Female
61%
17

Male
39%
11

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 72%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

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

18

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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