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About Luther College

Luther College is a private, religious school that was founded in 1861. It is moderately difficult to get into Luther College. Luther College enrolls 1,802 undergrads and no graduate students.

Luther College does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

Luther College Acceptance Rate 2021

The acceptance rate at Luther College is 64%. Last year, 3,640 students applied to Luther College and 2,340 were admitted.

Luther College Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at Luther College

Luther College does not offer early decision. Luther College does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 64%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 26
Tuition $46,130

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Luther College.

Financial Aid at Luther College

Luther College meets 90% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $41,151 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Dorms at Luther College

Luther College offers housing for up to 2,000 students.

The majority of Luther College students live on campus.

Open Mic, Jazz Night, Flamingo Ball, Family Weekend/SAC Soda Shoppe, and and Christmas at Luther Weekend are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Luther College.

What GPA Do I Need For Luther College?

Luther College is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 26.

Does Luther College Require the ACT or SAT?

Luther College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 22% submitted the SAT. 77% submitted the ACT.


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Luther College Waitlist

Luther College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Is Luther College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Luther College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Luther College, around 77% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 559 students who started at Luther College as first-time freshman, 387 graduate within four years.

Around 77% of students who started at Luther College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Luther College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $35,809 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Luther College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Luther College a good school for you?

How Big is the Endowment for Luther College?

Luther College's endowment was valued at $161,825,782 in 2021. The school spends $13,252 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is Luther College?

Luther College is located in the small town setting of Decorah, Iowa.

If you want to see Luther College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 52 to Decorah, or book a flight to the nearest airport, La Crosse Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Luther College and Decorah are like without leaving home.

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College Info

700 College Drive Decorah, IA 52101

Campus Setting: Small Town

Luther College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Luther College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

23 to 29

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Luther College is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Luther College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Luther College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

518 - 643

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 640

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Luther College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$57,280

In State

$57,280

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$46,130
$46,130
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$10,110
$10,110
Books
$1,040
$1,040

Student Life

Wondering what life at Luther College is like? There are approximately 1,802 students enrolled at Luther College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from IA and 72% percent of students are from other states.

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

28%

In State

72%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,802

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

64%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$46,130

Out-of-State

$46,130

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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