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Luther College

Decorah, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%

About Luther College

Luther College is home to more than 1,600 undergraduates who explore big questions and take action to benefit people, communities, and society. Located in the stunning bluff country of Decorah and with learning opportunities around the world, Luther’s experiential approach to education and its supportive community inspire students to learn actively, live purposefully, and lead courageously for a lifetime of impact. Our 60+ academic programs, which range from neuroscience to visual communication, emphasize real-world experience and foster curiosity to prepare students for limitless possibilities. Our rich campus life—including 19 NCAA III teams, two dozen musical ensembles, and more than 80 student organizations—encourages student learning, growth, and friendship outside of the classroom. We strive to create a welcoming campus for all, offering financial aid to 100 percent of our students, who hail from 39 states and 74 countries.

Luther College is a private, religious college in the town of Decorah, Iowa. Luther College was founded in 1861. The college enrolls around 1,610 students per year, including 1,610 undergraduate students.

Luther College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Luther College. Around 75% of applicants get into Luther College each year. Out of 2,188 applications received in 2022, 1,648 students were offered admission.

Luther College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 8%

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Luther College is located in Decorah, Iowa,.

If you would like 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.

College Info

700 College Drive Decorah, IA 52101

Campus Setting: Small Town

Luther College Application Deadline

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Luther College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1075 - 1330


Math SAT Range

555 - 690


Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

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1330 and Above


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1075 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Luther College students is 1205. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Luther College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1075 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1075 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Luther College.

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Wondering what life at Luther College is like? There are approximately 1,610 students enrolled at Luther College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 31% percent are from IA and 69% percent of students are from other states.


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