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Luther College Admissions

Check in with Luther College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Luther College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Luther College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 30%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 22%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 77%
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Applying Early to Luther College?

Luther College does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Luther College Hard To Get Into?

Luther College is a moderately difficult school to get into. Luther College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Luther College accepted 64% of all applicants, around 2,340 of the 3,640 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Luther College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Luther College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Luther College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Luther College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Luther College must submit the following items. Double check with Luther College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Luther College?

Students admitted to Luther College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At Luther College 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Luther College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 60%
3.75 and 3.99 29%
3.50 and 3.74 27%
3.25 and 3.49 11%
3.00 and 3.24 8%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

Luther College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Luther College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 22% of Luther College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 77% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Luther College?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Luther College students scored 643 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Luther College students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Luther College?

To be most competitive at Luther College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Luther College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Luther College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Luther College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Luther College.

Transfer students can enroll in Luther College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

Luther College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Luther College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Luther College.

Does Luther College accept transfer credits?

Luther College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Luther College accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Luther College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Luther College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Luther College?

Luther College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Luther College's acceptance rate?

Luther College's acceptance rate is 64%.

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Luther College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

64%

How hard is it to get into Luther College? Luther College is a somewhat selective institution. The Luther College acceptance rate is 64%. This means that the institution accepts 64 out of every 100 applicants.

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Luther College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.6

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Luther College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 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

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Application Deadline

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