Luther College Overview
Located in Decorah, Iowa, Luther College is a private not-for-profit institution. Decorah is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Luther College Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Luther is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Luther.
- In 2017-2018, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Luther with a bachelor's degree make about $47,400 a year. That's 16% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Luther to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Luther College Rankings
Luther is ranked #417 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Luther.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Luther has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Luther College?
Contact details for Luther are given below.
|Address:||700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101-1045|
How Do I Get Into Luther?
You can apply to Luther online at: www.luther.edu/admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for Luther
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Luther?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.
Average Test Scores
About 11% of students accepted to Luther submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 503 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 665.
Can I Afford Luther College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Luther, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $8,788 a year. That adds up to $35,152 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Luther is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Luther College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 1,930 full-time undergraduates at Luther, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Luther College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||44|
|Hispanic or Latino||109|
Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Luther College. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 80 countries are represented at Luther. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.
Online Learning at Luther College
This is the #2,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Luther regardless of major.
Luther College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Administration & Management||60||60|
|Child Development & Psychology||44||44|
|Political Science & Government||27||27|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||23||23|
|Health & Physical Education||19||19|
|Communication & Media Studies||17||17|
|General English Literature||17||17|
|Health Sciences & Services||12||12|
|Natural Resources Conservation||12||12|
|Neurobiology & Neurosciences||10||10|
|Fine & Studio Arts||8||8|
|Drama & Theater Arts||7||7|
|Classical Languages & Literature||5||5|
|Allied Health Professions||5||5|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||1||1|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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