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Luther College Stats, Info and Facts

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2,481 Students

65% Admitted

  • 2,053 full time
  • 59 part time
  • 1,033 men full time
  • 1,389 women full time
  • 3,683 applied
  • 2,657 admitted
  • 627 enrolled

2,053 Undergraduates

$39,760 Tuition/Year

  • 69 Non-Degree
  • $39,760 in state
  • $280 fees
  • $9,460 room & board
  • $1,040 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Town, remote from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
School Mascot: The Norse
School Colors: Blue and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jessica
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  • Luther is an outstanding private liberal arts college. The faculty and students are friendly, and the campus is absolutely beautiful. From taking interesting classes to exploring the quaint town of…

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  • Jessica from Prior Lake, MN
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  • It has a great atmosphere, where I feel welcomed and at home. There are so many great activities and programs to be a part of such as, music ensembles, student-lead…

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  • Norse Student
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  • Luther has a relaxing atmosphere with high expectations. In normal settings, these two concepts would clash, but at Luther College they compliment each other. This allows the campus to give…

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  • Alexandra from Cedar Falls, IA
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  • Luther College provides a safe, clean, and healthy environment for all students. All the staff makes everyone who enters the campus feel welcome and that they belong here. Luther College…

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Mission Statement

Located in the small northeast Iowa town of Decorah, Luther College is an undergraduate liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students. The college is affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA).

Founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther offers more than 60 majors and preprofessional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree. Its mission statement emphasizes faith, leadership, and community service. Luther College provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons in its educational programs and activities.

Luther College
  • Located in Decorah, IA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,481 students enrolled
  • 65% admitted
  • $39,760 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Ashley from Cedar Falls, IA
  • I am a current student here

    The atmosphere is excellent. Very few students leave campus on the weekends, there is always plenty to do on campus. Concerts, plays, sports, it's all great fun!

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  • 5
  • William from White Bear Township, MN
  • I am a current student here

    I'm a political science major, but I am just as much a musician as I am a politics student. I sing in the Luther Nordic Choir, one of the best a capella choirs in the NATION. The Student Activities Council and Performing Arts Committee bring amazing cultural and academic programs, lectures, and concerts every semester.

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  • 4
  • Nicole from Saint Paul, MN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I suppose I will enjoy being here, it's one of the most widely known music ed programs, and it has a famous Orchestra that travels to Vienna every 4 years. It's a good music program, that you don't have to audition into but you do have to make progress to keep going in the program.

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  • 5
  • Esmeralda from Crystal, MN
  • I am a current student here

    At first, it was hard to go into a school and start from scratch, however within a few days you begin to develop great friendships. Everyone is friendly and willing to give a hand. It's small enough meet up with friends while walking to class, but big enough to meet new people every day. There are always activities happening on campus and overall a very homely feeling, filled with friendly people!

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