Luther College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Iowa


Founded in 1861, Luther College is a small liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The school's 200-acre main campus is located in the small town of Decorah, Iowa, in the northeast corner of the state. The college emphasizes service, and over 80% of students study abroad. Luther college has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and its strong liberal arts and science programs earned it a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, the Luther Norse compete in the NCAA Division III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, English, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology, Spanish

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2423
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 2423
Faculty: 182

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Percent Male: 43%
Percent Female: 57%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

700 College Drive
Decorah Iowa 52101


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Main Phone: 563-387-2000

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 29
English 23 30
Math 23 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 440 625
Math 510 640
Writing 460 620

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 72%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -72%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1040

Other Expenses: 3015

Room and Board: 6070

Tuition and Fees: 34885

Total Cost: 45010

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6415

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 71%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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