Luther College

643 reviews
  1. Decorah, IA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Luther College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Website

Luther College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
943-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$25,645/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,797/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,186/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,705/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,051/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,451/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,339Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Involved
    24%
  • Happiness
    20%
  • Down-to-earth
    16%
  • Busy
    12%
  • Hipsters
    12%
  • Kind
    12%
  • Musical
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
66%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.50 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Home
    59%
  • Beautiful (people, campus, professors, programs)
    22%
  • Academic
    15%
  • Diverse
    4%

After Luther College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses

Reviews

643 reviews
  • Excellent
    98
  • Very Good
    286
  • Average
    213
  • Poor
    36
  • Terrible
    10
Everyone at Luther is so deeply engaged, passionate, kind, helpful and wonderful. Academics are very high-stakes and professors treat them as such, however, they are also incredibly helpful and personable when approached by students. Students are all incredibly kind, accepting and helpful as well, and everyone takes the honor code seriously, holding grades to the highest standard. The music at Luther is phenomenal, and is a treat even for students who are not personally involved in a music program. The town of Decorah is so quaint and nature-oriented, and everyone is "Midwest nice" and has his/her own passion, making it an all around wonderful college town. Overall, attending Luther College is a dream!
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
Luther College provides a wide range of activities to be a part of. This means students (especially first year) get many opportunities to connect with a lot of different people. I love that there are so many different events throughout just one week including concerts, plays, athletic games, clubs, and so many more. You could never be bored if you didn't want to! Also, I love the class sizes and classes in general. Professors here are very understanding and care about students. The professors even meet up and have coffee if you asked, and I know a lot of graduates who still communicate with their professors. As for classes, since Luther is a liberal arts school, students get the experience of taking a wide range of classes. This means students here get a well rounded education. Personally I've noticed how many of my classes connect with other classes. I find it very interesting and exciting! The beautiful campus is another bonus! Luther does a great job at giving work study out to students, and many of the students will do grounds and custodial. This means students get the opportunity to help keep the school clean, plus they get paid too! The town Luther is in is unlike most other places as well. Decorah's countless trails and springs make it fun to just go out on a hike, especially on this hot days. In addition, Decorah has the Upper Iowa river run through, and many students take advantage of this by tubing, kayaking, or just swimming. It's a great community as well!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
Courses provide a wide range of subjects, and professors are mostly all trained to teach the given classes. This makes classes more enjoyable and most beneficial. Since Luther is a liberal arts college, it means students are required to take a variety of classes for the general requirements. Although it can be tedious at times, this produces well rounded students that many employees look for. Class sizes are great! Obviously some of the introduction/general courses can be bigger, but once a student narrows their desired major classes only get smaller and smaller.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago