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Reviews 531 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Luther College is a great school and know this is where I belong!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience at Luther College has been more amazing than I could've imagined. I am a transfer but from the first day on campus I've felt like I was at home. The Decorah area is a perfect college location. My sports experience also has been a big factor on why I am so happy here. Luther College is overall the perfect place to make memories and life-long friendships.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Luther College has the best professors on the planet. They are all very knowledgeable, available, and flexible in their classes. I feel comfortable talking with any of the professors, even ones I have never had for a course, if I need advice or help with something. Something unique about Luther is that the community of the school is very close-knit and focused on making the world a better place. Luther has taken a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint and there is an emphasis on campus to not be wasteful, to recycle anything and everything possible, and to appreciate the natural world. I would recommend Luther College to any prospective student who is looking for a school that provides a friendly, safe atmosphere.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are a good size for students and feel pretty homey. The residence halls are all decently close to classes across campus making each walk to class a short time span. Living in the residence halls makes it a lot easier to get to know other students on campus and learn about campus activities.

5 College Senior

Campus Food: Wonderful variety on campus. I don't have a problem finding something I want to eat!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is varied between the dorms, and all places are pretty welcoming!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I didn't say great because some of the hazing that occurs is pretty bad in my opinion

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off campus very often because I don't have any money in general

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I think some of their policies should be revised. For example the hazing policy is very vague. In addition the school's policy about drug use creates an environment where students do not want to help others for fear of being guilty by association

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I've only been to 2 parties the entire time that I have been going to this school and they were just awkward for me. In addition I am not really the partying type which contributes to my lack of knowledge on the subject

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's great in the sense that most peopl get some kind of discount on their tuition which is really awesome.My best tip about receiving financial aid is to fill out any forms as early as possible and get them all turned in as soon as possible to avoid any hiccups with registration or financial aid.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food on campus could be better but at the same time it could be worse. I think it would be nice if there were more options that are healthier or at least not all dowsed in oil.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think to some extent a lot of people don't like the older dorms as much as the newer and'or newly renovated dorms but for the most part they fulfill their purpose.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Luther doesn't exactly support off-campus housing!

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: THere's usually somewhere new to try and I really enjoy the dining life Decorah supports

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5 College Freshman

Administration: My school is incredibly chill, especially because my RA's don't really care! my dog got to come to my dorm to visit!

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I mean it did what it needed to do. I know I'm at an expensive school so I know things won't be easy and my wallet will be tight for a while.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: it's a small, private, residential college so there really aren't many ragers, but I found that there are a lot of good options for getting out still!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Sometimes the noodles are too greasy and sometimes the options aren't the healthiest, but overall I am well fed!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residence halls are all super nice and brand new. They're all updated and spacious.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Luther has a lot of spirit but that doesn't mean it dominates campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I really like going to the co-op or Java Johns on the weekends.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I have never had any problems with the authorities.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Nothing special. Its all about standard now that sodexo took over.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It really depends because the first year dorms are pretty nice but upper class housing is a little drab.


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The Luther bubble does a wonderful job of creating an experience that is not duplicated anywhere else, and many students hold that near to their hearts. The campus's small size allows for plenty of bonding and gives students support and a sense of community and common purpose. The College’s “liberal” bent has less to do with politics and more to do with personal choice. The College allows students to be creative and experiment on their own terms without punishing them for being different sexually, personally, or in terms of viewpoint. In the same way, professors at Luther are not about pushing their own ideas onto other students; they would rather present multiple viewpoints to you and let you make your own decision based on what you’ve learned. The community is also present outside of academics, and everyone is in the same boat at Luther. Despite the existence of a small Greek system, there is no real hierarchy at Luther over who rules the roost. If you’re looking for an Animal House-type experience or plan on living and dying based on the basketball team, you’ll be out of luck at Luther.

Many students love Luther for the simple fact that the bubble allows students to experience all kinds of fun. Academics aside, many students come here for the opportunity to perform in music, play sports, make a difference in student government, or contribute to the campus’s vibrant performing arts society. The workload at Luther and variety of majors allow students to get a great education and forget about it on the weekends, but that doesn’t mean every night has to be a party. Most professors place an emphasis on writing competence at Luther, which means you can expect more term papers than worksheets, especially if you’re in a writing-intensive major. Luther teaches students that although many of the best things can be found on campus, you should still venture into the unknown just to be sure. College is not about ivory towers, old brick buildings, and a false sense of importance; it’s about finding and creating yourself. For many students, there’s no better place to complete that project than Luther.

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