Luther College

640 reviews
  1. Decorah, IA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 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 16 responses
Report
  • Happiness
    31%
  • Busy
    19%
  • Involved
    19%
  • Hipsters
    13%
  • Kind
    13%
  • Down-to-earth
    6%
  • Musical
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.39 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Home
    58%
  • Academic
    33%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Beautiful (people, campus, professors, programs)
    0%

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%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

640 reviews
  • Excellent
    97
  • Very Good
    284
  • Average
    213
  • Poor
    36
  • Terrible
    10
I know I made the right choice. It's beautiful and everyone is easy to talk to and so welcoming.
  • College Freshman
  • 21 days ago
Luther College is very down to earth, very connected to the Decorah community, and very involved in improving the environment through reducing their carbon footprint, recycling, and preserving nature. My favorite experience so far at Luther was my junior year, when I took a course on insects. The professor offered many opportunities to connect to the natural world around us through field trips and up-close and personal insects from the area and from around the world. I learned many new things about identifying and classifying insects as well as their importance and impact on the economy and their role in nature. This was very cool to experience as I learned to appreciate insects instead of fear them.
  • College Senior
  • 1 month ago
Luther is a place that most students can call home. They feel safe there and like they are part of a great loving community. The professors really care about the students success and the students seem to care about their classmates. On top of this, the city of Decorah is absolutely beautiful. If you are ever bored in this town, you are missing out on a lot.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago