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Reviews 827 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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

1 person found this useful Report
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!

1 person found this useful Report
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.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not had any experience with off campus housing.

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.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Everyone just gets along so well.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Everyone treats everyone the same

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are great to talk to and they do their best to help you understand everything.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: It's a great part of the community.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's not a whole lot of variety, but in general it's pretty good.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Just enough to keep us safe. but still pretty chill.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: wish i got more, but so does everyone

4 College Freshman

Local Area: love the outdoors. has a lot to offer

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Just a jolly ole time

5 College Senior

Local Area: Decorah is such a great town. It has great shops and the people are so nice!

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1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: You have to get pre-approved to live off campus and you only can if you are a senior.

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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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