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Reviews 606 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My current dorm is very clean, new and modern so it is great to live in. I enjoy it and I have friends that live in the same dorm so the social atmosphere is good. I do not really remember the housing process that well so it must have been fairly easy from last year.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a great addition to campus. The inter-Greek Council seems to think that there is dangerous hazing that occurs to get into sororities and fraternities, but there is not at all, just all fun things that we have to do. They are very fun to be in an also rewarding because now I have a big network of friends and supporters, and we do various volunteer work through them.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at Luther College are great. The student body is involved in attending sports events, and there is much school spirit. The athletics facility is easily accessible from the dorms and they have very up-to-date equipment that I do not feel uncomfortable to use. I enjoy working out there.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school. It has been so academically rigorous and I actually retain information that I have learned. It is a very close knit community and it truly feels like my second home. My favorite experiences have been playing on the rugby team, joining a sorority and volunteering through that, and all the random activities that happen. I would definitely choose my school again if I could do it all over because it is an all around great school and wonderful fit for me. Four years of my life that I will cherish forever.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Pretty darn good, but the registration process was really annoying and stressful.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Besides the fact that security took like 50 million years to email/call/text us about the sexual assault back in October I feel like its pretty good. WORK ON SPEED, it doesn't help students if the incident happened at 21:15 and we don't find out until 1:48 the next morning. I along with many other students were very, very upset/mad.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is the best! I honestly can't imagine myself ANYWHERE else. I love it here!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It all seems pretty great.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love, love, love it! The RA's are literally the best, and the hall directors are AMAZING!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: A lot of them help out the community, but some are more about parties and it makes me upset. Also some of the initiation 'gags' were funny, but other things were definitely over the line - hazing.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The teams definitely are not division one, but they are pretty decent. I am involved in some intramurals and they are really fun.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love it! It's amazing and I couldn't imagine myself at any other school!

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't party, wouldn't know too much. Seems pretty alive and well though

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: A fun way for students to stay in shape, and fun, meet new people and represent the school.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Adequate, but room for improvement

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall good, frustrating at times, but I feel I am receiving a well rounded education

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I don't feel I have enough experience in this area to answer

4 College Senior

Academics: Everything is great. I have learned a lot, and grown closer to teachers. They have impacted me as a person and as a student. The workload can be a lot sometimes. There are a lot of great resources though to help, such as tutors, office hours, and more.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Decorah is a very safe place. People often leave doors unlocked as they are so comfortable in the community. Occasionally there are incidents, but this is rare, and if something does happen it is usually dealt with well and in an efficient way

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had a great experience with courses and profs. They are quality courses and profs, regardless of the field. The small class sizes make things easy to get closer to people and feel important.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Although it is pretty pricey, Luther has great dorms and campus housing.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Even though Luther is a D3 college the sports are very good. I played Varsity soccer for a few years and we are one of the best teams in the nation consistently. The frisbee teams are also well recognized. Football games are well attended and so are all other sports like volleyball, frisbee, rugby, soccer, basketball, baseball etc. The coaches are good and the facilities are nice.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I would definitely choose Luther again. I am surrounded by a community of great people. I love the campus and the classes challenge me. I learn a lot and have been fortunate to be able to meet great friends and grow as a person. There are some minor frustrations like the meal plans or sometimes the course load is a lot to handle, but these do not take away from the positive experience. If these things were not there, I would have given a 5/5 with zero complaints

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not always the best places to live; hard to get what you want when it comes to living.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is always looking out for students.


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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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