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Luther College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Decorah, Iowa. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Decorah draws many to the area.

34 Undergraduate Degrees
$30,676 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
65% Acceptance Rate

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Luther has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#61 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#84 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual
#229 Best Colleges College Factual

Where Is Luther College?

Location of Luther College

Contact details for Luther are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101-1045
Phone: 563-387-2000

How Do I Get Into Luther?

You can apply to Luther online at:

Admission Requirements for Luther

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Luther?

65% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
11% Submit SAT Scores
Luther has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 11% of students accepted to Luther submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 503 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 665.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Luther College  ( 503 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Luther College  ( 520 to 665 )
Luther received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Luther College  ( 22 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Luther College  ( 22 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Luther College  ( 23 to 28 )

Can I Afford Luther College?

$30,676 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Luther is $30,676. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Luther, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $8,788 a year. That adds up to $35,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Luther is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Luther College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,930 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,951 undergraduate students at Luther, with 1,930 being full-time and 21 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Luther

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,930 full-time undergraduates at Luther, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Luther

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Luther College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Luther Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 40
Black or African American 44
Hispanic or Latino 109
White 1,502
International Students 175
Other Races/Ethnicities 60

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Luther College. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 80 countries are represented at Luther. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.

Online Learning at Luther College

0 Took All Classes Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

This is the #1,460 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Luther regardless of major.

Luther College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 34 34
TOTAL 34 34


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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