Luther College

700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101-1045
Tel: (563)387-2000
Private, non-profit | 2,519 students
Luther College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

School Overview:

Luther College
CountyWinneshiek County, IA
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
204 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,519 students1,633 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Total Dormitory Capacity2,121571
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%96%
Percent Admitted70%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)450-605450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)500-620460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)450-595440-570
ACT English (25-75%)23-3019-25
ACT Math (25-75%)23-2818-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2820-25

School Notes:

  • Located in the small northeast Iowa town of Decorah, Luther College is an undergraduate liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students. The college is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther offers more than 60 majors and preprofessional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree. Its mission statement emphasizes faith, leadership, and community service. Luther College provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons in its educational programs and activities.
  • Central to Luther's facilities is its beautiful 800-acre campus. Chief among the academic facilities is Preus Library, a superior small-college library containing more than 330,000 volumes. Modern, well-equipped laboratories in Valders Hall of Science are supplemented by several other science-teaching facilities on campus: a greenhouse, a live-animal center, a human anatomy lab, a natural history museum, and a psychology sleep laboratory. Luther College maintains radio station KWLC-AM, and the college's affiliate station, KLSE-FM, is part of the Minnesota Public Radio network.
  • The Franklin W. Olin Building, completed in 1995, is a state-of-the-art academic facility which houses the departments of economics and business, mathematics, and computer science. The Center for Faith and Life (CFL) houses a 1,600-seat auditorium for the performing arts. Available for recreational use and for the physical education program are 12 outdoor tennis courts; an eight-lane, polyurethane, 400-meter track; a downhill ski area; numerous cross-country ski trails; and 15 acres of intramural fields.
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Luther College
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