Luther

Luther College

700 College Dr, Decorah, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    13
  • Previously Enrolled
    22

Overview of Luther College (Luther)

About this school

Luther is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded as a college for men in 1861, it adopted coeducation in 1936. Its 800-acre campus is located in Decorah, 15 miles south of the Minnesota border.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,053
    • Men:916 (44.6%)
    • Women:1,137 (55.4%)

Location

Admission Information (Luther)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Luther College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
700 College Drive
City, State, Zip
Decorah, IA  52101
Phone
(563) 387-1287
Fax
(563) 387-2159
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 4,288 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 2,378 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 1,910 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
528 (19%) of 2,791 admitted students enrolled
Women
297 (19%) of 1,600 admitted students enrolled
Men
231 (19%) of 1,191 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.71
375 And Above
49%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
594 average |520-665 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
17%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
575 average |503-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
31%
• Score 400 - 500
22%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
48%
• Score 18 - 23
29%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Luther)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $42,290 (81.71980676328502%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,460 (18.280193236714975%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Luther College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001874
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
485 (94.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
420 (86.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
420 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
163 (38.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$38,605
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 420 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,804
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 331 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,989
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 82 (19.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
96 (18.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,334

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,749 (87.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,565 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,565 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
593 (37.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$35,397
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,559 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,778
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,273 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,743
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 268 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
443 (22.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,053

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,685
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,055

Academics & Instruction (Luther)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


168

Part-Time Faculty


40

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


76%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
529,849

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
592
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Luther College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


71.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


79.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


80.1%

Programs & Majors (Luther)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (40)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • International/Global Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life (Luther)

Location & Geography

Population


8,089

Nearest Metropolitan Area


200 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 78.4 average high in September
Rain
120 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
150 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nearest Bus Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Rochester, Minn.
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in LaCrosse, Wisc.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


93% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


7%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Luther College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, alpha phi omega, college ministries, recreational sports, student activities council, diversity groups

Sororities


2% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,014

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,053
Women
1,137
Men
916

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 2.1% Black/African-American
  • 5.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 88.1% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


7.8% from 74 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources (Luther)

Study resources