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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.

Website: www.luther.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,053
Undergraduate
Students
(55.4%) 1,137 Women
(44.6%) 916 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 4,288 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.71
SAT Math
520-665 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
575 average
503-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,685
Tuition and Fees
$44,070
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Freshman Award
$41,151
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,809
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
168
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
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Campus Life

Decorah Population
8,089
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
82.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
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