700 College DriveDecorah, IA 52101-1042 563-387-1287
http://www.luther.edu admissions@luther.edu
About Luther College
  • Year of Foundation 1861
  • Size of Campus 175 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Lutheran
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 2,545
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57%, 43%, 67%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $33,330
  • Room and Board $5,800
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 25
  • Enrollment No. 2,450
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 Lutheran Church (ELCA). 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.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Flamingo Ball, Homecoming, Soda Shoppe (Family Weekend), Christmas at Luther, Messiah, Ethnic Arts Festival, major concerts, lecture speakers
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 2
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Congregation Council, Roman Catholic Student Community, LCMS Fellowship, Habitat for Humanity, DIAKONOS (a pre-seminary interest group), Outreach Teams (approximately 10), Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Number of sororities 3
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa (Liberal Arts), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Psi Chi (Psychology), Lambda Alpha (Anthropology), Pi Kappa Lambda (Music), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Lambda Pi Eta (Communication), Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), S
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Percent students who are frat members 7%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 9%
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Association, Hispanic Latino Student Association, Black Student Union, International Student Association and Allies, PRIDE, Muslim Student Association and Allies, Student Diversity Action Coalition, Luther Fem
  • Distance to nearest train La Crosse, Wisconsin (60)
  • Distance to nearest bus La Crosse, Wisconsin (60)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport St. Paul, Minnesota (150), La Crosse, Wisconsin (60)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 25%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 2%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 84%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 23%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 7%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 7
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (90%), apartments for married students (1%), apartment for single students (2%), other housing options (7%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 68%
Campus Services
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Museums N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 882
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 10
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 24,978
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 5,000
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 50
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 11,454
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 150
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 8,322
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 100
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Luther College is the home of five distinct collections which provide students with access to original materials for instructional and research purposes. Together, the Luther College Archives, Ethnographic/Archaeological Collections, Fine Arts Collections
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 339,206
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,684
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 76%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Mayo Clinic, Target, American Express, Aurora Medical, EPIC Sytems, IBM Corp., Accenture, Hormel, Rockwell Collins, Wells Fargo, Thrivent Financial, Gundersen Lutheran, Fastenal Company
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 74%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village