How much does Luther College cost?

Luther College Cost of Attendance
In-state $41,020
Out-of-state $41,020
On-Campus Room and Board $8,970
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,920
Average Annual Cost $26,013
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $18,467
$30,000-$48,000 $19,040
$48,000-$75,000 $21,807
$75,000-$110,000 $25,700
Over $110,000 $29,322

Luther College Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 100% $26,126
Federal Grants 20% $6,559
Pell grants 19% $4,084
Other federal grants 20% $2,076
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 10% $5,935
Institutional grants or scholarships 100% $24,650
Student loan aid 67% $8,720
Federal student loans 67% $7,085
Other student loans 11% $13,488

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000

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Luther College Admissions

What is Luther College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 65%
Average GPA 3.7
SAT Submissions 11% of applicants
SAT Reading 503-640
SAT Math 520-665
SAT Writing 480-610
ACT Submissions 87% of applicants
Composite Score 23-28

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Luther College Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 2053
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25 100%
Gender Balance

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Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

4 Student Testimonials



Freshman · Business Administration, Management and Operations

Luther's student body includes numerous passionate people from different backgrounds, looking for opportunities to use their education. We critically think the world around me in my classes, and those messages stick with me as I go to my different extracurricular activities. Luther is special because students love to get involved with multiple different activities. I know a pre-med major on the football team that also participates in the top band. In short, Luther is a place to dive in.



Freshman · Communication and Media Studies

Luther College is a very well rounded campus. They have top notch professors who truly care about their students. The campus is beautiful and full of things to do and friendly people.



Freshman · Performing Art

I love how supportive and friendly everyone on campus is. As a music major I love how the department is very competitive and known world-wide (the symphony just got back from a month long residency in Austria) yet it is very much a team effort. We all work together to improve as an ensemble and as individual players. The upperclassmen are so supportive and always willing to help coach. While our chair and ensemble placement is very competitive, no one acts superior.



Freshman · Religion / Religious Studies

Luther is a great small school that feels like home to me. The campus is very friendly and accepting of all people. There are also so many ways to get involved in something you enjoy on campus, there is a club or activity for everyone!

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About Luther College


700 College Drive
Decorah, IA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Remote Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify