#3 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

Luther College

Decorah, Iowa

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Student Population
Luther College overview
Location Decorah, Iowa
Online luther.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Luther College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Decorah, Iowa, Luther College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,495 prospective students applied, and 1,898 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 444 enrolled in the school.  1,717 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 27 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $46,130 plus fees of $630. Luther- Norse is ranked 316 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Luther- Norse is rated within the top 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1088/1318
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.65
Applications Accepted
Luther College overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Luther College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,040
Other Fees$630
Room and Board $10,360
Budget for Other Expenses$3,015
Total One Year Cost$61,175

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$50,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
69% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Luther College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 13%
Social Sciences 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Biology 10%
Foreign Languages 6%

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