Chances of getting into Luther College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.6%
Admission Difficulty for Luther College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Luther- Norse and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,767 out of 4,422 applicants were admitted making Luther- Norse a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Luther College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Luther- Norse SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
20%
SAT Scores for Luther College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Luther College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1180

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Luther College?

Luther College typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Luther College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >74%
1180 to 1310 Avg + 63%-74%
1050 to 1180 Avg - 50%-63%
920 to 1050 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 920 Low <37%
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Luther- Norse ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
83%
ACT Scores for Luther College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Luther College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Luther- Norse?

Admission data indicates that Luther- Norse regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 83 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Luther College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Luther College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >74%
26 to 29 Avg + 63%-74%
23 to 26 Avg - 50%-63%
20 to 23 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 20 Low <37%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.66
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Luther College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Luther College was 3.66 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Luther- Norse accepts 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Luther College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 51% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

56% of Luther College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Luther College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 32%
Top 25% of class 56%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Luther College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,500 1,922 4,422
Accepted 1,617 1,150 2,767
Acceptance Rate 65% 60% 63%
Enrolled 334 220 554
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 19% 20%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Luther College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Luther College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Luther College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153834 IPEDS survey data for Luther College.

Frequently Asked Questions

20% of students submit their SAT scores to Luther- Norse. 83% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

63% of those who apply are granted admission to Luther- Norse. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1310. 20% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 83% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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