Luther College Rankings

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In the World#2585 of 14178
In North America#803 of 2629
In the United States#737 of 2528
In Iowa#6 of 39
In Decorah#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Acceptance rate
62%
Average SAT
1148
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$23,805 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,951
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
luther.edu

Luther College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate62%58%66%
Applicants4,1081,7772,331
Admissions2,5581,0291,529
Freshmen enrolled full time527247280

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
99 or 19%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1030
or below

75% of them
had 1265
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Luther College are 1030-1265 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
440 or 83%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Luther College are 22-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1516 (78%)
Nonresident Alien178 (9%)
Hispanic110 (6%)
Black or African American44 (2%)
Two or more races43 (2%)
Asian40 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander8 (0.4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown7 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native5 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$23,805/year
Average aid awarded
$31,966
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$16,636
$30-48K$17,630
$48-75K$19,852
$75-110K$24,393
$110K+$27,721

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$43,500
Tuition in-state$43,500
Tuition out-of-state$43,500
Fee in-district$570
Fee in-state$570
Fee out-of-state$570

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,100
Combined charge for room and board$9,760
Room charge$4,560
Meal charge$5,200

Luther College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Business Administration and Management, General50
Biology & Biological Sciences, General43
Music, General41
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other41
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse34
Elementary Education and Teaching23
Political Science and Government, General20
Speech Communication and Rhetoric16
Computer Science16
Social Work16
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General16
English Language and Literature, General14
Accounting13
History, General11
Information Science & Studies10
International & Global Studies10
Environmental Studies10
Health and Wellness, General10
Neuroscience9
Art & Art Studies, General8
Chemistry, General8
Mathematics, General8
Physics, General7
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General6
Religion & Religious Studies5
Sociology5
Economics, General5
Mathematics and Statistics5
Spanish Language and Literature4
Anthropology3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
Athletic Training & Trainer2
Dance, General2
French Language and Literature2
German Language and Literature2
Philosophy2
African-American & Black Studies1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Grand Total489
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate75%70%79%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,007
Citations
23,679

Publication count by topic

Physics
326
Psychology
145
Biology
69
Sociology
63
Computer science
53
Political science
53
Medicine
50
History
41
Philosophy
33
Geography
25
Art
25
Chemistry
24
Mathematics
23
Geology
17
Materials science
11
Economics
9
Environmental science
8
Business
7
Engineering
6

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Physics10437,736
Political science1162681
History125970
Sociology13321,034
Geology1518776
Art158722
Psychology16333,875
Philosophy172220
Geography2352252
Biology26542,476
Medicine28541,194
Environmental science3541122
Chemistry3775571
Mathematics3810170
Economics394530
Computer science4129210
Business421834
Materials science455176
Engineering485021

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990718
1991425
1992633
19931237
1994949
1995965
1996772
1997862
19981374
1999784
200014103
20011395
200210108
200312189
200410150
200538236
200652344
200740539
200853547
200939673
201036720
201129828
201248947
2013641131
2014871414
2015761775
2016631786
2017441738
2018511618
2019371941
2020482112

General info

Alternative namesLuther Norse
Founded1861
WikipediaLuther College (Iowa)
MottoSoli Deo Gloria
To God alone be the Glory
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarFour-One-Four
Total FTE staff439
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa, 52101-1045
United States
City population8,000
Phone5633872000
Fax+1 (563) 387 2159

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