Luther College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Decorah, IA, Luther College is one of the best universities in the state of Iowa. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Luther College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Luther College.

700 College Drive Decorah, IA 52101-1045
Phone: (563) 387-1287
Email: [email protected]
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Rankings: Luther College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 89
Score: 53
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.0
Graduation and retention ranking: 89
Average freshman retention rate: 84.5%
6-year graduation rate: 72.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 69%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 3
Faculty resources ranking: 128
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 57.4%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 2.3%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 12:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 88.4%
Student selectivity ranking: 82
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 23-29
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 39%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 69%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 80.3%
Financial resources rank: 152
Alumni giving rank: 104
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 28.1%

Luther College History

Essential Facts: Luther College

  • Luther is an exclusively undergraduate institution, enrolling 2,337 students and employing 177 full-time faculty in 2015-16.
  • Luther College’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #100.
  • Luther College admissions is more selective with an acceptance rate of 63%. Half the applicants admitted to Luther College have an SAT score between 1050 and 1310 or an ACT score of 23 and 29.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 88%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 3%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 4%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 90%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 75%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook