Luther College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Decorah, Iowa
Luther College was established as a Lutheran seminary in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, the school is today an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, enrolling about 2,500 students.
Luther is an exclusively undergraduate institution, enrolling 2,466 students and employing 182 faculty in 2012-13. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a member institution of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and the Annapolis Group.
Among liberal arts colleges, Luther was ranked 89th for 2015 by U.S. News and World Report, 52nd in 2008 by the Washington Monthly, and 87th in 2008 by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity. Luther was listed among the 170 “Best in the Midwest” colleges by the Princeton Review and named a top 13 liberal arts college by the Teagle Foundation.
636 students were admitted out of 2,054 applicants for the class of 2012. Thirty-nine percent of freshmen were in the top 10 percent of their high school class, the average high school grade point average was 3.6, and the interquartile range for SAT scores was 1530-1910. Tuition and fees are shown as $40,600 for 2011-2012, with 98 percent of students receiving need- and/or merit-based financial aid.