Luther College

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Luther College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Decorah, IA, a predominately rural area. Around two thousand students are enrolled at Luther College.

Many of the students accepted into this school had an SAT score within the range of 1030 to 1265, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 22 to 28. We were able to estimate the Luther College average GPA (3.23 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 62 percent with 21 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Luther College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Luther College was reported as 62.3% in Fall 2020 with over 4,110 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Luther College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Luther College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Luther College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 67.6%
  • 2017-2018: 65.1%
  • 2018-2019: 62.6%
  • 2019-2020: 62.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 59.1%

How Does Luther College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Luther College is ten percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Upper Iowa University51.3%
Viterbo University76.6%
Wartburg College75.1%
University of Minnesota-Rochester60.1%
Clarke University93.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Luther College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 635
Math520 - 630
Total Score1030 - 1265
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math21 - 27
Composite Score22 - 28
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