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 1393 to 1828, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 23 to 29. We were able to estimate the Luther College average GPA (3.06 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 72 percent with 25 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Luther College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Luther College was reported as 72.1% in Fall 2013 with over 3,490 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

  • SAT Scores: 1393 - 1828
  • ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Luther College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 69.8%
  • 2010-2011: 71.7%
  • 2011-2012: 72.1%
  • 2012-2013: 70.2%
  • 2013-2014: 72.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 71.4%

How Does Luther College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Luther College is thirty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Viterbo University70.6%
Wartburg College77.7%
University of Minnesota-Rochester54.2%
Clarke University77.5%
University of Dubuque77.4%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Luther College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading433 - 610
Math500 - 638
Writing460 - 580
Total Score1393 - 1828
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math23 - 27
Composite Score23 - 29
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