Luther College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Luther College was founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants and is located in Decorah, Iowa. It began as a preparatory school for Norwegian immigrants and their children, but soon began to offer college-level classes. In 1895, the school was officially incorporated as Luther College and became the first four-year Lutheran college west of the Mississippi River. Since its founding, Luther has grown to become one of the top liberal arts colleges in the Midwest, offering over 60 majors and pre-professional programs. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and holds strong ties to its Norwegian heritage. Luther’s campus is home to several historical buildings including Main Hall, built in 1867; Old Main, built in 1884; and Preus Library, built in 1930. The college also offers a variety of student activities such as clubs, intramural sports, theatre productions and musical performances. In addition to its academic excellence, Luther is known for its vibrant student life and commitment to service learning opportunities that help students develop a deeper understanding of their faith while also getting involved with their local community.┬áCheck Searchforpublicschools for a list of public schools in Pennsylvania.

Luther College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Luther College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Luther College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Luther College is a private liberal arts college located in Decorah, Iowa. Founded in 1861, Luther College prides itself on its rigorous academics and commitment to excellence. The college has an enrollment of 2,500 students and offers over 60 majors. The student body is highly diverse, with representation from all 50 states and over 30 countries.

The acceptance rate at Luther College is 72%, making it one of the more selective institutions in the region. Nearly 90% of admitted students score above a 27 on the ACT and the average GPA of incoming students is 3.7. Luther College also offers a number of generous merit-based scholarships to qualified applicants; nearly 70% of incoming students receive some form of financial aid assistance each year. Additionally, the college has a robust international student population, with nearly 10% of its student body coming from outside the United States. Students come from countries as varied as China, Germany, India, and Brazil to experience a top-notch liberal arts education at Luther College.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 72%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 72%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 3,818
Female applicants 2,156
Male applicants 1,662
Applicants accepted 2,736
Female applicants accepted 1,616
Male applicants accepted 1,120
Freshman enrollment 612
Female freshman enrollment 343
Male freshman enrollment 269
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 81%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 96%
Average high school GPA 3.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.4-3.9

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 10%
SAT Critical Reading average score 592
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 530-670
SAT Math average score 584
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 530-660
SAT Writing average score 573
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 510-650
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 93%
Average ACT Composite score 26
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 24-29
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 23-28
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 23-30