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Luther College

700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa
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Main Phone Number: 563-387-2000
Fax: +1-563-387-2159
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****Introducing Luther College**** Founded in 1861, Luther College is a four-year, university-level, residential institution of 2,500 students. One of the outstanding colleges in the United States, Luther offers more than 60 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. A Phi Beta Kappa chapter—the most prestigious academic honors society found on only 7 percent of American college and university campuses—attests the academic excellence of the college. Originally founded by Norwegian immigrants—and named for the 16th-century reformer, Martin Luther—the college is affiliated with the Lutheran Church and welcomes students of all beliefs and backgrounds to its 405-hectare campus. Luther College is located in Decorah, Iowa, a picturesque community of nearly 8,500 people situated in the American heartland. The town was recently recognized as one of the best 120 small towns in America. ****Academics at Luther**** At Luther, the liberal arts are the foundation on which students build their education. Following a tradition that dates back to the earliest universities, students broaden their knowledge of the world by studying the social and natural sciences, languages and literature, religion and philosophy, mathematics, and the fine arts. Luther students develop a breadth of knowledge through the college’s general requirements and a depth of knowledge through a chosen major. ****Life Outside the Classroom**** Life in the classroom is coupled with a very active life outside the classroom. Students can choose to participate in one or more of over 120 different student organizations including music ensembles, athletic teams, volunteer service groups, political and advocacy associations, academic honors societies, and cultural and social groups.
  • Tuition and Fees

    • Effective Term: Fall 2009
    • Tuition: 32,140
    • Room and Board: 5,380
    • Estimated Additional Expenses: 2,500
    • Average Financial Aid Awarded to International Students: 21,000
    • Fees: 640
  • Statistics

    • Total Undergraduates: 2,519
    • First Years: 703
  • Attributes

    • Setting: Rural
    • City Size: Small
    • Type of School: College
    • Public/Private: Private
    • Religious Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church
    • Calendar: Four-one-four plan
    • Services for International Students: On-campus Summer Housing, International Student Advisor, Special International Student Orientation Program
    • Programs Offered: Bachelor's Degree, Graduate or higher
  • Admissions Office

    • Dahl Centennial Union
    • 2nd Floor
    • Decorah, IA 52101
    • +1-563-387-1062
    • Admissions Contact Name: Jon Lund, Associate Dean and Director of International Admissions

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