Tool December 2016

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Luther College (Decorah, IA)


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Luther College is ranked 83 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 202 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 9%
Applicants who took ACT 91%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+12%
600-69926%
600+39%

SAT Math Score

700+18%
600-69918%
600+35%

ACT Score

30-3618%
24-2952%
24+70%

Students applied3,896
Students admitted2,606
Admission rate67%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate69%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$39,760
Fees$280
Room and board$8,500
Estimated book expense$1,040
Total cost$49,580

Cost after need-based aid$25,780
Cost after non-need-based aid$31,243

Average debt at graduation$35,814

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$41,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met87%
Average need-based aid$23,800
Average non-need-based aid$18,337

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,337

Full-Time

Men1,028
Women1,275

Part-Time

Men21
Women13

Freshmen retained85%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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