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We're a private liberal arts college in beautiful Decorah, Iowa.

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Campus is the center of life at Luther. First-year residence halls are designed to help you meet new people and make lifelong friends. You’ll find a home here.

Student Life at Luther

Being Community

Learn about Luther’s approach to learning and commitment to community during the global pandemic.

Path to Normal

99% of students receive financial aid

We strive to make your education affordable through scholarships, work-study opportunities, loans and grants.

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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Storytelling with Images at Luther During the Pandemic

    In this post, Visual Media Manager Nick Bjerke shares what it was like for his department to capture the essence of events at the college when everything was affected by the pandemic and how Luther still came together as a community.

  • Taking a Proactive Approach to Promote a Safer Campus Culture

    In this post, coordinator Kasey Nikkel shares how Luther has partnered with Alteristic, a non-profit organization that trains campus community members to create a culture that is intolerant of violence.

  • Kim Chham '21 (second from right) along with her fellow sustainability educators (Abbie Jo Madson '20, Sean McKenzie '20, Samantha Clements '19) facilitating Coffee & Conversation Event. (Photo taken Fall 2018)

    My Experience with the Center for Sustainable Communities

    In this post, student Kim Chham reflects on her role as a sustainability educator, how it provided meaningful work by connecting her with others in a common mission, and why it gives her hope for the future.

  • Pastor Michael Foss gives communion to a student on Ash Wednesday.

    A Brief Sojourn at Luther College

    Pastor Michael Foss shares how Luther is a community where faith and learning often intersect and how it invites us to consider the whole of life, and share it with others.