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I would recommend Luther because teachers make meaningful connections with students. A lot of my teachers have spent countless hours helping me outside of their own schedules. I’m so grateful for all the hard work they put in to help me succeed.
Kiley Nolan '24
Allied health science major, Spanish minor
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The Luther biology major equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to get into medical school, from introduction to biology to advanced classes like human anatomy and dissection.
Matt Benson '22
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The small size of the college has allowed me to create meaningful connections with a lot of members of our campus community, and it truly feels like home. The friends I’ve made, the professors I’ve had, and Luther staff I’ve encountered have all contributed to making Luther a special place for me.
Nancy Le ’24
Visual Communication Major
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At Luther College, the relationships you make really matter. The professors and staff have gone out of their way to support me, both during and beyond college.
Kirsten Loynachan ’22
Accounting and music major
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Through my internships, I learned how flexible my major is. I can go into a medical field, learn the basics, and apply everything that I know about computer science there. The next day, I can go into a sales team and do the same. I can go in many directions.
Gabriel Palacios '22
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Madilyn Heinke
Luther teaches you more than how to do a job. The critical thinking skills you learn are essential to setting yourself apart in the workplace.
Madilyn Heinke ’19
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Environmental studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field, and that’s how it’s taught at Luther, from science to ethics to anthropology. Beyond that, Luther has made an incredible commitment to sustainability, to reach zero emissions by 2030. Luther walks the talk.
Charlie Sylvester '22
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Be yourself.
Find your path.

The journey you take here won’t look like anyone else’s. But you won’t do it alone.

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Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization in the United States. The society has fostered and recognized excellence in the liberal arts and sciences since 1776.

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“As we approached the Board of Regents for approval of the final plans, we took the opportunity to think bigger,” said President Jenifer K. Ward.

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There is extended time this year to complete paperwork for scholarships, which will substantially reduce the cost of going to college.

Find common purpose.
We believe in education for the common good. Our students challenge the status quo and serve their communities.
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Find common purpose.
We believe in education for the common good. Our students challenge the status quo and serve their communities.
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Global Citizens

Each year, hundreds of Luther students study off campus on their journey toward becoming global citizens. Here, we share snapshots of their experiences.

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At Luther, learning happens everywhere. Located in Decorah, we're home to analytical thinkers, active learners and adventurous do-ers.
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