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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

98% 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

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Overcoming challenges

    Read about Visual Media Fellow Nathan Riley, what he values most about the work he produced this past year, and what has made the biggest impact.

  • Martin Klammer Headshot

    “And a kelson of the creation is love!”

    Read about Martin Klammer's experience with tutoring children who had been badly burned in shack fires in South Africa, and how it causes him to reflect on a line from a Walt Whitman poem.

  • Char Kunkel, Luther College professor of sociology

    Education is activ(ist)

    In this article, Professor Char Kunkel explains how the best teachers help students see multiple ways of thinking and the consequences of various positions, decisions, and ideologies. From there, students are given a choice to decide who they want to be and the kind of world they want to live in.

  • Faith and Climate Change

    People of faith have a calling to find solutions for global climate change

    This article by Reverend Micheal L. Burk was originally published in the March 20, 2019 edition of the Des Moines Register. Learn about his hope that people and whole communities of faith will rise to the challenge of assertively caring for our common home. Reverend Burk is a member of the Luther College Board of Regents.

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