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

A Residential Campus Community

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

A Great College Town

Decorah bustles with culture, adventure, cool and kind people, and a deep sense of community. It’s what you want in your college town!

99% of students receive financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Ideas & Creations Blog

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    Juneteenth 2022: Voices from Luther

    Read about the experiences and perspectives of various Luther community members on the Juneteenth holiday. 

  • Staying in touch with friends is important for college students when they're living at home during the summer.

    Transitioning Home for Summer

    College students experience lots of growth throughout the academic year that makes them more independent. In this post, Counseling Services Director Meg Hammes shares some thoughts on what parents and students should discuss before or immediately after returning home for the summer.

  • Luther College solar panels.

    How Will We Get to Carbon Neutrality by 2030?

    In this post, Professor Jon Jensen shares the best strategies and some reflections on how Luther can achieve this goal.

  • Luther College wind turbine.

    What Is Luther Doing to Address Climate Change?

    In this two-part series, Director of Sustainable Communities Jon Jensen shares how measurement, energy efficiency, and renewable energy all play a critical role in helping Luther reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.