Why Students Choose Luther

Incoming first-year students are surveyed each year (using the CIRP Freshman Survey) to learn why they chose to attend Luther.

The most recent survey identifies the reasons most frequently cited by first-year students for selecting Luther. The percentages reflect the proportion of students who identified the specific influence as "very important."

The survey covers a wide range of student characteristics: parental income and education, ethnicity, and other demographic items, financial aid, secondary school achievement and activities, educational and career plans, values, attitudes, beliefs, and self-concept. View more information about the CIRP Freshman Survey.

2018 CIRP Freshman Survey—Luther First-Year Students
Reasons noted as "very important" in influencing student's decision to attend this particular college Total %
I was offered financial assistance 78.9
This college has a very good academic reputation 66.3
I wanted to go to a school about the size of this college 60.3
A visit to campus 65.0
This college's graduates get good jobs 60.0

For more details about Luther's first-year student survey, please contact the office of Assessment and Institutional Research at Luther College.