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; and values, attitudes, beliefs, and self-concept. View more information about the CIRP Freshman Survey.

2012 CIRP Freshman Survey—Luther First-Year Students
Reasons noted as "very important" in influencing student's decision to attend this particular college Total %
This college has a very good academic reputation 75.6
I was offered financial assistance 73.9
I wanted to go to a school about the size of this college 62.2
A visit to campus 60.2
This college's graduates get good jobs 57.8

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