hi, welcome to luther!

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

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

  • Kristen Underwood, Director of campus Programming

    the bigger story

    in this post, campus programming director kristen underwood shares how her experience with theater has proven helpful in creating meaningful virtual events.

  • A lit diya outside of a house on Diwali in Mussourie, India (2016). A photograph by Vanalika Nagarwalla.

    the meaning of diwali in a pandemic

    in this post, luther student vanalika nagarwalla shares an epic in hindu mythology behind the festival of lights known as diwali, and how it relates to her understanding of the pandemic.

  • Professor Andy Hageman

    film is truth

    in this post, professor hageman visits three brief instances of film as truth, what we can learn from them, and how they can help get us through difficult times such as those we're currently experiencing.

  • Jenna Gengler '22, station manager.

    kwlc continues to cater to student interests and learning during the pandemic

    things may be very different at the campus radio station this year, but student manager jenna gengler shares how meeting challenges, learning from real-world experience, and community building are still at the heart of kwlc.