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Luther is grounded in academics. With a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, and a reknowned Off-Campus Studies program, Luther offers a world-class education.

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Campus is the center of life at Luther. 90% of our 2,400 students live on campus. You’ll find a home here.

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A Luther education can take you anywhere. 97% of 2014 graduates went on to employment, graduate or professional school, or to volunteer positions.

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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

  • When people we read about come to town

    It's not often that a superhero walks off a page to come to class and chat. Pedro dos Santos discusses how that will happen this week in one of his classes when Mary McAleese, former president of Ireland, comes to campus to lecture and to chat with students in one of his classes.

  • Twenty years of freedom

    Klammer sings the praises of "The Voice." And he's not talking about the TV show... rather about two legendary South African musicians, Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlesela.

  • Artistic Diversity: The fluency of musical languages

    John Cord, Luther assistant professor of music, explains the complexity behind his upcoming trumpet performance and how that lends itself directly to supporting teaching music in school.

  • I want to be an archaeologist

    Brad Miller, currently teaching a study-away trip in Malta, thinks he might want to be an archaeologist when he grows up. Read along to find out what Indiana Jones can teach us about problem solving and "learning in place."