Luther named “Hidden Gem” of Iowa

Luther College has been named the number one “Hidden Gem” of Iowa for 2024 by College Raptor, a college planning platform that helps families make smart and informed decisions about college.

Each year, College Raptor recognizes top-notch colleges and universities that students may not know about but deserve consideration, hence the list of “hidden gems.” Luther College was also named the number one “Hidden Gem” for Iowa in the Plains Region category. Luther has been named the number one “Hidden Gem” of Iowa since 2019 in addition to being named the number one Iowa “Hidden Gem” of the Plains Region since 2020, when College Raptor established the category.

“We are proud that College Raptor has again confirmed our status as a gem of Iowa and the Plains Region! It’s an exciting time for Luther, where we have launched a new core curriculum that fosters skills-based learning as well as engagement with the local and global communities for each student,” said Karen Hunt, vice president for enrollment management at Luther. “We hope this well-deserved attention will draw more visitors to discover our vibrant town and campus.”

The Hidden Gem Colleges are the highest-rated schools in College Raptor’s 2024 Best Colleges rankings that have less than 7,000 undergraduate students, have a 10% or higher acceptance rate, offer five or more unique majors and receive fewer than 5,000 applications per year.

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