How do I get to Where I'm going?

By: Courtney Tusler

Luther College

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Location of College

  • Luther College is located in Decorah, Iowa.
  • It is about one hour and 15 minutes from Osage, Iowa.

Place of study

  • Degree that will be purse would be a Degree in Biology and a Degree in Chemistry.
  • The program that I would be interested in would be the Pre-medicine.

Size

  • Undergraduate Student Population is 2,500.
  • Average class size is a ratio of student to teacher is 12:1.
  • Number of acres are 200 acres.
  • There are 32 buildings on the campus.

Admission

  • ACT score is above average.

High School Grade

  • There is no grade point average needed.
  • The average grade point average for students who attend is 3.66.

School requirement

  • They recommended two years of foreign language but it isn't required.
  • I found that before you graduate you need to take one semester of foreign language. This could vary in different programs.
  • Three years of math are required.
  • There is no specific math classes you need to take.
  • Two years of Science are required.
  • You need to take a year of chemistry in order to be accepted.
  • You will need three years of social science.
  • There is no required social science classes.
  • Four years of English are required.
  • They recommended speech, journalism, or communication.

College Visit Options

  • They offer many visit opportunities.
  • I have not gone on a visit to Luther College yet.
  • I do plan on taking a visit to Luther College though.

Cost

  • Tuition for Luther College is $38,170.
  • Housing is $7,350.
  • Books will be about $1,040.
  • Other fees may vary depending on what you do but about average is $460.

Payment for College

  • A scholarship I will apply for would be a golf scholarship.
  • The deadline for financial aid is March 1st.
  • The FAFSA is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • It helps many people by getting them grants and educational loans to help them pay for their college by looking off their income.

Reasons I like this school

  • One reason why I like Luther College is that it is small college.
  • I also like it because the class sizes is small so that means you could get more one on one time with the professors.
  • A third reason I like it is they have the program I think I might want to get into.

Upper Iowa University

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Location of the College

  • Upper Iowa University is located in Fayette, Iowa.
  • It is about one hour and 28 minutes from Osage, Iowa.

Place of Study

  • I would pursue a degree in biology and chemistry.
  • They do not have the program I would like to continue into.

SIze

  • The size of the undergraduate student is about 6,182.
  • Average class size is a ratio of student to teacher is 17:1.
  • There is about 100 acres on this campus.
  • There is about 33 building and counting.

Admission

  • The average ACT score is a 22.
  • Other than that you don't really need anything.
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High School Grade

  • Nothing specific was recommended.
  • But want to be a high achiever.

School Requirement

  • Nothing specific was recommended.
  • Try and take higher level classes.

College Visit Options

  • They offer many visit opportunities.
  • I have not gone on a visit to Upper Iowa University yet.
  • I may plan for a future visit.

Cost

  • Tuition and fees is about $26,834.
  • On-campus Room and Board is about $7,824.
  • Books and other supplies would be about $1,400.

Payment for College

  • They offered an academic scholarship which is what I would try and get.
  • The deadline for the FAFSA is March 1st.
  • The FAFSA is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • It helps many people by getting them grants and educational loans to help them pay for their college by looking off their income.

Reasons I like this school

  • Reasons I like this school is it is a little bigger but not too big.
  • Everything seems to be relatively close to each other.
  • The class size is small as well so I would have more one on one time to learn.
  • The campus looks beautiful from what I saw.