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Loras plans to re-open all campus operations to include classroom delivery, co-curricular programming, residential living, and campus dining this coming Fall 2020. We are committed to the safety & well-being of all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. We are working closely with local, state and national health officials to monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn More

  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Loras is an above-average private, Catholic college located in Dubuque, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,345 undergraduate students. The Loras acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 68% of students, Loras alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,300.
1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52001
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Rivers Conference

Loras College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

LOR Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1180
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,316/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,014/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,345Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
67
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
49%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    59%
  • Successful
    35%
  • Partier
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
84%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.25 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Liberal Arts
    71%
  • It is such a great community and experience.
    14%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • It makes me feel at home and welcome
    5%
  • money hungry
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Loras College Reviews

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I love Loras College! The education and environment is absolutely incredible. The professors are deeply invested in their students and the environment is filled with Duhawk pride! Although the food and housing could be updated/altered, everything else makes up for it. I am more than happy with my choice to attend Loras!
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One of my professors didn't really have much contact with us when we went online, but I ended with an A so that's fine with me! It gave me time to focus on my more difficult classes.
Loras is a very exhilarating place that allows a student to experience and explore many of the opportunities provided by the school. The school allows you to have close relationships with you're professors and the peers around you while a lot of academic assistance is included with these attributes. As a Loras student myself, i recommend everyone to take in consideration into coming to this very opportunistic private school.