B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52004
Website

Loras College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Scores Range
813-1183
ACT Scores Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Loras College

Cost

Net Price
$20,018/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,810/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,174/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,654/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,608/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,378/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,446Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Successful
    43%
  • Partier
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
82%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.22 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Liberal Arts
    78%
  • It is such a great community and experience.
    17%
  • It makes me feel at home and welcome
    6%

After Loras College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
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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What do you think of when you hear purple and gold? That's right DUHAWKS! Our student body bleeds purple and gold. No one holds more school spirit than the students of Loras College. Although Loras may not be a division one athletic school, you can always catch our students supporting one another. Our schools motto is "Duhawks support Duhawks". This year, our men's soccer team was in the NCAA championship. Despite Kansas City may be six hours away, that did not stop our fans from attending the game. Loras' student unity truly sticks out, which makes it such a desirable institution.
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Overall, the experience has been extraordinary. Everyday, I go to bed knowing that I made the right decision. Loras provides me with so much happiness. One thing that really sticks out about Loras is the environment. I attended several different visits. As I walked through the campus' at other schools I never felt welcome. The second I stepped onto Loras, I knew it was the school that I belonged at. I was welcomed immediately by some of the most friendly human beings I have ever met. If I was given the opportunity to choose another school, I wouldn't. There is no other school out there that offers quite the opportunities like Loras. Loras owns a place in my heart. I absolutely love being a Duhawk!
Loras College offers students a chance to obtain a liberal arts education in classrooms full of diversity. The classes can be challenging but do not make you feel too overwhelmed. With many students coming to Loras from around the country, you are able to interact with many different cultures and backgrounds. With the smaller class sizes, you are able to create better relationships with your professors which helps quite a bit if you are struggling in a class. They always have their doors open and having a chance for a one-on-one interaction helps you fully understand the information being taught.