Tuition & Fees

$34,184

$34,184

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
11%
500-599
78%
400-499
11%
700-800
0
600-699
29%
500-599
57%
400-499
0
300-399
14%
30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
47%
12-17
13%
30-36
3%
24-29
42%
18-23
41%
12-17
14%
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
54%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,102
Declined + 57
Total Received 1,159
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Private (nonprofit)

1,397

undergraduate students

70

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology/general
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Social Work
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Codes

SAT 6370
ACT 1328

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Fun Facts

  • Loras College is the oldest college in Iowa.
  • The term Duhawk,Loras College's mascot, was first coined in a Detroit Free Press article in 1962 referring to the football team.
  • The Loras College Duhawk Dance Marathon has been the #1 such fundraiser per capita in the nation since 2009.
  • Loras College constructed Iowa's first seismograph station on the campus in 1961 to record Earth movements during earthquakes.

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Location

School Facts

Loras College, founded in 1839, is Iowa's first college and the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi. Housed on 60 acres in residential Dubuque, Iowa, Loras offers a private, liberal arts education.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,467
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Dubuque, IA

60-acre campus in Dubuque (population: 58,276), 83 miles from Cedar Rapids. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Chicago (150 miles); train serves Cedar Rapids. School operates transportation to local colleges. Public transportation serves campus.

Loras College
1450 Alta Vista Street
Dubuque, IA 52004-0178

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
11%
500-599
78%
400-499
11%
700-800
0
600-699
29%
500-599
57%
400-499
0
300-399
14%
30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
47%
12-17
13%
30-36
3%
24-29
42%
18-23
41%
12-17
14%
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
54%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,102
Declined + 57
Total Received 1,159

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Kyle Klapatauskas
Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Retention
P: 800 245-6727
F: 563 588-7119
admissions@loras.edu

Financial Aid

89%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,733

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,524
Room $4,000
Board $4,275
Additional fees $1,660
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $43,559
Average Financial Aid - $27,733
Total with Avg. Aid $15,826

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,724,361
State $1,439,927
Institutional $18,125,151
Other external $123,272
Total $21,412,711

Non-need-based

Federal $7,174
State $7,466
Institutional $7,388,835
Other external $116,916
Total $7,520,391
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 563 588-7136
F: 563 588-7119
financial.planning@loras.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Julie Dunn
Director of Financial Planning
julie.dunn@loras.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Judo, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Judo, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Denise Udelhofen (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Duhawks
School colors
purple and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biological Research
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemistry
Chemistry ACS Certified
Clinical Psychology
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Economics
Elementary Education
Engineering
English Literature
Finance
General Psychology
History
Integrated STEM Education
International Studies
Kinesiology
Liberal Arts
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Studies
Music
Music Education
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Politics
Psychology
Public Relations
Religious Studies
School Counseling
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology/general
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Social Work

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,467

total students

42%

in-state

58%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

1,397
students

Female
48%
670

Male
52%
727

5%

70
students

Female
56%
39

Male
44%
31

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,335
students

Female
49%
641

Male
51%
694

5%

62
students

Female
47%
29

Male
53%
33

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Countries most often represented Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Colombia
Germany
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kyle Klapatauskas
Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Retention
800 245-6727
kyle.klapatauskas@loras.edu

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