Loras College

Dubuque, IA

Loras College

Dubuque, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$35,218

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
13%
500-599
47%
400-499
34%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
54%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
29%
18-23
51%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,123
Declined 368
Total Received 1,491
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Private

1,317

undergraduate students

83

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,400
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Dubuque Regional

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Dance Marathon
  • The Lorian
  • DuBuddies
  • Education Club
  • American Chemical Society

Top Events

  • Duhawk Day
  • Campus Fest
  • DuFest After Dark

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
13%
500-599
47%
400-499
34%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
54%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
29%
18-23
51%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.49

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,123
Declined 368
Total Received 1,491

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,590

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,500
Room & board $8,600
Additional fees $1,718
Books & supplies $1,100
Other fees $659
Total $45,577
Average Financial Aid - $4,590
Total with Avg. Aid $40,987
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Basketball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

1,400

total students

41%

in-state

59%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

1,317
students

Female
43%
572

Male
57%
745

6%

83
students

Female
65%
54

Male
35%
29

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,264
students

Female
45%
557

Male
55%
707

5%

53
students

Female
29%
15

Male
71%
38

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 76%
Student 4 year graduation rate 58%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
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

41

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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