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

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

56%

male

44%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,449
Declined 1,033
Total Received 2,482
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Private

1,399

undergraduate students

107

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 1,506
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

Social Networks

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: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,449
Declined 1,033
Total Received 2,482

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Admission test scores
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

96%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$22,630

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,500
Room $4,000
Board $4,600
Additional fees $1,718
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $44,918
Average Financial Aid - $22,630
Total with Avg. Aid $22,288

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,857,742
State $1,786,470
Institutional $19,845,434
Other external $146,465
Total $23,636,111

Non-need-based

Federal
State $2,535
Institutional $6,376,290
Other external $112,179
Total $6,491,004

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Wrestling yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
American Rivers Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Computational Science. yes
Computer Science. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
History, General. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Journalism. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Philosophy. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other. yes yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Admin/mgmt
  2. Psychology
  3. Elementary Education

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

1,506

total students

33%

in-state

67%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

1,399
students

Female
44%
614

Male
56%
785

7%

107
students

Female
65%
70

Male
35%
37

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

1,296
students

Female
44%
575

Male
56%
721

7%

103
students

Female
38%
39

Male
62%
64

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

12%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

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

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