Tuition & Fees

$35,218

$35,218

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
55%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
54%
400-499
18%
300-399
3%
30-36
9%
24-29
25%
18-23
48%
12-17
18%
30-36
8%
24-29
34%
18-23
37%
12-17
21%
30-36
8%
24-29
29%
18-23
53%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,216
Declined + 96
Total Received 1,312
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Private (nonprofit)

1,393

undergraduate students

77

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Admin/mgmt
  2. Psychology
  3. Elementary Education
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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 1,470
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
97%
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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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
55%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
54%
400-499
18%
300-399
3%
30-36
9%
24-29
25%
18-23
48%
12-17
18%
30-36
8%
24-29
34%
18-23
37%
12-17
21%
30-36
8%
24-29
29%
18-23
53%
12-17
10%

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

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,216
Declined + 96
Total Received 1,312

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

85%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,972

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,500
Room $4,000
Board $4,425
Additional fees $1,718
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $44,743
Average Financial Aid - $27,972
Total with Avg. Aid $16,771

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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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
American Rivers 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. 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

1,470

total students

42%

in-state

58%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

1,393
students

Female
45%
633

Male
55%
760

5%

77
students

Female
58%
45

Male
42%
32

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,345
students

Female
46%
612

Male
54%
733

4%

48
students

Female
44%
21

Male
56%
27

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
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

48%

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
China
Colombia
France
India
Japan
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sylma Wingard
Senior Admissions Representative
800 245-6727
sylma.wingard@loras.edu

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