Loras College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Iowa


Loras College is a private, Catholic liberal arts college located in Dubuque, Iowa. Clarke University and the University of Dubuque are both less than a mile away. The college places high value on technology, and all full-time students receive an IBM laptop computer. Undergraduates can choose from over 40 areas of study with fields in business and education being most popular. The college emphasizes active learning and encourages study abroad, internships and service learning. Academics are supported by a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. For a small school, Loras has an impressive number of clubs, organizations and activities to engage students (nearly 150 at last count). On the athletic front, the Loris College Duhawks compete in the NCAA Division III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletics Conference. The college fields 11 men's and 10 women's intercollegiate sports. What's a Duhawk you ask? Find out here.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Finance, Marketing, Physical Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1588
Total Grad Students: 72
Undergraduate Students: 1516
Faculty: 108

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque Iowa 52001

Website: http://www.loras.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 563-588-7100

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Scott Ellerbach
Associate Director and Transfer Counselor, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Sharon Lyons
Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions
sharon.lyons@loras.edu [ mailto:sharon.lyons@loras.edu%20 ]

International Admissions Contact:
Mishereen Ellis
Admissions Multicultural Coordinator, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Brad Soderberg
Director of Athletics , Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Loras College does not publish a requirement for a minimum GPA.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Only courses in which you have earned a grade of "C" or higher will be considered for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
You may transfer in a maximum of 64 credits from an accredited two-year institution, or 90 credits from an accredited four-year institution.

Test Scores for Applying:
Submt ACT or SAT scores

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Loras College does not publish a requirement for a letter of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Loras College does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
$25 non-refundable application fee is waived when you apply online

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 26
English 21 26
Math 20 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading
Math 483 538

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: Loras College does not publish their transfer statistics.

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 76%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -76%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1300

Other Expenses: 1000

Room and Board: 7524

Tuition and Fees: 27258

Total Cost: 36882

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Worried you won't qualify for financial assistance? Over 93% of Loras students receive financial assistance of some kind. With guidance from our financial aid staff, you can locate scholarships, grants, and a variety of other financial resources.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7587

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 85%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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