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Loras College

Dubuque, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%
Acceptance Rate72%

About Loras College

Loras College Overview

Loras College is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Dubuque, Iowa. Loras College was founded in 1839 and the school now enrolls around 1,400 students per year, including 1,310 undergrads. Loras College provides on-campus housing for up to 783 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 75% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Loras College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Loras College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Loras College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Loras College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Loras College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Loras College on the Student Life page.

2022 Loras College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Tuition $34,750
Percent of Need Met 88%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,645

Is Loras College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Loras College offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Loras College Acceptance Rate 2022

Loras College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Loras College is 72%. Out of 2,086 applications received in 2022, 1,501 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Loras College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 78% of students who start at Loras College return for their second year of college. Around 67% of students who started at Loras College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Loras College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Loras College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Loras College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Loras College's endowment was valued at $44.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Loras College spends about $7,835 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Loras College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Loras College meets 88% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Loras College full-time are awarded $30,645 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $33,050 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Loras College.

Based on this information, does Loras College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Loras College a good school for you?

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Where is Loras College?

Loras College is located in the suburban setting of Dubuque, Iowa.

If you are interested in seeing Loras College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 20 to Dubuque, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dubuque Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Loras College and Dubuque are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1450 Alta Vista Dubuque, IA 52004-0178

Campus Setting: Suburban

Loras College Application Deadline

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Loras College is like? There are approximately 1,400 students enrolled at Loras College, including 1,310 undergraduate students and 90 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 38% percent are from IA and 62% percent of students are from other states.


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