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Loras College

Dubuque, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%

About Loras College

Loras College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college located in Dubuque, Iowa, in the United States. Founded in 1839, it is Iowa's first college.

The college offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 majors and programs, including business, education, nursing, psychology, and communication. It also offers graduate degrees in business, health, and education.

Loras College has a strong commitment to providing students with a well-rounded education, emphasizing the development of critical thinking, effective communication, and ethical decision-making skills. The college also places a strong emphasis on service, encouraging students to volunteer and become active members of their communities.

The campus of Loras College is located on a hill overlooking the city of Dubuque, and it features a mix of historic and modern buildings.

Loras College has a vibrant student life, with over 80 student organizations and a wide range of athletic teams. The college's athletic teams, known as the Duhawks, compete in the NCAA Division III in 24 sports.

Overall, Loras College is a small, close-knit community that offers students a personalized education, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to service and social justice.

Loras College is a private, religious college in the suburb of Dubuque, Iowa. Loras College was founded in 1839. The college currently enrolls around 1,400 students a year, including 1,315 undergrad students.

Loras College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Loras College. Loras College admitted 72% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 2,086 students applied to Loras College and 1,501 were admitted.

Loras College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional May require tests

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Loras College is located in the town of Dubuque, Iowa,.

If you want to see Loras College for yourself, be sure to 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.

College Info

1450 Alta Vista Dubuque, IA 52004-0178

Campus Setting: Suburban

Loras College Application Deadline

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Wondering what life at Loras College is like? There are approximately 1,400 students enrolled at Loras College, including 1,315 undergraduate students and 85 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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