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Colleges / Loras College

Loras College

Dubuque, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%

Loras College Admissions

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

Reach out to Loras College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Loras College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Loras College's admissions stats.

Loras College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Loras College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Loras College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Loras College?

Loras College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Transferring to Loras College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Loras College

Loras College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Loras College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Loras College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Loras College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Loras College for more information on admission factors.

Loras College Application Requirements

To apply to Loras College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Loras College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Loras College?

Students admitted to Loras College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Loras College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Loras College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Loras College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Loras College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Loras College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Loras College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Loras College.

Does Loras College accept transfer credits?

✅ Loras College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Loras College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Loras College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Loras College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Loras College?

✅ Loras College is not test optional.

What is Loras College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Loras College is 72%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Loras College?

❌ Loras College does not offer early decision.

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Loras College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Loras College? Loras College is a somewhat selective institution. The Loras College acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 71 out of every 100 applicants.


Loras College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Loras College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Loras College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Loras College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Loras College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Loras College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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