Affordable and Acclaimed

There are countless reasons why you should choose Loras—these are a few of our favorites:

100

The percentage of students that receive some form of financial aid.

#2

Where we rank nationally in terms of best value colleges / universities.

#1

Our national ranking as a Dance Marathon fundraising school, per capita.

95.9

The percentage of 2014 Loras graduates currently employed or continuing their education.

13th

Our 2016 ranking among Midwest Regional Colleges overall.

2nd

Where we place for student return on investment among private colleges and universities in Iowa.

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Opportunity Awaits You

With over 40 majors and minors and 70 clubs and organizations, you can explore nearly any interest.

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Athletically Inclined

Loras competes in NCAA Division III and consistently ranks in the top 20 percent among the Division’s 323 institutions.

Engineering Excellence

Loras is one of a select few colleges offering an ABET-accredited, four-year engineering degree.

24 Straight Years

First, second or honorable mention in at least one category of the DES National Writing Competition.

Incredible Odds

Loras boasts one teacher for every 12 students, a noticeably better ratio than the national average of 18:1.

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

Throughout my years here at Loras, I have truly grown in all aspects. I can’t think of any other place I would have wanted to spend my four years at. Loras is my home and means the world to me. I’ve been able to play football, anchor for LCTV, sing in Duhawkappella and lead as an RA, and I have learned a lot about what it takes to have great leadership through all my experiences. The friendships, relationships and connections I have made at Loras will be unforgettable.

– Dimitri Villanueva (’17)

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

"My Loras experience means the world to me."

Meet Dimitri ('17)
Straight Talk from a Duhawk

The students I am blessed to encounter in the classroom, in conversations that pop up in unplanned venues, in travel for service and study abroad, and yes, in prayer together, are looking for teachers and mentors whose words and way of life hang together—and are quick to detect when this is not the case. They are not afraid to pose questions about life’s meaning and purpose, and then to allow the responses they receive to claim their hearts, to shape their own seeking and life commitments. They are less interested in impressing others than they are in doing something significant for and with them.

-Dean of Campus Spiritual Life

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

"Students want purpose, inspiration and authenticity—my job is to help them find it."

Meet Fr. Joensen, PH.D.
Straight Talk from a Duhawk

I try to share with students the same passion, love and fascination I have for biology and the natural environment around me. I strive to keep students excited and offer opportunities to experience biology–see something new and wonder what it is, how it works and why it’s there–challenge them, and encourage them to see things from a different perspective, one they may not have considered before, so they can think globally and act locally, especially in the context of environmental sustainability. Really, I teach to give them an opportunity to live our tagline. To be more. Be Loras.

– Aditi Sinha, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

"I strive to keep students excited."

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Loras College to host Interfaith Conference March 3
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College will host the second annual River Crossing Storytelling and Interfaith Leadership Conference from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday,…

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Loras College Dean’s List – Fall 2016
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Madison R. Abele Amelia K. Acompanado Elyse M. Acompanado Behnam A. Al-Bazboz Abby M. Allgeyer Alexis E. Alt Blake A. Anderson Jesse A. Anderson…

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Loras College alumnus earns Exemplary Service Award
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DUBUQUE, Iowa –  Thomas Barton, a 1989 graduate of Loras College, has earned the 2017 Exemplary Service Award, one of the highest honors bestowed…

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Loras College TV earns Station of the Year from Iowa College Media Association
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College Television (LCTV) has earned the 2016 Television Station the Year Award from the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA). The…

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Loras now a partner in NASA-affiliated academic program
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, Iowa’s first college, is the newest academic affiliate of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC), a part of NASA’s…

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Loras College student named Community Scholar
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, Iowa’s first college, announced today that Crystal Kleitsch, a junior at Loras, was selected for the first class of…

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Loras names Sue Hafkemeyer director of corporate and community relations
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, Iowa’s first college, announced today the appointment of Sue Hafkemeyer as its director of corporate and community relations. Previously,…

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Loras College president makes ‘Irish Education 100’ list
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, Iowa’s first college, announced today that President Jim Collins was named to the 2016 Irish Education 100, an annual…

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Loras College Dance Marathon earns second place in 2016 Crawford Cares Program
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College Dance Marathon earned second place and earned a $500 award from Crawford North’s Crawford Cares program. The award recognizes…

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Loras College students earn award at analytics contest
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College seniors Shelly Cox, Youngtown, Arizona; Paulina Le, Sherrill, Iowa; and Brittany Miller, Clear Lake, Iowa, received honorable mention at…

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Loras College to raze north building heavily damaged by March fire
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College has announced it will raze the north building of its Visitation Complex. The structure was significantly damaged by a…

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Loras College creates First Generation Scholars Program, offers $1,500
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, Iowa’s first college, has announced the creation of the First Generation Scholars Program to support first-generation college students and…

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Loras College named Military Friendly® School
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DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College, Iowa’s first college, has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting…

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Loras College ranked 11th Best Regional College: Midwest by U.S. News
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DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College has been named the 11th Best Regional College in the Midwest category and one of only 13 A+ Schools…

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Loras College named nation’s 11th top baccalaureate college
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DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College received a national ranking of 11th among all baccalaureate colleges, U.S. colleges and universities by Washington Monthly. This is…

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Loras College TV earns Overall Excellence from Iowa Broadcast News Association
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College Television (LCTV) has earned Overall Excellence as a news station from the Iowa Broadcast News Association. The student-led station…

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Loras College recognized for national and community service
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As part of the Dubuque National Service Partnership, Loras College was recognized today by the Corporation for National and Community Service as a Special…

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