Affordable and Acclaimed

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


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


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


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


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


Our 2016 ranking among Midwest Regional Colleges overall.


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 to host ‘Foundation of Ethical Leadership’ May 4
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College welcomes Nancy Hauserman, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa,…

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Loras College to host Legacy Symposium May 3
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista, St., will host its fourth annual Loras Legacy Symposium starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 3….

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Loras student honored as 2017 Newman Civic Fellow
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 273 students who…

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Loras College media studies program earns 10 awards
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For Immediate Release April 13, 2017 DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Loras College media studies program and student-led Loras College Television (LCTV) have earned a…

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Heartland Financial USA, Inc. and Rockwell Collins, Inc. earn Loras College Business Analytics Innovation Award
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The Center for Business Analytics at Loras College recognized Heartland Financial USA, Inc. and Rockwell Collins, Inc. as 2017 Business Analytics Innovation Award recipients for demonstrating excellence through their use of analytics to better serve their company and customers.

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Loras College students earn Champions of Service Award
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DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College Dance Marathon (LCDM) has earned Champions of Service Award during a ceremony at the college marking the countrywide Mayor…

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