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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MBA in Business Analytics

98 percent

of employers agree that business school graduates need the ability to make data-driven decisions.

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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 that 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 that 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’s Phillips named to 2016 AllState WBCA Good Works Team
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Allstate Insurance Company have recognized Loras College senior Kaitlin Phillips as a member of the…

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Loras College names four new members to Board of Regents
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DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College, a four-year Catholic liberal arts college, has announced the election of four new Board of Regent members: Mark Cloghessy…

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Clinton maintains lead, new Loras College Poll finds
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With the 2016 Iowa precinct caucuses only ten days away, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton maintains a strong lead over her nearest rival,…

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Loras College to host first Interfaith Leadership Conference Feb. 20
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Loras College will host the first River Crossing: Storytelling and Interfaith Leadership Conference 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the…

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Loras College receives $20,000 to support internship program
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The Dr. Scholl Foundation recently awarded Loras College a $20,000 grant in support of the Dr. Scholl Internship Away Scholarship program. The scholarships help…

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All-Sports Camp Directors Dr. Robert and Judy Tucker to retire in December
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Loras College President Jim Collins announced today that Loras College All-Sports Camp Director Dr. Robert Tucker and Associate Director Judy Tucker, will retire from…

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Loras College receives $5,000 donation from U.S. Bank Foundation
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Loras College received a $5,000 grant from U.S. Bank Foundation to fund the Loras for Literacy program. The generous donation will be used to…

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Loras College receives grant and bequest gifts
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Anonymous $425,000 bequest for student scholarships President Jim Collins (’84) announced that the College has received an anonymous $425,000 estate bequest toward the Inspiring…

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Lynch Learning Center launches program to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Loras College is proud to launch a four-year program designed to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) thrive emotionally, academically and socially. Students…

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Loras receives $5,000 donation from U.S. Bank Foundation
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Loras College received a $5,000 grant from U.S. Bank Foundation to fund the Loras for Literacy program. The generous donation will be used to…

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Einstein Bros.® Bagels opens at Loras College
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Einstein Bros. ® Bagels is now opened on the Loras College campus, providing a new space where all Dubuque community members can converge, enjoying…

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Loras College receives anonymous $425,000 bequest for scholarships
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DUBUQUE, Iowa— Loras College President Jim Collins (’84) announced today that the College has received an anonymous $425,000 estate bequest toward the Inspiring Lives…

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Great Lakes awards Loras College $410,540 Career Ready Internship Grant
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  Loras College has been awarded a three-year, $410,540 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. An anticipated 184 part-time,…

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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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Loras College ranked 13th Best Regional College: Midwest by U.S. News
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Loras College has been named the 13th Best Regional College: Midwest, the 10th Best College for Veterans in the Regional Colleges: Midwest category and…

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Loras college campaign exceeds $75 Million; goal now $100 million
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7/22/2015 Loras College’s Inspiring Lives & Leadership Campaign has topped its original goal of $75 million, and the College’s Board of Regents has raised…

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Loras College launches master’s degree in athletic training
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Loras College is launching a new academic program that will allow students to complete a five-year master’s degree in Athletic Training. Graduates of the…

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Duhawks shatter dance marathon fundraising record
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To celebrate Duhawk Dance Marathon’s tenth anniversary, more than 300 Loras College students gathered on Saturday, April 25, 2015, and shattered the group’s fundraising…

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