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

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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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Inaugural Loras College Peace Institute set for Aug. 4-6
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DUBUQUE, Iowa— Loras College, Iowa’s first college, will host its inaugural Peace Institute Aug. 4-6. The three-day camp experience led by Loras students, faculty,…

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Loras College TV earns Best All-Around Newscast from Society of Professional Journalists
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College Television (LCTV) has earned Best All-Around Newscast and Television News and Photography from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)….

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Loras Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
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Director of Athletics Denise Udelhofen announced on Tuesday six new members into the Loras College Athletics Hall of Fame. These six individuals represented the…

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Loras College to bestow 370 degrees at commencement
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DUBUQUE, Iowa— Loras College will hold its 178th Commencement at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 in the Rock Bowl Stadium on its campus,…

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First-year student comes from a flock of Duhawks
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Bedtime stories, evening walks and pizza nights make for great traditions. Lily Horst’s family, however, takes it a step further. Horst,…

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Loras College Dance Marathon raises more than $216,000
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College Dance Marathon raised $216,061 for the Children’s Miracle Network and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital on…

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Entrepreneur and alumnus to deliver keynote at Loras commencement May 20
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DUBUQUE, Iowa —  Albert Ruffalo (’69) of Loras College and Executive Chairman of Ruffalo Noel Levitz, will deliver the keynote address for the college’s…

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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 hosts fifth annual Duhawk Day May 18
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  DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College will host its fifth annual Duhawk Day on Thursday, May 18. The 24-hour event pays tribute to the College’s…

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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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