Affordable and Acclaimed

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

100%

100% 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%

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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Did You Know?
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 TV station earns 11 major awards
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College Media and student-led Loras College Television have earned a combined 11 major awards from the National Academy of Television…

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Loras College to host the Peace Institute July 23-26
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Registration deadline is May 4 DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College will host its annual Peace Institute July 23 to 26. The four-day camp experience…

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Loras College to mark Earth Day with weeklong celebration
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Ecofest highlights events on April 26 DUBUQUE, Iowa – In celebration of Earth Day, Loras College will host Du-Earth Week, from April 22 to…

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Ireland experts to explore entrepreneurship education from a European perspective April 25 at Loras College
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One toured with rock acts Bryan Adams and Red Hot Chili Peppers DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College will present “Entrepreneurship Education – a European…

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Attorney, alumna to deliver keynote at Loras College commencement May 19
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From scholarship winner to associate attorney in one year DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College, a Catholic liberal arts college, will welcome Brittney Cato, a 2013…

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Loras College Women’s Leadership Alliance meets scholarship match
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Next deadline to apply is April 6 DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Loras College Women’s Leadership Alliance (LCWLA) has surpassed $7,500 in new donations to…

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Loras College and Medical Associates partner for clinical trial on cancer survivors
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Study focuses on physical activity and quality of life DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College and Medical Associates Oncology, in conjunction with Mercy Hospital, have…

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Loras College associate professor earns service award
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Nancy Fett has taught at the College for 23 years DUBUQUE, Iowa – A Loras College associate professor of social work has earned an…

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Loras College sets record on Duhawk Day with 1,693 donors
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DUBUQUE, Iowa –Loras College’s sixth annual Duhawk Day, held March 14, tallied 1,693 donors, from 39 states, again exceeding its goal of 1,450. The new record surpasses the previous record set in 2017 by 79 donors. The 24-hour event is centered around the College’s address, 1450 Alta Vista St.

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Loras College junior earns national award
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Student recognized for leadership, volunteerism DUBUQUE, Iowa – A junior at Loras College has earned a Newman Civic Fellow Award from Campus Compact, a…

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