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Affordable and Acclaimed

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

100%

Percentage of Loras College students who receive financial aid.

#2

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

98.4%

Percentage of 2017 Loras graduates reporting being employed or continuing their education.

#1

Loras College men own the Elmer Hertel All-sports title, Iowa Conference, for 2017-2018 season.

2nd

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

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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.

27 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

The faculty and staff on campus are amazing ! You will have people come up to you and introduce themselves to you and ask to get to know you. They will always bring opportunities to you and if you reach out to them, the opportunities will be endless. You get to build who you want to be at Loras College, and the faculty and staff are right beside you to help you along the way.

Rahel Nshimirimana (’23)

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

"The faculty and staff on campus are amazing!"

Meet Rahel

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 Repeats in Forbes “Grateful Grads Index”
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Loras College Reveals Its Center for Inclusion & Advocacy
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College unveiled the new name of the Center for Inclusion & Advocacy to replace existing Intercultural Programs Office name. This…

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Myers’ Films Earning International Notice
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Three film projects by Loras College Associate Professor of Media Studies Seth D. Myers, M.F.A., are gaining recognition both nationally and internationally. “Ribbons 1-6,”…

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Loras All-Sports Camp runs through the Leonard family’s bloodline
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Rev. William Joensen Appointed as Bishop-Elect for the Diocese of Des Moines
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DES MOINES, IOWA (Loras.edu) – Pope Francis selected Reverend William Joensen, Ph.D., dean of campus spiritual life as bishop-elect for the Diocese of Des…

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Poetry Written by Loras College Graduates Selected for Publication in National Publication
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Four recent Loras College graduates had poems selected for publication in plain china: National Anthology of the Best Undergraduate Writing. It is the second…

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Loras College Professor Selected as Midwest Engaged Scholar
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Jake Kurczek, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience and psychology at Loras College, has been selected as a 2019-2020 Midwest Engaged Scholar by Campus Compact….

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Loras College Announces Nursing Program in Conjunction with NICC
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College and Northeast Iowa Community College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer 3+2 Nursing Dual Degree Program….

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