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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

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 Media Studies Students Garner Top Regional & State Honors
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A wide array of awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Awards, NATAS Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation Student Production Awards and Iowa Broadcast News Association.

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Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association Hosting Inaugural Faculty Summer Institute
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Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association will host, ‘Connections’, an inaugural summer institute for member institution faculty focused on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT).

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Loras College to Mark Earth Day with Weeklong Celebration
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Du-Earth week has been a collaborative effort arranged by Loras Sustainability, Loras Peace and Justice, Student Union, and Loras Environmental Action Forum (LEAF).

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Loras to Host Presentation on Historical Landmark Nomination and Potential Impact
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Duane Hagerty, President and CEO of Heritage Works as he discusses the Loras College Historic District National Register nomination. . .

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Tom Keating (MA ’93) Named the New Executive Director of IHSAA
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By Tony Diaz (’21) It is always exciting when Loras alumni get special opportunities within their careers. For Tom Keating (MA ‘93) that is…

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By: Sarah Mockler (‘20) Now more than ever I feel my faith drew me to Loras College. I have felt the power of prayer…

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By Tony Diaz (’21) Kendall Griffin (‘94), has just recently been appointed as the new Athletic Director at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago,…

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Loras College Receives $125K Anonymous Match as Part of Spring Appeal
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, a Catholic, liberal arts college, announced an anonymous dollar for dollar match up to $125,000 to help Loras finish…

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Loras College Raises Bar Once Again with New Duhawk Day Record
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For Immediate Release March 20, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Jimmy Naprstek Interim Director of Communications & Marketing Office: 563.588.7407 james.naprstek@loras.edu Cayla Schneider Director of Annual…

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