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Loras College a MONEY Magazine ‘Best College’

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, a four-year Catholic liberal arts college, is ranked fourth out of Iowa’s 17 private, nonprofit colleges that made MONEY magazine’s 2017 Best Colleges For Your Money list.

In Iowa, Loras ranked higher at No. 365 out of 711 schools than Simpson College, 394; Central College, 395; Northwestern College, 402; Wartburg College, 450; Luther College, 470; Coe College, 519; Saint Ambrose University, 575; Cornell College, 597; Graceland University-Lamoni, 594; Grand View University, 621; Buena Vista University, 660; Briar Cliff University; 665; and Upper Iowa University, 669.

Princeton University claimed the top spot for the second year in a row. Fourteen of the state’s 33 private nonprofit schools failed to make the list.

Rankings are based on 27 factors centered on educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.

Loras leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan institutions to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras ranks among 450 NCAA Division III athletic programs in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings, 13th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges and is among the 200 Best-Loved Colleges in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.

Visit, call (563) 588-7100 or (800) 245-6727, like Loras College on Facebook or follow @lorascollege to learn more.

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