Private 4 Year

Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa

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Loras College overview
Location Dubuque, Iowa
Online loras.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Loras College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Loras College, established in 1839, is a small, private liberal arts college located in Dubuque, Iowa, nestled within a residential setting on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, just a short drive from the regional hub of Cedar Rapids. The institution has a rich Catholic heritage, with its campus featuring Gothic Revival architecture that contributes to the historical aesthetic of the school. Loras offers a broad array of undergraduate programs, with strong emphases on business, education, and biological sciences. The college operates on a semester-based academic calendar and has a moderately selective admissions process. Housing is available on campus, with residential options that contribute to the college's living-learning environment. While Loras College may not be widely known for its athletics, it competes in NCAA Division III as the Duhawks, with a varied intercollegiate sports program.

In the most recent statistical year 1,860 prospective students applied, and 1,671 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 286 enrolled in the school.  1,228 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 91 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,750 plus fees of $1,820.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.48

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Loras College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$712
Other Fees$1,820
Room and Board $9,230
Budget for Other Expenses$2,075
Total One Year Cost$48,587

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Loras College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Education 13%
Social Sciences 9%
English and Literature 7%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153825 IPEDS survey data for Loras College.

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