#17 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa

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Student Population
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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Located in Dubuque, Iowa, Loras College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,491 prospective students applied, and 1,123 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 326 enrolled in the school.  1,414 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 75 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $33,500 plus fees of $1,718. Loras College is ranked 688 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Loras College is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Loras College overview
SAT 965/1145
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.42
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$1,100
Other Fees$1,718
Room and Board $8,425
Budget for Other Expenses$2,011
Total One Year Cost$46,754

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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.

Current students may use the Loras College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.