Dubuque, Iowa

Loras College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Loras College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Loras College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Loras College and can I get accepted? The school has a 95% acceptance rate ranking it #31 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,104 out of 1,161 applicants were admitted making Loras College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. Loras College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Loras College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Loras College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Loras College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1180

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Loras College?

Loras College typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Loras College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >97%
1180 to 1250 Avg + 95%-97%
1110 to 1180 Avg - 92%-95%
1040 to 1110 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 1040 Low <87%
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Loras College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Loras College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Loras College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Loras College?

Admission data indicates that Loras College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Loras College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Loras College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >97%
23 to 26 Avg + 95%-97%
20 to 23 Avg - 92%-95%
17 to 20 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 17 Low <87%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need above average high school grades to get into Loras College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Loras College was 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.42 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Loras College accepts 95% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Loras College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 491 668 1,161
Accepted 472 630 1,104
Acceptance Rate 96% 94% 95%
Enrolled 146 191 337
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 30% 31%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Loras College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Loras College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Loras College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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