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Loras College Admission Requirements

Dubuque, Iowa

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Chances of getting into Loras College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.3%
Admission Difficulty for Loras College
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Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Loras College and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,123 out of 1,491 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 easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Loras College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Loras College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Loras College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
965-1145
Applicants Submitting SAT
27%
SAT Scores for Loras College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 485
SAT Composite 25th 965
SAT Scores for Loras College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 575
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1145
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Loras College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 965 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Loras College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1145 and Above Good >84%
1055 to 1145 Avg + 75%-84%
965 to 1055 Avg - 64%-75%
875 to 965 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 875 Low <51%
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Loras College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
81%
ACT Scores for Loras College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Loras College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 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 81 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Loras College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Loras College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >85%
22 to 25 Avg + 75%-85%
20 to 22 Avg - 66%-75%
18 to 20 Reach 56%-66%
Less than 18 Low <56%
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Loras College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.42
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Loras College?

Applicants require 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 75% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Loras College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 636 855 1,491
Accepted 468 655 1,123
Acceptance Rate 74% 77% 75%
Enrolled 137 189 326
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 29% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Loras College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Loras College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

FAQs

Does Loras College prefer SAT or ACT?

27% of students submit their SAT scores to Loras College. 81% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Loras College?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Loras College. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Loras College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 965 and 1145. 27% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Loras College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 81% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.