Private 4 Year

Loras College Admission Requirements

Dubuque, Iowa

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Chances of getting into Loras College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Loras College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Loras College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Loras College is 58%.  It ranks #5 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Loras College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,449 out of 2,482 applicants were admitted.

Loras College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.45. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Loras College.

Loras College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
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Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Loras College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Loras College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Loras College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
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Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Loras College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Loras College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Loras College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

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 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Loras College accepts 58% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Loras College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 19.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 20.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Loras College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,110 1,372 2,482
Accepted 644 805 1,449
Acceptance Rate 58% 59% 58%
Enrolled 117 177 294
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 22% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Loras College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
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.


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?

58% of those who apply are granted admission to Loras College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.