Loras College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Loras College
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Loras College Admissions Overview:

Loras College is accessible to many students; the school had an acceptance rate of 92% in 2016. Prospective students are required to submit SAT or ACT scores, with either test accepted equally. In addition, an application, a campus visit, and high school transcripts are all essential part of the application process. Check out Loras' website for more information!

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Loras College Acceptance Rate: 92%

Loras College Description:

Loras College is a private, Catholic liberal arts college located in Dubuque, Iowa. Clarke University and the University of Dubuque are both less than a mile away. The college places high value on technology, and all full-time students receive an IBM laptop computer. Undergraduates can choose from over 40 areas of study with fields in business and education being most popular. The college emphasizes active learning and encourages study abroad, internships and service learning. Academics are supported by a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

For a small school, Loras has an impressive number of clubs, organizations and activities to engage students (nearly 150 at last count). On the athletic front, the Loris College Duhawks compete in the NCAA Division III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletics Conference. The college fields 11 men's and 10 women's intercollegiate sports.

What's a Duhawk you ask? Find out here.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,524 (1,463 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,525
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,700
  • Other Expenses: $2,011
  • Total Cost: $42,336

Loras College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,931
    • Loans: $8,107

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Finance, Marketing, Physical Education

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 61%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Golf, Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Swimming, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Golf 

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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