Loras College

1450 Alta Vista St, Dubuque, United States
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Overview of Loras College

About this school

Loras is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded as a seminary for men in 1839, it adopted coeducation in 1971. Its 60-acre campus is located in a residential area of Dubuque, on the borders of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,397
    • Men:727 Men (52.0%)
    • Women:670 Women (48.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Loras College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 31
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1450 Alta Vista
City, State, Zip
Dubuque, IA 52004-0178
Phone
(563) 588-7236
Fax
(563) 588-7964
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
95% of 1,159 applicants were admitted
Women
96% of 491 applicants were admitted
Men
94% of 668 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
392 (36%) of 1,102 admitted students enrolled
Women
173 (37%) of 472 admitted students enrolled
Men
219 (35%) of 630 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.44
375 And Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570 average |530-605 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
78%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
39%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $34,184 (74.94%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,275 (18.14%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,100 (2.41%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,059 (4.51%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Loras College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001873
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
326 (97.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
276 (84.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
276 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
88 (31.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$28,297
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 276 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,697
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 203 (73.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,741
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 57 (20.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
60 (17.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,816

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,157 (86.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,005 (86.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,005 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
335 (33.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$27,733
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,005 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,256
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 749 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,718
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 198 (19.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
327 (24.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,242

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,156
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,339

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


101

Part-Time Faculty


42

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


64%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 50% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 74% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
410,809
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
5
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Loras College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


57.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.2%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, nursing, athletic training

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Applied Psychology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


58,253

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


64 acres

Weather


Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 78.4 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Dubuque
Nearest Train Station
80 mile(s) from campus in Cedar Rapids

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


65% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


35%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Duhawks
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Loras College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, dance marathon, campus activities board, dubuddies, social work club, american chemical society

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,335

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,397
Women
670
Men
727

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 2.3% Black/African-American
  • 7.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 81.5% White
  • 5.2% Unknown

International Students


1.6% from 9 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


70

Student Resources

Study resources