Historically rich, academically challenging, faith-centered, socially stimulating – that’s Loras College. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. Housed on a safe, scenic campus nestled high atop the majestic bluffs of the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa, Loras offers a wide array of academic programs, extracurricular offerings, and opportunity for personal growth. We would be proud to welcome you into our circle of loyal Duhawks who will forever call our Dubuque campus home. Dubuque has received many awards and has been proudly recognized locally and nationally.
Loras is located in Dubuque, Iowa, along the beautiful Mississippi River Approximately 1600 students attend Loras 13:1 student teacher ratio 94% of faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field Over 40 undergraduate majors, minors and pre-professional areas of study In 2012, 100% of incoming students received Loras scholarships or other financial assistance from a variety of sources, including grants, loans and work study 11th among Best Midwest Regional Colleges in the 2013 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News Media Group 98.7% of the Class of 2013 reported being employed or continuing their education(100% survey response rate) Over 80 intramural activities and more than 55 clubs and organizations 11 women’s varsity sports, 11 men’s varsity sports, Division III school, participating in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletics Conference.
Loras earned the 11th spot in the Top Tier among Best Midwest Regional Colleges in the 2013 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News Media Group To ensure that students are able to attend Loras College as their school of choice, the College provides $20 million in aid to students (nearly forty percent of the College’s budget) each year. Loras offers a 13:1 student-teacher ratio, facilitating strong learning relationships between students and instructors, and helping students succeed. Loras College has a more than 92% graduate placement rate! 12 months after graduation, students are employed or enrolled in graduate school. Loras offers diverse service learning and study abroad opportunities. Every student is involved in at least one service opportunity during their time at Loras and we have partnerships with 6 affiliate institutions around the globe for semester study abroad options. Examples of J-term experiences include a trip to Greece to study Greek architecture and culture, a trip to Guatemala to study travel writing and incorporate service projects, and trips to San Francisco to study hippie culture and Washington, D.C. to study the inauguration of the President. A trip to the Holy Land explores the concepts of peace in that region. Strong Academic Programs Loras offers over 40 majors and minors Accounting – Loras had the 3rd highest CPA passage rate of any Iowa college or university last year. Health Sciences – This historic strength continues means medical school placements still exceed 95% Sport Management – Loras has finished 1st in the nation in case study competitions three different times during the past 7 years and in the top three every year.
A limited number of students are accepted to Loras College each semester. To apply for admission to Loras College, you will need to read and/or complete all of the following PDF forms:
Printable Declaration and Certification of Finance and Affidavit of Support form (PDF)
Printable Health Form (PDF)
Printable International Health Requirement Form
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DETAILS:
Students who currently reside in the U.S. are required to submit all above documentation, copy of your passport, visa, and I-20.
All information must be completed in order to be considered for acceptance to Loras College.
For questions about this process, please contact Rebecca. Submit your application materials via mail or fax:Loras College Admission Office
We, the Loras College community, strive to embody social, intellectual, and cultural hospitality in which multiple points of view can be expressed and explored in civil discourse.
We proclaim this vision as an institution rooted in the Catholic tradition, which centers its moral vision of society on human dignity. All human persons have inherent dignity because all are created in the image of God; thus we act to treat all persons with respect.
We aspire to be a society grounded in truth, justice, charity, and freedom. As neighbors in solidarity with one another, we work for fair treatment of all persons.
We desire to live out our conviction that authentic unity is rooted in and springs forth from our diversity and therefore strive to create opportunities to embrace and build active community relationships in which all individuals may flourish.
We intend the expression of our diversity ideals to be fluid and constantly evolving. As a result of our continued engagement with these values, our lived experience of diversity is not static, but a dynamic and living testament to human dignity.
Major Decisions. Loras offers students over 40 majors, minors and pre-professional areas of study. If you're undecided about a major, you're not alone. Once you're here, we'll help you find the right blend of classes to narrow your focus.
Welcome Home. Students choose from a variety of living options, from traditional residence halls for first year students to apartments and houses for upper-class students. Your residence hall isn't just a building, it's a community in which you'll make friends and have fun!
Inquiring Minds. The Modes of Inquiry (MOI) program gives first year students an introduction to college learning and living. MOI students will learn how to construct knowledge, work with others to solve problems, and use critical thought to evaluate arguments, stimulate creative ideas and raise ethical questions.
Hands-on Learning. Our hands-on approach to education provides opportunities you may not find elsewhere. Field experience,internships, study abroad, service opportunities and small class sizes make it possible for you to graduate with a resume packed with experiences that will set you apart.
Finding Your Niche. Building character through your involvement in campus activities is as important as your academic experience at Loras. With 100+ clubs, organizations and activities, there's something for everyone!
Good Game. We offer 22 intercollegiate sports: With our committed coaching staff, our 550 student-athletes are champions in competition and in the classroom.
Download This. All full-time students receive laptops for academic and personal use. Laptops and technology are used innovatively in the classroom to make your academic experience more interactive and engaging. In a world that revolves around technology, you can't afford not to be at the forefront.
Having Faith. Faith isn't something you study, it's something you experience. As a Catholic institution, Loras empowers students to own their faith, whatever that faith may be. We provide you a variety of avenues to explore your beliefs during your educational journey.
Community Involvement. Dubuque, Iowa, provides an assortment of opportunities to become involved in your new community. Check out the options for entertainment, restaurants and shopping, civic opportunities and to simply become linked with the community. www.dubuquechamber.com
Our History, Your Future. Located in Dubuque, Iowa, Loras College was founded in 1839 by Bishop Mathias Loras. As Iowa's oldest college our history is rich and our future is bright.
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We are excited that you will be joining the Loras Community as a first year student. We know that the first year is a tumultuous time so Loras College faculty and staff have developed a comprehensive, coordinated approach to the First Year Experience to help students succeed.
Through orientation programs, Modes of Inquiry course, faculty advising and other opportunities, first year students begin to develop a clear sense of identity and purpose and can begin to articulate their personal and academic goals. These experiences will be a great foundation for the rest of your college career.
Get acclimated! Get involved! And have a great first year!
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