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How Well Is Loras College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Loras College was awarded 18 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and journalism.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Loras as #558 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Loras held the #612 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 31 colleges in Iowa, Loras is ranked at #15.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Loras?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 95%, Loras has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to Loras submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 505 and 575. Math scores were between 528 and 598.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Loras College  ( 505 to 575 )

SAT Math Scores for Loras College  ( 528 to 598 )
Loras received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Loras College  ( 20 to 26 )

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Loras College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Loras, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Loras College is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Loras College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Loras College has a freshmen retention rate of 76%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Loras for first-time, full-time students is 57%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Loras College.

Good Overall Diversity at Loras

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,397 undergraduates at Loras with 1,335 being full-time and 62 being part-time.

Loras Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Loras is 72.76 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  72.76 out of 100
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How Much Does Loras College Cost?

The overall average net price of Loras is $18,940. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Loras

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,973 $13,271 $15,597 $18,537 $24,158

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Loras, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Loras, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,227 a year. That adds up to $28,908 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loras is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Loras Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Loras with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $44,600 in their early years. This is good news for future Loras graduates since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Loras College make the most money.

Location of Loras College

Loras College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Dubuque, Iowa. The city atmosphere of Dubuque makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Loras College

Contact details for Loras are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, IA 52004-0178
Phone: 563-588-7100

Loras College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Loras College. Of these students, 429 received undergraduate degrees and 19 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 42 $34,000
Health & Physical Education 36 $29,100
Business Administration & Management 32 NA
General Psychology 29 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 20 $31,900
Accounting 20 $50,700
Finance & Financial Management 19 $40,200
Social Work 19 NA
Marketing 17 $41,500

Learn more about the majors offered at Loras College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Loras

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 67 students took at least one online class at Loras College. This is a decrease from the 80 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 67 20
2016-2017 80 7
2015-2016 63 10
2014-2015 40 3
2013-2014 16 5

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