Why Choose Loras?

5 great reasons to choose Loras

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Loras offers a 13:1 student-teacher ratio, facilitating strong learning relationships between students and instructors, and helping students succeed.
  4. Loras College has a more than 92% graduate placement rate! 12 months after graduation, students are employed or enrolled in graduate school.
  5. 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.
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