Learn. Serve. Lead.

Loras prepares you to seek truth through faith and reason, grow personally and intellectually, and enrich the lives of those around you.

A defining Education

Be a part of a community that thrives on authenticity, radiates warmth, and upholds unwavering integrity. Our achievements shine brightly not only for their excellence but for their ethical attainment, making a positive and enduring difference.

At the heart of your Loras education lies the nurturing of your critical thinking abilities and intellectual flexibility. Through intimate class settings and strong student-faculty bonds, we foster transformative learning and vibrant exploration.

Guided by our Catholic values, our foundational curriculum introduces you to ethics, philosophy, and theology, promoting open-mindedness and respectful dialogue, ultimately lighting the path toward a brighter future.


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Purposeful Exploration

We believe learning outside the classroom is just as important as your academic coursework. Whether an internship, study away, service learning, or student research, we help you strengthen the connections between theory and practice in the real world—from the very beginning.

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Discover Your Interests

Loras College students actively involved in on-campus activities

With over fifty clubs, organizations, and intramural activities, you’ll make connections on campus. Help plan campus activities, lead service projects, try pickleball. Dive into what you love.

Championship Credentials

Our facilities, coaching, and winning reputation push student-athletes to their potential. With 24 sports, we have a long-standing history of athletic success.

Committed to Your Future

We are committed to helping you make your degree affordable. We partner with every student and family to understand your unique financial needs. We work to offer the best financial aid package from the outset. 

Inclusive Community

Loras is committed to creating an environment where every member is beloved and accepted, welcoming all people into a dialogue to promote core values of human dignity, justice, equity, and community.

Through mutual understanding, respectful dialogue, and love, we create an environment where every member is beloved and accepted.

Service & Leadership

Loras College is a Catholic, diocesan college explicitly oriented to promote service of both church and world through encouraging all members of the community in development of their diverse professional, social, and religious roles.

Catholic identity keeps us faithful to the highest standards of Catholic intellectual tradition. It inspires us as stewards of responsibility, excellence, service, and respect. And it creates an atmosphere where faith, scholarship, and creativity can seamlessly connect.

Catholic Faith

Founded in 1839, Loras College is Iowa’s first institution of higher learning and the seventh oldest Catholic college or university in the United States. Throughout our history, Loras has been an innovator and leader in the delivery of Catholic liberal arts education.

With a dedication to demonstrating the highest standards of Catholic intellectual tradition, Loras welcomes all people into dialogue promoting core values of truth, respect, responsibility, excellence, and service.