OUTCOMES BY THE NUMBERS:

98.7%

98.7 percent of the class of 2013 reported being employed or continuing their education within one year of graduation.

11th

Loras earned the 11th spot among the 190 best Midwest regional colleges in the 2014 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News media group.

2nd

Loras is ranked 2nd among private colleges and universities in Iowa for student return on investment by Affordable Colleges Online. The study was based on tuition, fees and a 30-year wage history of graduates.

1 of 20

Loras was named a College of Distinction—one of only 20 among the 230 Catholic colleges and universities considered.

1,100

1,100 students donated over 82,000 hours of service during the 2012–2013 academic year, earning Loras a place on the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service with Distinction. This ranks the institution among the top tier of colleges and universities in the nation for efforts in community service—a distinction we’ve held since 2010.

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Loras College Mediation Team Headed for National Competition in Gainesville, Georgia in November

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Loras College to Host 24th Annual Tri-state Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference November 8; Dr. Randy Larsen to Deliver Keynote

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Loras College Sport Management Students Take Both First and Second at National Case Competition; Fourth Consecutive National Win

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Mother of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim to Speak at Loras College

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Loras College Campus Expands Fall 2015 with New Welcome Center and Einstein Bros.® Bagels

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Loras College Class of 1964 Breaks Reunion Class Records, Raises More Than $2.76 Million With 60 Percent Participation

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Loras College Students and Faculty Present at Iowa Baseball Symposium

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Loras College Counseling Center and Breaking the Silence Partner to Increase Mental Illness Awareness October 20-26

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International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration Selects Loras’ Sarah Link (’14) for Student Fellowship Award

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Loras College to Perform Free Fall Wind Ensemble Concert October 14, 2014

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Loras College Receives $75,000 Scholarship Donation from John and Patricia Kerrigan

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Loras College Color FT5K Race October 12 Benefits University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network

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More Paid Internships with Help from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation

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Branstad maintains big lead, Loras College Poll finds

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Loras College Alums Unite to Bring Clean Drinking Water to Uganda; Present During Loras College Homecoming, October 9

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Loras College Educator Earns 2014 Adjunct Teacher Award by Iowa Communication Association

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Loras College Awarded American Legion of Iowa Foundation Grant

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Iowa's Loras College Honored for Community Service Efforts

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Loras College to Host Guest Author Tom Fate October 2

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Loras College Hosts Health and Wellness Fair September 22

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Loras College’s Dan Rothert Receives BizTimes Rising Stars Award

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Incumbents with Advantage While Presidential Approval Remains Low, Loras College Poll Finds

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Calling All Duhawks!

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Sabbatical Helps Faculty Improve Expertise, Teaching Skills

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Loras College Ranked No. 11 in Best Midwest Regional Colleges, No. 6 Best Value by U.S. News

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Distinguished Duhawks: Meet the 2014 Recipients

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Internships in Dublin, Ireland Give Loras College Students Experience beyond the Classroom

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Five Inducted into the Loras College Athletics Hall of Fame

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DuServe

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Take a Trip Down Memory Lane this Fall with 175th Anniversary Keepsake

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Loras College Students Begin 2014-2015 Academic Year; Enjoy Improvements Across Campus

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Loras College Professor Receives $2,000 Grant for Psychology Research

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Loras College Receives $79,000 Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Grant

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Student-Athletes Reflect on Summer Internships

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Visit Loras College during Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) August 4-8

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Inspiring Lives and Leadership: Campaign News

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Duhawk Pride in the News

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With the Fall semester comes Homecoming!

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Welcome New Faculty!

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Peosta Siblings Find Loras is Right for Them

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Business Analytics Certificate Concludes Summer Program

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Join President Collins for Baseball in Chicago!

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Loras College Ranked #8 Best College in Iowa by MONEY Magazine

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Loras College Receives $200,000 Scholarship Donation from David Holmberg

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Dr. Christopher Budzisz, Associate Professor of Politics, Director of the Loras College Poll to Appear on IPTV's Iowa Press

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Ernst and Branstad Emerge With Early Leads, Loras College Poll Finds

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Loras College Professor to Participate in FUTURE of Biomedicine Program at University of Iowa this Summer

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Former Duhawks Shining in the National Spotlight

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Loras College Senior Awarded Fulbright Grant

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Duhawks & Friends — THANK YOU for your support and spirit!

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Service is Simple: It is Love

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100 Reasons to Quit, 101 Reasons to Stay

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Jamie Majerowicz Joins Women's Basketball Staff as Top Assistant

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Catholic Social Teaching Competition Finals

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Loras College Professor Earns Iowa Campus Compact Citizen Award

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Loras College Exceeds Duhawk Day Challenge with More Than 1,130 Donors in 24 Hours

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Blum Expands Lead in GOP 1st District Congressional Primary, Loras College Poll Shows

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Murphy Pushes Ahead in Democratic 1st District Congressional Primary, Loras College Poll Shows

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Loras College Receives $1.5 Million Donation from William and Kathleen Lynch

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Loras College Senior Awarded Fulbright Grant; 29th Individual from the College

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In Crowded GOP 3rd Congressional District Field, Zaun Leads but Convention Selection Increasingly Likely, Loras College Poll Shows

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Miller-Meeks Ahead in 2nd Congressional District Primary, Loras College Poll Shows

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Strong Support to Keep Traditional Marriage in Iowa Republican Party Platform, Loras College Poll Finds

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Loras College Receives $75,000 in Donations from Archbishop Emeritus Daniel Kucera and the Rev. Msgr. Stanley Hayek

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$1 Million Loras College Donation Funds the Andrew P. Studdert Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Crisis Leadership

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Loras College to Celebrate 2nd Annual Duhawk Day on May 22, 2014

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Duhawk Day is May 22, 2014!

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Simply Running: One Colombian's Journey Into the Record Books

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Loras College Hosted Chemistry Olympics, Awarded $15,000 in Scholarships

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Loras Prepares for 175th Commencement Ceremony; Celebrates Faculty and Staff Awards

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Inaugural Legacy Symposium Showcased Student, Faculty Work

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Students Contributed Nearly 82,000 Hours of Service to Community, Dance Marathon Breaks Another Record

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LCTV Among the Top Collegiate Newscasts in the U.S.

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Inspiring Lives & Leadership Campaign Gifts

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Loras College's 5th Annual Business Week May 5-9

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LEGACY OF THE LATE PROFESSOR FRANK NOONAN ('42)

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Loras College Television Among the Top Collegiate Newscasts in the U.S.

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Loras College Sport Management Students Earn Third National Title of the Year

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Loras College Business Students Selected to Compete at National Phi Beta Lambda Competition

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Loras College Receives Anonymous $400,000 Scholarship Donation

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As Earth Day approaches, Loras College Celebrates Successful Participation in RecycleMania Competition

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Inaugural Loras College Legacy Symposium Held April 30, 2014; Public Invited to More Than 200 Student and Faculty Academic Presentations

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Iowa GOP U.S. Senate Primary Race Tight, Inaugural Loras College Poll Shows

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Walsh's walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh lead Duhawks to victory

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Sport Management Team Wins National Baseball Analytics Case Competition

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Naprstek Joins Loras College as Sports Information Director

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Alum Supports Neuroscience Through Inspiring Lives and Leadership Campaign

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Legacy Symposium, April 30, Features Student and Faculty Scholarly Work

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Loras Launches New Certificate Program in Business Analytics

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LORAS Offers Summer Youth Athletic Camps

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New Horizons Joins Loras College’s Mid-Winter Concert

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Loras College Celebrates Heritage Week March 17-21

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Free Irish Catholic Symposium Held at Loras College March 28-29

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St. Pat’s Day Auction, March 14

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Analytics Symposium Invite

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Celebrate Heritage Week, March 17-21

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Free Irish Catholic Symposium Held at Loras College March 28-29

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Loras to host free screening of award-winning documentary “Inequality for All” on Feb. 20

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Loras College Plans Stop the Hate Week for February 17-21

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Loras College President Jim Collins Elected ACCU Secretary/Treasurer

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Loras College’s KLCR Radio Station On Air February 10

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Loras College Hosts 2nd Annual Business Analytics Symposium March 27

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National Mock Trial Invitational Held at Loras

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Students use J-term for Service

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Loras Board of Regent Chairs Establish Arnie Honkamp Memorial Scholarship

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Help us Record 175,000 Hours of Service

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Men’s Soccer Earns Iowa Conference Title, Competes in National Semifinals

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Loras College Received $20,000 Dr. Scholl Grant

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Loras College Information and Administrative Offices: Call 800.245.6727 or email admissions@loras.edu

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO LORAS

FROM IOWA

Traveling Hwy 20 East into DubuqueTriStateMap

  • Take the Grandview Ave. exit.
  • Travel through the 1st stoplight.
  • Turn left at the 2nd stoplight onto Grandview Ave.
  • Travel through one stoplight and two stop signs.
  • Turn right at the next stoplight onto Loras Blvd.
  • Travel four blocks, and Loras College will be on your left.

Traveling Hwy61/151 North into Dubuque:

  • Take the Grandview Ave. exit.
  • Turn left onto Grandview Ave.
  • Travel approximately 14 block through two stoplights and two stop signs.
  • Turn right at the next stoplight onto Loras Blvd.
  • Travel four blocks, and Loras College will be on your left.

Traveling Hwy 52 North into Dubuque:

  • Turn right onto Hwy 61151 North and follow the directions for traveling Hwy 61/151 North into Dubuque.

Traveling Hwy 52 South into Dubuque

  • Hwy 52 turns into Central Ave.
  • Turn right at 32nd St.
  • Travel about one mile and turn left onto Grandview Ave.
  • Follow Grandview Ave. for about 3 miles continuing straight through 3 stop signs.
  • After crossing Clarke Dr., Grandview Ave. curves to the left and then curves to the right at the top of the hill.
  • Turn left at the stoplight onto Loras Blvd.
  • Travel 4 blocks, and Loras College will be on your left.

FROM ILLINOIS

Traveling Hwy 20 West:

  • Cross the Mississippi River.
  • Continue on Hwy 20 West. Use the Grandview Ave. exit.
  • Turn right onto Grandview Ave.
  • Travel through two stop signs.
  • Turn right at the next stoplight onto Loras Blvd.
  • Loras College will be on your left.

Traveling I-80 West:

  • Take Hwy 61 North to Dubuque.
  • Take the Grandview Ave exit.
  • Turn left onto Grandview Ave.
  • Travel approximately 14 blocks through two stoplights and two stop signs.
  • Turn right at the 3rd stoplight onto Loras Blvd.
  • Travel 4 blocks, and Loras College will be on your left.

FROM MINNESOTA

Traveling Hwy 52 South

  • See directions under “from Iowa.”

Traveling Hwy I-35 South

  • Take I-35 South into Iowa.
  • Take the Hwy 218 South exit.
  • Take the Hwy 20 East exit and follow directions for traveling Hwy 20 East into Dubuque.

FROM WISCONSIN

Traveling Hwy 61/151 South:

  • Cross the Mississippi River.
  • Take the Hwy 20 Exit.
  • Turn right onto Hwy 20. Use the Grandview Ave. exit.
  • Turn right onto Grandview Ave. at the stoplight.
  • Travel through two stop signs.
  • Turn right at the next stoplight onto Loras Blvd.