Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s ten diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Ranked 11th among baccalaureate colleges by US News and World Report for ensuring academic rigor, Loras outperforms peers in placement rates, with 98.7% of the Class of 2013 reported being employed or continuing their education (100% survey response rate).
The rigorous Higher Learning Commission granted Loras its maximal seal of approval – ten year accreditation. Integrating service into its culture, Loras was appointed to the President’s Honor Roll for Service with Distinction four years in a row. With more than 40 majors and 13 pre- professional areas of study, the academic, cultural, spiritual and athletic experiences at Loras make it the perfect place to prepare for a life you’ll love. Be More. Be Loras.