A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Loyola University Chicago is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
Website

Loyola University Chicago Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1038-1260
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Loyola University Chicago

Cost

Net Price
$32,108/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,794/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,986/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,013/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,590/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,084/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.168 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.175 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,774Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 103 responses
Report
  • They cannot be summed up into one word.
    25%
  • Well-off, rather sheltered suburban liberals
    18%
  • Average
    17%
  • Diverse and motivated
    13%
  • Rich
    12%
  • Awesome
    6%
  • Pretentious
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.207 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.237 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    25%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Well-Rounded
    15%
  • Open-Minded
    11%
  • Reasonable
    7%
  • Resourceful
    7%
  • Inspiring
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.123 responses
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Loyola University Chicago Reviews

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Personally, I enjoy the hospitality that many of the faculty and staff create for new/transfer students. While not much can be said about the individual students themselves, there is a relatively safe and comfortable atmosphere among the students and campuses in general. Many of the professors are very flexible with their schedule and provide much needed assistance any day of the week. Much of the extracurricular activities, professional sports teams, clubs, student-led organizations, and fraternities/sororities are involved extensively in the Jesuit philosophy of selflessness, compassion, and service. The university provides a considerable amount of financial aid to its students and heavily prioritizes the education and well-being of all of its members. Additionally, the university offers hundreds of majors and minors, along with several graduate degree opportunities, offering the finest equipment and resources for their schools of Law, Communication, Business, and Medicine.
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Loyola is a beautiful campus right on the lake of one of the most energetic cities in America! This location allows for so many incredible opportunities for research programs and internships, and the academics at this school definitely prepare students for a future in the real world as they are receiving so much real world experience even as an undergrad.
I love the rich student diversity on campus. I am constantly in awe of the students that I am surrounded by in my classes everyday as they all come from different backgrounds and contribute to the diversity on campus. Loyola's campus is also gorgeous! Taking a stroll around campus during the fall or summer time immediately puts me in a better mood. One thing that disappoints me about LUC, however, is the financial aid office because they are not accessible or helpful to students.