A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  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-AAA
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Loyola University Chicago

Cost

Net Price
$31,069/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,348/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,492/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,623/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,054/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,287/ 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
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.172 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.172 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,331Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • They cannot be summed up into one word.
    24%
  • 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
85%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.204 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.234 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    25%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Well-Rounded
    15%
  • Open-Minded
    11%
  • Reasonable
    7%
  • Resourceful
    6%
  • Inspiring
    6%

After Loyola University Chicago

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
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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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.
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I'm currently a senior at LUC and I have definitely enjoyed my four years here. There is a lot to do because you're so close to the city. I will say that there are not many parties (mostly just run by fraternities), so turning 21 and going to the bars made me enjoy the city a bit more. The campus is beautiful, despite the area around it being not so great. The classes aren't too hard, but they are challenging enough where you don't feel like it's too easy. I enjoyed my time here, even though my wallet has been emptied!
I like the campus itself. It's truly beautiful; it faces the lake and it is just a god-sent to wake up to every morning. The cool thing about Loyola is that there's always something to do. Whether it's events in your residence hall, events on campus, or just studying for your major, I feel like it is pretty hard to be bored on this campus. I'm giving it three stars because I personally find it to be challenging here, but only because my major (which is Nursing!) is pretty difficult! It is definitely more oriented around academics and less around the party scene. If you want to go to a place where you will actually get stuff done and not just drink your problems away at the bar, then here's the place. Other than that, the campus gives off a fun vibe, but people here know how to buckle down and do well.