Loyola Chicago is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,681 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Loyola Chicago acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Biology, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 77% of students, Loyola Chicago alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Missouri Valley Conference
Loyola University Chicago Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.168 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.185 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.185 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.217 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.247 responses
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.123 responses
Loyola University Chicago Reviews
I cannot begin to explain how amazing Loyola has been so far. Every single staff member is beyond helpful, and they truly care about the well-being and success of their students. Every staff member promptly responds to emails or calls, and they always have the answers you need! They are phenomenal: engaged and involved, making sure that you have what you need in order to be successful. Upon arriving at Loyola, I have not had a single problem that wasn't resolved within a week (5 business days). I have nothing but great things to say about Loyola, and I am BEYOND happy that I am a student there.
The opportunities that Chicago offers to students, from food to concerts, make Loyola Chicago an exciting place to go to college, and the school's emphasis on environmental sustainability alongside its location next to Lake Michigan help it stand out. The community of students are especially welcoming and friendly. However, certain dorms don't offer much for students to live with, especially when winter rolls around, and different professors often have contrasting standards for students. While some offer very simple expectations that are not challenging at all, other classes you take in the same semester expect you to have the entire textbook memorized front to back.
It is not worth the price. The campus is pretty but that is mostly it. There are some good professors but good luck getting into the classes if you are not an honor student or given early access due to a disability. For some reason, the campus is windier than the rest of the city. The students are nice and there is diversity, but the students tend self-segregate, so it is not that apparent. Pretty much everyone is a pre-med student, so if you enjoy dealing with pretentious masochists who incessantly whine every day about how difficult it is being a pre-med student then this school is for you! Moreover, you will have better luck getting academic advice from the internet or your partly-deaf grandmother than the advisors at this university. Also when visiting this school, be wary of the raving reviews that the tour guides tell you because, after all, they are getting paid to portray the school in a good light. Overall, you are better off going to an in-state school for half the price.