Loyola University Chicago is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I (without football)
Missouri Valley Conference
Loyola University Chicago Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.176 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.176 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 104 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.208 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.238 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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
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.
Its a great school with a great environment! Very liberal and super environmentally friendly! Not much of party scene but thats ok because everyone here is for the education and that seems to be the main focus even on the weekends. Right off the el stop so you've got access to all of the city, which is super fun to explore, especially all the cool hip places! A very green environment for an urban campus and the lake is beautiful year round! It can get cold in the winter but its worth the amazing education you will receive here.
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.