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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B
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 $42,700.
About Loyola University Chicago...
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
1120-1310
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$34,526/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,016/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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.194 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.194 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,681Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
739
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 122 responses
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  • They cannot be summed up into one word.
    25%
  • Well-off, rather sheltered suburban liberals
    16%
  • Average
    15%
  • Diverse and motivated
    14%
  • Rich
    11%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • Pretentious
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.226 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.256 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 140 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    24%
  • Well-Rounded
    14%
  • Amazing
    13%
  • Open-Minded
    11%
  • Reasonable
    7%
  • Inspiring
    6%
  • Resourceful
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.123 responses
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I went on a visit to Loyola this past month and it was spectacular! The student guide was able to give a great tour of the campus and we were able to speak with people in Admissions that were able to answer all my questions regarding dorm life, classes I would be taking, and possible opportunities outside of college and past graduation. Going during class hours helped me see and witness what the students on campus are like and how they go on with their day, whether it be staying on the main campus, studying or taking a shuttle to the Water Tower campus in downtown Chicago. I hope to see myself there soon!
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Loyola University Chicago has nice lakeshore and downtown campuses. The lakeshore campus has 3 dining halls to choose from open from 6AM-10PM (depending on the day and hall). The food is not very good, and the fruit in several halls have had bugs in it.
I have taken a J-term trip to Israel and I loved it! I plan to go to the Rome campus this spring. The school has been helpful in studying abroad.
Almost all of my teachers have PhDs and are very knowledgable on their subjects. My largest class has ~260 people (honors lecture) and my smallest class had ~25 people.
The honors program is not worth it unless you are willing to put in a lot of work. You will make great connections with faculty, but you are required to live in the worst dorm freshman year, have courses that are exponentially harder than any other courses, and learn a lot of knowledge that can not be applied in the real world.
I love Loyola Chicago! I'm a sophomore and I have had such a great time so far. Not every dorm building is the nicest but there are some that are either currently being renovated or being constructed. The food is also not bad, it's not gourmet but it's good for dining hall food. The area is one of the safest neighborhoods in Chicago but it's still crucial to be aware of surrounding since it's still an urban setting. All in all, it's a great place to live!