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
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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
73%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1030-1260
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$34,934/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $28,107/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,065/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,302/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,673/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,252/ 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.176 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.176 responses
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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 104 responses
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  • They cannot be summed up into one word.
    25%
  • Well-off, rather sheltered suburban liberals
    18%
  • Average
    16%
  • Diverse and motivated
    13%
  • Rich
    12%
  • Awesome
    6%
  • Pretentious
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.208 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.238 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    25%
  • Well-Rounded
    15%
  • Amazing
    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
75%
National
49%
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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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.
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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.