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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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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.
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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,372/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,346/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,685/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,787/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,568/ year
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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.185 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.185 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,681Undergrads
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 113 responses
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  • They cannot be summed up into one word.
    26%
  • Well-off, rather sheltered suburban liberals
    17%
  • Average
    16%
  • Diverse and motivated
    13%
  • Rich
    12%
  • 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.217 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.247 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 131 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    25%
  • Well-Rounded
    15%
  • Amazing
    14%
  • Open-Minded
    11%
  • Reasonable
    8%
  • Inspiring
    6%
  • Resourceful
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,000/ 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 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.
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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.