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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  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
1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
From Loyola University Chicago

From the moment you step on campus, we make an impression. It might be the lakefront property, nationally ranked degree programs, our Jesuit mission, or our Rogers Park neighbors. But, we are not just that pretty campus. Loyola is downtown in the heart of Chicago. We also have a campus in Rome, Italy—and our degree programs bring our expertise and mission to you. Get to know us and our undergraduate, graduate, or adult education programs.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
1120-1310
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$35,033/ 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
$22,692/ 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.203 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.203 responses

Majors

Tech Majors at Loyola University Chicago

Technology is a vital part of our world. From healthcare to education, entertainment to business, every industry needs savvy leaders who can continue to evolve with technology & protect data. Our programs provide cutting-edge industry skills, opening doors in many fields. Plus, Chicago offers students a variety of internship experiences so students can apply their learning to the real world.

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,189Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
730
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 129 responses
  • They cannot be summed up into one word.
    23%
  • Well-off, rather sheltered suburban liberals
    17%
  • Diverse and motivated
    16%
  • Average
    15%
  • Rich
    10%
  • Awesome
    6%
  • Pretentious
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.235 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.265 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 149 responses
  • Challenging
    23%
  • Well-Rounded
    17%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • Open-Minded
    11%
  • Reasonable
    7%
  • Resourceful
    6%
  • Inspiring
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $54,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    74%
    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

    Loyola University Chicago Reviews

    2,849 reviews
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    I love my school so much! The sense of community is there but with it being a medium-size school is it sometimes hard to find your "people" but that's the case at every university. During my time at Loyola, I have had wonderful professors that truly care about their student's academics and well-being. Although I've had one difficult professor I would say that my overall Loyola does it's best hiring faculty that truly cares for its students. Also, living on campus has been wonderful as the dorms are clean, well made, and are newer. I would say that I wish Loyola did not allow for triples as that experience was excruciating and terrible in my personal experience. The food also provided at the school is miserable to eat as there have been minor occurrences but these are small things that could easily be fixed by creating strict rules. Overall, I love Loyola and all that it has to offer, from being located in the wonderful city of Chicago to having a very strong community!
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    Loyola not only offers numerous amount of courses and pathways to different careers, they have amazing clubs and activities going on in the campus almost everyday. The diversity of the university is amazing. It shows unity is strength. Loyola has such an amazing and jolly environment and students love studying here. They have amazing advisors that will help you out willingly. They will look out for you!
    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!