As a senior, I think I know Loyola pretty well. It doesn't a good job with academics, though many students struggle greatly with the workload. It's an expensive school, but the rigor prepares students for college. Some teachers and administrators are strict about unimportant rules (mainly concerning dress code), but it is mainly to maintain the dignified school appearance. As a Jesuit school, there's is a big focus on reflection and God, but many people of other beliefs thrive there too.