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Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
3.65 Average Rating

Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is a Catholic, Jesuit university located in the city of Chicago. Loyola has four campuses in the Chicago area–the main Lake Shore Campus along Lake Michigan, Water Tower Campus in the heart of downtown, the Health Sciences campus in Maywood and our Loyola Retreat and Ecology Center in Woodstock. Loyola also has the John Felice Rome Center in Italy and a center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The university is comprised of 14 schools, colleges and institutes that offers over 80 undergraduate majors, 80 minors and over 45 five-year dual degree Bachelor’s/Master’s programs. As an NCAA Division 1 school, Loyola hosts 13 men’s and women’s teams.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
68%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
58%
Out-Of-State Students
38%
55%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
17,007
Total Number of Undergrads
11,919
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
37%
20-39 Students
45%
40-99 Students
15%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
69%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
77%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$35,033
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$45,568
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$45,568
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,780
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
95%
Average Aid Per Year
$33,514
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
95%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,900
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$20,513

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,617
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Student Organizations
227
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
40%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Ramblers
School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$54,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.65 Average Rating
Loyola is located in one of the greatest cities on Earth, Chicago! There are so many opportunities open to students here, not only at the school itself, but in the whole city from prospective jobs to internships to volunteering to just having fun. Loyola prides itself in its openness to the diversity of its students in their races, religions and backgrounds.
Alexis from Kenosha, WI
Loyola is a school perfect for all students from different backgrounds wanting to study in Chicago. It's a clean, safe, and lively campus with many events always going on! It's academics are one of the best as well as their professors.
Jazmin

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