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Loyola University Chicago is a private institution that was founded in 1870. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,723, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 105 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Loyola University Chicago's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 101. Its tuition and fees are $35,503 (2013-14).
Loyola University Chicago, or Loyola Chicago as it’s known for short, is the largest Jesuit institution in the country. The school has two locations in Chicago—Lake Shore and Water Tower— where on-campus living is separated between freshmen, sophomores, and all upperclassmen. The university also has an international campus four miles from downtown Rome, where about 400 students study abroad each year. The Loyola Ramblers compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League.
For graduate students, Loyola Chicago has a business school, a law school—particularly well known for healthcare law—and a medical school. There are accelerated 3+3 year programs for Loyola Chicago undergraduates who want to go to law or medical school at Loyola, too. Notable alumni include Ian Brennan, cocreator of the TV show Glee; Thomas Purcell, coexecutive producer of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report; and Michael Quinlan, former CEO of McDonald’s Corp.
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The Loyola Experience
Loyola University Chicago is located in Chicago, Illinois -- the third-largest city in the United States and a global leader in commerce, industry, and culture. Chicago is an extended campus for Loyola students who have direct access to the city's countless career, internship, service, cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities. Students take classes primarily at the Lake Shore Campus, a traditional campus nestled alongside Lake Michigan, and at the Water Tower Campus, located in the heart of downtown Chicago. When students aren't in class, they take advantage of the many opportunities Chicago has to offer, including internships, entertainment, recreation, and more. Loyola's reach also extends around the world. The John Felice Rome Center in Italy and The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies -- along with more than 100 other study abroad options in 55 countries -- offer you the chance
At a Glance
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Loyola University Chicago, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 81.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||81.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Loyola University Chicago is 14:1, and the school has 39.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Loyola University Chicago include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Social Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86 percent.
Loyola University Chicago has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,723, with a gender distribution of 36.8 percent male students and 63.2 percent female students. At this school, 41.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58.8 percent of students live off campus. Loyola University Chicago is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Loyola University Chicago offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Loyola University Chicago also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Loyola University Chicago, 5 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Loyola University Chicago.
|Students who have cars on campus||5%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Loyola University Chicago, 73 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,304.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$35,503 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$12,900 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data