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Loyola University Maryland is a private institution that was founded in 1852. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,917, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Loyola University Maryland's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 5. Its tuition and fees are $41,850 (2013-14).
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit university located in Baltimore. Students can get involved with any of the more than 170 clubs and organizations on campus, such as the Evergreen Players theater group or The Greyhound, Loyola's student newspaper. The school's recreation and fitness programs are housed in the state-of-the-art Fitness and Aquatics Center, which features a climbing wall, pool, sauna, hot tub and racquetball and squash courts, among other facilities. Loyola's varsity teams, known as the Greyhounds, compete at the NCAA Division I level. Only freshmen are required to live on campus, but about 80 percent of students choose to remain on campus all four years. Loyolapalooza, an annual springtime festival, is a popular tradition with activities, rides and performances.
Loyola organizes its academic programs into three schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Sellinger School of Business and Management. Undergraduates can choose from more than 30 majors and must complete the core curriculum. Loyola also offers graduate programs in each of its three schools. About 50 first-year students are admitted into the Honors Program each year, which provides a more challenging curriculum and a variety of benefits like free tickets to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra or a paid trip to New York. More than 60 percent of students study abroad through one of Loyola's sponsored programs or one of the accepted unaffiliated programs.
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A Catholic, Jesuit comprehensive university in Baltimore, Loyola University Maryland is committed to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person, a university dedicated to inspiring its students to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world. This mission is embraced through an undergraduate curriculum, rooted in the Jesuit tradition of the liberal arts, which prepares students for success in wide-ranging professional pursuits and graduate studies. Loyola's undergraduate experience is complemented by its graduate programs, the region's leaders in professional education. The Loyola University Maryland education also promotes in all students a sense of their responsibility to others in their community and throughout the world. This ideal is underscored by a thriving program of community service that takes Loyola students into the greater Baltimore community and beyond to serve individuals who are materially disadvantaged, creating a synergy of mind, body and spirit that transforms lives.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Loyola University Maryland, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Loyola University Maryland is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 95.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||64.7%|
|Application deadline||January 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Loyola University Maryland is 12:1, and the school has 41.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Loyola University Maryland include: Business/Commerce, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Psychology, General; Social Sciences, General; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||79%|
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Loyola University Maryland has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,917, with a gender distribution of 39.4 percent male students and 60.6 percent female students. At this school, 82 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 18 percent of students live off campus. Loyola University Maryland is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Loyola University Maryland offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Loyola University Maryland 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Loyola University Maryland, 28 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Loyola University Maryland.
|Students who have cars on campus||28%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Loyola University Maryland, 58.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $20,270.
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||$41,850 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$12,300 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data