Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
8,952
Tuition
$34,578
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1804 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Most of my friends are not from Loyola.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Not much of a partygoer.

4 College Junior

Computers: Pretty good system, with lots of free software/support. <3 the DML

3 College Junior

Athletics: Could be a lot better for the average student

3 College Junior

Weather: When its cold, it is terrible. The sunshine makes Loyola beautiful tho.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Loyola does not allow for ANY type of self-expression on campus. There is no where to post events, have insightful dialogues, protest etc...This includes no where to place posters.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Luck of the draw will put you in the right dorm.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: NOTHING TO DO UNLESS YOU ARE IN GREEK LIFE

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a near-24 hour "8-ride" which drives students anywhere within a half mile radius. The tuition also covers free cta bus and train transportation.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The restrictions are understandable. No underage drinking is obvious and quiet hours start from 11 pm to 8am.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The activities are in good number and many people participate.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus makes everything easier. Even if it's not on campus, and if it's an apartment nearby everything becomes more convenient.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a good number of fast-food and regular dining options at a reasonable cost.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There are many majors but there is consistent difficulty in getting into biology classes. If Loyola knows that there are many biology majors then there should be more classes or facilities to have everyone get into a class in a timely fashion.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My psychology program in general is better at having sufficient available classes.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The area is relatively safe, but one should not go outside at night since it gets a bit more dangerous.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletes here are great and there are out-of-state competitions but not everyone attends.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I like how the institution allows for an LGBTQ Advocate group to be present, even if the student population may not all agree with one's "lifestyle." Since it's a Jesuit catholic university I also dont blame them for not allowing same sex marriages to be held anywhere on campus even though Illinois allows it. It is a little sad that they allowed for same-sex marriages to be held on campus and then decided to withdraw that decision.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school is great and also has great security. The residence halls are decent and have a great view of the city and lake.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are not many people doing drugs other than marijuana. It is clearly noticeable that a lot of students drink because you can always overhear them talking about it.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Anyone can apply to the pre-med program.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am happy with being in the pre-med program because it is a guide to getting into medical school.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We do receive messages when there are crime alerts happening near campus and we have emergency phone stops all around the outskirts and in the campus.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Everything is up to date and pretty high tech. The wireless access is great and there are many computers, laptops, and ipads available for students to use.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is diversity and everyone is accepting of others. I have not seen any conflicts.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Loyola's students are quick to point out the school's faults. There is little sugar-coating in their appraisal of the school as a financial mess that is so rife with incompetence that it is hard to accomplish even the simplest administrative tasks without putting up a fight. That said, most Loyolans love their school. They see its faults as nothing more than additional challenges they must face on their way to graduation. The majority of students would prefer to look past all the talk of budget cuts and program eliminations they hear during the course of their academic careers and focus on the positives. Loyola offers a quality education for those who are willing to work at it.

Are the administrative problems at Loyola disruptive to a student's studies? Definitely. Should this scare you away from Chicago's Jesuit institution? No. Loyola is starting to come slowly out of its period of financial distress. Fewer cutbacks are expected as incoming class sizes grow in size. Outside of the classroom, the University is actually growing and improving by the day. Most of the buildings around campus are slowly being renovated; the University has a feeling of newness to it, and this is a good thing for freshmen just out of high school. Not only do you get a new beginning, but you get new facilities to make that start in. Many students who have graduated recently look at the campus improvements with jealousy, wishing they had been given the opportunity to make use of them. Students may be split on their feelings about Loyola, but it appears that the University is in the process of rebuilding itself anew. It is up to young scholars to follow suit.

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