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Reviews 2019 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The policies regarding visitations in dorms are unacceptable. For an institution that boasts such esteem of students, no trust is instilled in them. Virtually powerless to make decisions.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The cost of living is absolutely outrageous. Having to share one small bedroom with two other roommates for the price that I charged is unacceptable! The guest policies enforced in some dorms are discriminatory and harsh.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Compared to some of the surrounding suburbs, and even the other Chicago neighborhoods, this is an interesting area to explore. Studying is complimented by all the fun events that go on- especially during the summer months.

3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Few bars within walking distance make it difficult to seek variety. The few that are close are very convenient- for location. Price makes it difficult to go out and enjoy one's time.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Very little involvement from the study body as a whole leaves few interesting perks to joining Greek Life. The lack of housing also eliminates a sense of community and bonding that traditional Greek Housing provides.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Academics here are taken very seriously. There's a lot of work involved and career services helps you look for jobs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors are nice but give a lot of homework. A lot of people here study science.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Living in chicago is very expensive so it all depends on what kind of place you can find

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Chicago itself isn't always safe but Loyola is pretty safe and campus safety keeps everyone in the loop regarding crime

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Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I don't know much about greek life, I wasn't a member

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: This school encourages diversity and it definitely shows

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: I love chicago. It's busy and there's always stuff to do.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It's great for some but not great for others. If you can afford it go for it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: This is a research school so look for opportunities if you are interested.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It's expensive so I'd suggest not living on campus for the duration of your college experience.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: We're in a big city, so there's everything that a person could want.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: No football team so basketball is important, but not a lot of people pay attention to it.

Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: I don't really take part in nightlife.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: You have to be wealthy to attend here so a lot of people dress nicely, but there are some who just wear sweatpants.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I enjoy sociology a lot. I've had a lot of great research experience here too that will be helpful after college.

Recent Alumnus

Majors: I haven't had an internship

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's first come first serve. There aren't many places around campus so you really need to be on top of things.

3 College Junior

Majors: I have an internship right now. I did not get this internship through loyola though. I work with doctors everyday, and I am able to learn so much not offered in the classroom.

College Junior

Majors: I applied to my program, and my academic standing allowed me to be accepted.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Loyola's campus is absolutely beautiful, and it is very well kept.

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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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