Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
8,952
Tuition
$34,578
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1998 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of diverse options to eat off-campus, but I'm not really a fan of the Thai options.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Chicago is a great place to live, and there is so much to do all the time. You will never be bored here.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus safety is very good about keeping the students as safe as possible, but Chicago is a very crime-filled area so they can only do so much.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: It's much lower key then state schools, but it is still fun in its own way.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Loyola is pretty strict with their rules, so you must adhere to them closely.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most professors are willing to do whatever it takes to help students, but others have no interest in doing so.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Alumni are very important to Loyola especially because it is a private Catholic university.

3 College Junior

Academics: Overall, this is pretty average. Registration for classes is very difficult to do though. The system needs to be revamped as soon as possible to be honest.

3 College Junior

Academics: It's very difficult to register for classes being a biology major because there are so many other students with my major.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is pretty average. I've heard from friends that Loyola housing provides much larger rooms than most colleges though.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Loyola is very good at promoting diversity. All are welcome here.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's low-key compared to most schools but not obsolete.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Loyola athletics are great. There are a good amount of spectators at sports events, but its not as big at loyola as it is at a state school.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are three dining halls and most of the time the food is the same in each. Flex dollars can be used at the convenient store and the coffee shops on campus

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Not very difficult getting into the program. Just be yourself and be honest.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The biology department has many opportunity's for students. There are many different types of courses such as marine biology and animal biology.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Do not know about the nightlife

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally not part of the Greek life can not really review it

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Student involvement is increasing each year, the men's volleyball team is the best sports team, lots of school spirit

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Just got a new work out facilitate. New quads around campus. Many of the buildings have been converted to green buildings

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Many different religions and it is great to get to know different types of religions. Many of the students come from different backgrounds

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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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