Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
8,952
Tuition
$34,578
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2014 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Many scholarships that are based on GPA and many grants from Loyola itself.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not many right near campus but close. Many off campus housing is within a mile or two.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a higher girl to guy ratio on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love attending Loyola University of Chicago because the classes are small and the professors will work one-on-one with you. The professors are very caring and nice.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is an amazing career center that helps students and graduates find jobs and careers. The office is always available for students to go and talk.

3 College Senior

Academics: Biology/Pre-Med is definitely the career path of a substantial number of students on campus. Especially for majors in the arts/social sciences/etc, it can be frustrating having to pull teeth with the administration to even get classes offered. Resources are also spread very thin in those departments, which is disappointing.

3 College Senior

Academics: Loyola is a fairly rigorous academic institution. There are definitely some classes that are not up to par, and others that surpass all expectations.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It's Chicago, so choices abound. Some require some travel, but most students know of a variety of good places.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Loyola is a fairly diverse campus. There are large presences of many different religions/ethnicities/sexual orientations.

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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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