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Reviews 2460 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: From what I've read the graduate programs in psychology are very impressive. Numerous student reviews of the program have also concurred with the high regard and reputation that this university maintains.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: This school doesn't have a ton of parties, but it is proximally located to other schools with more parties.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties are good for the student experience in limited quantities.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Every professor that I have ever had is extremely knowledgable and passionate about their area of expertise.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of religious diversity, as well as political diversity, but economic and racial diversity is almost nonexistent.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are not used by everyone, but I know that in greek life it is present.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: It seems as though we have a lot of things for health and safety. I feel safe around campus. But going to the wellness center if you aren't feeling well will not help you at all. I have only been there twice, so I'm hoping that this is not the experience everybody has, but the workers do not seem to have a desire or ability to help you.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: My housing so far has been fairly good. They have not been spectacular rooms, but I also do not have anything to complain about. It has been a good experience.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: As someone who is not in greek life, I can only speak from the outside looking in. I do not know much about it as a whole. They do not seem to have a massive impact (good or bad) on the people that are not involved. I have never been the most social person, preferring to have a small group of close friends to a huge group. Due to this, I do not regularly attend parties so I am fairly indifferent towards that part of greek life. Overall, it seems to be generally enjoyed by the people involved without being overbearing on the people that choose not to be.

4 College Junior

Athletics: When people think of the popular college sports, my school seems to fall short. My school does not have a football team even though we are a D1 school. Our basketball program is mediocre at best. These are two of the most popular sports when it comes to the public eye. So why did I give my school a great rating? Our Volleyball program. We have won back to back National Championships in my 2 years here, and I can only hope they can keep it up!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My School is absolutely Amazing! The Education Program is unlike any other. From my first semester here, I have been in public schools making a difference and interacting with students. It makes me extremely comfortable in the classroom setting and I can not wait for my student teaching to begin so that I can show that I am ready for my career to start!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: All of the courses I have taken so far have really challenged me to think about my coursework. The professors provide very intriguing and intuitive lectures as well as homework and exams that stimulate our understanding and application of the material. Although tricky, I believe that this really helps us to understand what we are learning and to be able to apply it later on in our careers. The classes are small and most professors get to know your name and who you are so it makes going to them for help and visiting their office hours much easier. There is a giant list of classes offered for every major and minor, as well as elective classes for students seeking creativity or new influences to express themselves.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Loyola has a career center where students can work one-on-one with resumes, cover letters and job applications with a professional. The academic advisors and program advisors also assist students with possible internship and job opportunities, and will put forth all they can in helping you prepare yourself and gaining all the experience needed to apply. Alumni relations are huge on campus, and all students are involved after graduating with Loyola events. We have job fairs throughout the year and on-campus jobs that provide excellent work skills and offer high flexibility with school.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Our campus always has campus safety officers driving around and at the main entrances. We have emergency call stations throughout campus in case of emergencies as well. Overall, on campus I feel safe. Drifting outside the area I don't feel as safe as I do if I stay within the boundaries of campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are all spacious and updated, for upperclassmen everyone gets their own bathroom and most get a kitchen as well in their dorms. RA's are very friendly, approachable and helpful. The residence life staff is always planning new events and social gatherings for students to get together and meet new people in their communities and buildings.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is small at Loyola, there are no houses and not a lot of parties. Each fraternity and sorority is dedicated to their philanthropy and their brotherhood/sisterhood. These people all come together and work with each other to do great things on and off campus to better the student body and the community.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Loyola has a lot of team spirit, supporting our volleyball and basketball teams the most, we have huge turnouts at all of our events and our athletes are very good and train often.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Loyola, the entire atmosphere of the school is amazing. The student body is very diverse and very engaged in current events. No matter what you believe in or fight for, there is an organization or group of students for you to meet with and discuss these topics with. The professors are highly trained and experienced in their fields, some are tough, but they push you to do your best because they know your capabilities.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall, I love my experience at Loyola University. The quality of the courses are great and the professors that I have had so far are passionate and helpful. The class sizes are small, unless you are in science classes. That would be the only complain I guess. The biology and chemistry courses fill up very quickly, so when registration for class for the next semester happens, you need to register quick.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: There are many opportunities of finding jobs and internships. Loyola has job/internship fairs that brings in many different employers from a diverse selection of companies. Loyola provides many services/help for students seeking a job before and after they graduate.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe while I'm on campus. You have to understand though that this is the city of Chicago. There is crime that occurs, it is not that frequent in the area, but it does happen. It is recommended to be aware of your surroundings and try to be with someone during the night. The campus security is good.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The housing is pretty great at Loyola. The dorms for the non-freshmen are apartment style and are spacious. The RAs like to create events for the students and the housing process is fast and easy. The only thing that I do not like is the cost of housing. It is pretty high.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: There are many sororities and fraternities to choose from. The presence of the Greek life is not that big. I do hear from people that the experience is not for everyone, but for some, it is an amazing experience. The Greek housing is pretty near the main campus.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The school offers many sports and club sports. There is a larger emphasis on basketball and volleyball. There is no football or baseball teams. There are two gyms on the main campus; one for the athletes and one for the other students. The gyms are well equipped and nice.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school has a lot to offer. There are many student organizations to get involved in and there are many events that occur to keep you occupied. The campus is beautiful and they provide free public transportation of the city. Their study abroad options are very impressive and vast. You'll always find something to do on campus.

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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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