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Reviews 2167 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not experienced off-campus housing as I am a current freshman. For the first two years of attendance, the university requires you to live on-campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's Chicago. There are dozens of options to choose from no matter what type of food you are looking for.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Campus strictness can very depending on your experience. Personally, I consider the administration to be a little too relaxed in regard to underage drinking, however, that is probably not an opinion shared by all.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Very straight forward procedure to receive scholarships from the school. Overall, the university takes steps to make processes efficient and smooth.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: On campus the party scene is nonexistent, however, students do choose to party in their dorms on occasion. If a student is into partying then they will likely be doing so off campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: As good as college food can be expected to be. Accessing your meal plan is very simple and efficient.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is high quality. Every room includes at least a bed and a desk for every student. Rooms are spacious enough for a freshman in college.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't looked into off-campus housing much since it's a little out of my price range at the moment, but I know that the surrounding area is a little sketchy. There was that whole situation this year where the Loyola student got shot a block away from campus, so I am a little afraid of looking for apartments.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love the availability of food around campus. Plus, the L is right next to campus, so you can get to whatever restaurant you want to go to.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't know about the strictness since I live off campus, but I haven't heard any complaints.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a pretty good merit scholarship from Loyola, but other than that, I didn't get much financial aid. I only qualified for an unsubsidized loan, and I didn't even qualify for a work study. My parents make a decent amount of money, but it still is ridiculous for Loyola to expect them to have enough to pay for their high tuition. I am lucky that I get to live off campus, though, because that at least saves them $13,000 a year.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to many parties because I don't live on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I love the food court, but I can't comment on halls.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus. I commute from home.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: Often got sick , or ate and then 2 hours later was hungry again.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: For what I am paying it is rough but at least we get a kitchen.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many different people of different religions around campus and everyone is very accepting. There are places and organizations like SDMA. You don't feel like you are alone.

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College Junior

Campus Housing: I dont live on campus

4 College Junior

Administration: It is definitely a wonderful, kind, helpful, and professional school.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: There really isn't a strict policy.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Its decent, the rooms are really small though.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Not the best for pre-med because there are so many kids who are doing the same thing as you and its hard to find the help you need.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Its not that huge, but there are different chapters and they do a lot of community services.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There isn't much financial that is offered.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Well, its food, can't really complain.


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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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