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Reviews 1986 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Loyola is one of the most diverse campuses

3 College Freshman

Academics: A variety of professors. some good and some bad

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: You have to get to know the right people, but once you're in it's a great scene.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's CHICAGO! There is never a shortage of great places to eat right around the corner.

4 College Freshman

Administration: As long as you respect them and follow the rules (or at least don't get caught) there will be no problems.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My freshman year I got a great amount of financial aid, a lot of my college was covered for and it was very easy to talk to the financial aid office.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food in the dining halls can get very repetitive. It tastes good, but it's the same thing every day. By the end of the year, I was so sick of eating in the dining halls. Luckily...the meal plan includes $200 of dining dollars that you can use in the food courts (different from the dining halls) which provides a much bigger variety!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Mertz Hall. While the rooms weren't quite as spacious as I had hoped, the atmosphere was fantastic. The community feel was great! Plus, very close to classes and dining, as well as the library.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: My only issue is there is a limited variety and very few healthy, good tasting options.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I liked the atmosphere most of the time, but it was a relatively judge mental atmosphere from Resident Assistants that led other residents to believe they could treat others with less respect.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's alright from my experience.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of restaurants are available and are within walking distance.

4 College Freshman

Administration: For the most part, the school is lenient and tolerant of new organizations and social causes. Honor code is respectable and allows for flexibility.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid provided a lot, but a significant portion were loans, especially from the school. The total amount of grants and scholarships was less impressive.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I commute to school, and It is great. The people are friendly, and the school is close to Lake Michigan. The cost is a little more than I can afford. The architecture is splendid.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Check out the Bop N' Grill.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Keep accurate notes to prevent miscommunication.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The food is excellent. They have all types of food to please anyone. The school promotes diversity for all.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lake views from high rises is always nice and there are some beautiful brownstones in the Rogers Park community.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Chicago has some of the best food places in the world, and bop n grille is just around the corner!

3 College Freshman

Administration: At a Jesuit University there are a lot more rules to adhere to than the average campus, but it's all in your best interest to follow and makes the school a better place to be at.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Being in Chicago it's hard to keep a party from getting shut down but they can be fun, the only negative would be cramped apartments. I've always liked the ability to meet other people on a Saturday night!

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Everyone I know has at least a 12,000 scholarship provided by Loyola which is great and purely academic based!

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: DeNobili was definitely a favorite of mine and has really great food options, however once that got old there was plenty of variety surrounding campus!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in De Nobili dorm for my first year of college was a great experience, it was clean, new, social, had semi-private bathrooms, and a dining hall in residence. Couldn't have asked for more.

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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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