Loyola University Chicago

2,485 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Loyola University Chicago is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
Website

Loyola University Chicago Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$31,069/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,348/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,492/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,623/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,054/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,287/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.168 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.172 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.172 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,331Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • They cannot be summed up into one word.
    24%
  • Well-off, rather sheltered suburban liberals
    18%
  • Average
    17%
  • Diverse and motivated
    13%
  • Rich
    12%
  • Awesome
    6%
  • Pretentious
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.204 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.234 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    25%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Well-Rounded
    15%
  • Open-Minded
    11%
  • Reasonable
    7%
  • Resourceful
    6%
  • Inspiring
    6%

After Loyola University Chicago

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.123 responses

Reviews

2,485 reviews
  • Excellent
    373
  • Very Good
    898
  • Average
    981
  • Poor
    174
  • Terrible
    59
Loyola Chicago is perfect for someone looking for a college experience in a world class city. The student body is really down to earth and academically focused. That being said, there are plenty of opportunities to party and explore Chicago. I absolutely love Loyola. I truly found my home here and have made life long friends. The school of business is challenging but the professors are engaging and Schreiber Center is beautiful. Loyola is expensive, but I find it to be worth every penny. Loyola also has a great reputation in Chicago. Overall, the school provides a traditional college experience in a big city!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
I like the campus itself. It's truly beautiful; it faces the lake and it is just a god-sent to wake up to every morning. The cool thing about Loyola is that there's always something to do. Whether it's events in your residence hall, events on campus, or just studying for your major, I feel like it is pretty hard to be bored on this campus. I'm giving it three stars because I personally find it to be challenging here, but only because my major (which is Nursing!) is pretty difficult! It is definitely more oriented around academics and less around the party scene. If you want to go to a place where you will actually get stuff done and not just drink your problems away at the bar, then here's the place. Other than that, the campus gives off a fun vibe, but people here know how to buckle down and do well.
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
Mertz Hall is where most of the freshmen live. It's a good place to meet new people and make some friends during your first year of college. There's a kitchen on the main floor next to the laundry room and the lounge area- it's kept in pretty decent shape but not many people use anything other than the microwave. The floor bathrooms can get kinda gross though so make sure you bring shower shoes! Fordham Hall is one of the best dorms. It's like an apartment- a kitchen (no microwave), a bathroom, a small walk-in closet, and nice big windows. But of course, all of the dorms are very expensive. I would strongly recommend living off campus asap because it saves a ton of money.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago