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Academics

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The majority of students take academics seriously

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Teachers are very nice and approachable. Class sizes are small so your professor will know your name.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are wonderful and approachable

4 College Freshman

Academics: The grading system is slightly different than other schools but overall Loyola has a great academic system.

4 College Freshman

Academics: academics in the school are not bad, I would just encourage people to go to office hours if you are confused or else they won't help you

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The academics at Loyola are above and beyond a typical college education. Loyola has a core program in which all students are required to participate. This program is a great opportunity for Loyola to create well-rounded, worldly students who are intelligent citizens. The subjects required in the core program include history, theology, literature, foreign language, sociology, science, and art. These classes are extremely helpful in giving students at Loyola a balanced education, as is fitting with the values that Loyola is based on.

The classes at Loyola are noted for being very small, generally around 20 students per class. There are some TAs here, and the professors are very attentive and intelligent as well. They are also very eager to teach and easy to communicate with.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
334
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
203
Total FT Faculty
334
Faculty with Terminal Degree
83%
Average Faculty Salary
$80,478
Full-Time Retention Rate
88%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Graduation Rate
84%
Programs/Majors Offered
55
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 45%
  • 20 to 49 students: 54%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Loyola College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Sellinger School of Business
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 7%
  • Business/Commerce, General: 7%
  • Montessori Teacher Education: 3%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
  • Theology
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
Best Places to Study
  • Jenkins Study Hall
  • Notre Dame/Loyola Library
  • Sellinger Hall
  • Study halls in all dorm buildings
Tips to Succeed
  • Go to your professors' office hours.
  • Save the number of the first cab that does not cheat you out of money and picks you up on time, and always call this one.
  • Use the Writing Center.
  • Use www.ratemyprofessor.com.
Did You Know?
  • First-year students can register for a "First Year Program," which falls under one of three categories-Alpha, Collegium, and FE 100. These are just like regular semester-long courses, but they meet for an extra day a week for discussions or group excursions.
  • Loyola College has academic mentor teams to guide incoming freshmen through the sometimes tough transition into college life. Junior and senior volunteers are paired with freshmen to answer questions about class registration, choosing a major, and campus life.
  • The unique thing about Loyola is that the College sends grade reports to parents of freshmen who have less than a C in a course. All Loyola students are bound to the Honor Code, which stresses student integrity.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 29 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 30 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 14 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 67% Tom Clancy - author
  • 33% Barbara Mikulski - U.S. senator
  • 0% Jim McKay - sportscaster
  • 0% Mark Bowden - author

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 14 responses

  • 14% This was my dream school.
  • 43% This was one of my top choices.
  • 43% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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