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4 College Senior

Athletics: School spirit and the Dog Pound are huge parts of Loyola! The FAC (our main athletic facility for NARPs) is the absolute best. It's difficult at times to get to Ridley, where the lacrosse and soccer teams play, but definitely worth it. Lacrosse is definitely the biggest sport on our campus so you never want to miss a game. Students are always involved from the facilities staff, to taking photos on the field to the student-run cheering section. The sometimes free Chick-Fil-A is always an added plus.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity athletics are great. Loyola competes at the NCAA Division I level, so it is the best of collegiate athletics.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We only have one good sport and that is Lacrosse. The other teams do not really compete well in the league. However, I do like to attend as many games as possible for sports like Basketball, Soccer, and Lacrosse. The school spirit is good as long as we are winning which isn't often.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Lacrosse is huge at Loyola. Student have ton of school spirit during the games at Ridley.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school spirit is far from what you would expect from a D1 school. There is one group that cars and thats the Super Fans. Other than that no one really care which is sad, especially when your school is in the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Top 4. The FAC is super nice though.


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Loyola athletics has many talented teams and players, and Loyola's name in sports is definitely on the rise. The men's basketball team recently made the NCAA tournament, and the men's lacrosse team brought home the NCAA championship. Basketball, soccer, and lacrosse are the most popular sports at Loyola, and we have some of the best athletes in the country. Our athletic program is very strong, and students are encouraged to attend games and support the athletes. 

There is no shortage of school spirit here. At every game, the bleachers are always packed with student superfans, and we have been called the best college fan section in the country. There is a sea of green at every sporting event, and it is so fun to join the Loyola community in supporting our student athletes at their games. Attending games is easy as well, because every student can get tickets with their student ID. Many students join in athletics through intramural teams. There are teams for anything from soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey to inner tube water polo, squash, and flag football. With the amazing FAC, there's no shortage of student recreation opportunities.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Patriot League
School Colors
Green and grey
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
197 - 13%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
217 - 10%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Badminton (coed)
  • Baseball (men's)
  • Basketball (men's and women's)
  • Dance (women's)
  • Field hockey (women's)
  • Golf (coed)
  • Ice hockey (men's)
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Marksmanship (coed)
  • Roller hockey (men's)
  • Rugby (men's)
  • Sailing (coed)
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Softball (women's)
  • Swimming (coed)
  • Tennis (coed)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (coed)
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Water polo (coed)
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Kickball
  • Soccer (indoor and outdoor)
  • Softball
  • Volleyball (court and sand)
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Fitness & Aquatic Center (FAC)
  • Loyola/Johns Hopkins Track & Field Complex
  • Reitz Arena
  • Ridley Athletic Complex (RAC)
Most Popular Sports
Dance team, lacrosse, soccer
School Spirit
School spirit on campus is huge! Our superfans have been called the best student sections in the stands. There is a sea of green at many of the sports games. Go Greyhounds!
Getting Tickets
All full-time undergraduate students are entitled to receive one free general admission ticket to all Loyola home athletic events. Tickets are required for men's and women's basketball and men's and women's lacrosse. This does not include MAAC or NCAA post-season events held at Loyola College. Students present their valid Loyola ID card at the gate to gain admittance to the game. Student chair-back seating for all home mens basketball games is located in sections 6 and 7. These sections are considered the student section. To purchase additional tickets, or if you have any questions, call the athletic business office at (410) 617-2547.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The tulip garden

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 87 responses

  • 1% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 38% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 57% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 3% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 88 responses

  • 23% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 28% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 49% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 88 responses

  • 57% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 40% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 3% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.


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