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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload isn't awful, but you definitely need to stay on top of things to succeed. Teachers are caring and do care if you succeed, so it's nice to know they always support you. They make themselves very available to those who need help, but you definitely need to take responsibility when it comes to academics.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It is hard work but it is challenging in a good way.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: My workload during finals was ridiculous, but typically it was pretty moderate. Certian professors assign more work than others, but as long as you do your assigned work and study you should do wonderfully.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are very experienced and knowledgeable about the material they teach. The curriculum is designed to fit the student and the workload is intense but not unmanageable. The registration process is not difficult.

3 College Freshman

Academics: This school has good academics. Many of the courses are good.

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The academics and workload at Loyola vary by professor. Some professors are easier than others, and some are more helpful than others when you need some extra help. All professors have special office hours where they have to be available for any student who needs them outside of class. One thing that is certain is that you must be prepared to write at least one paper, whether it be one page or several pages.

If you are really outgoing, you will most likely be one of those students who has a great relationship with your adviser and department. Some students have had to switch advisers because they felt like they were not receiving adequate attention, but it is a simple and easy process. For scheduling, the order is freshmen one day, seniors the next, juniors the day after, and then finally sophomores. Athletes and honors students tend to register with freshmen, but some do register with their class levels. If ever you have a problem, you can call the Office of Student Records or talk with your adviser.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
306
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
175
Total FT Faculty
325
Faculty with Terminal Degree
92%
Average Faculty Salary
$77,507
Full-Time Retention Rate
77%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Graduation Rate
59%
Programs/Majors Offered
72
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 51%
  • 20 to 49 students: 48%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Business
  • College of Humanities & Natural Sciences
  • College of Music & Fine Arts
  • College of Social Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Law: 10%
  • Psychology: 2%
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other: 7%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 2%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious studies
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Online degrees
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
The typical structure of an online class is posting a paragraph or more with your thoughts, commenting on others' posts a few times a week, and writing two papers, one as the midterm and one as the final. One teacher actually records herself at a podium giving a ten minute or so lecture about the material for the week. Not many other teachers will do that.
Best Places to Study
  • Danna Student Center, in front of Community Coffee
  • Monroe Library, second floor and above (quiet floors)
Did You Know?
Most online courses are actually eight-week courses. That's half a semester! The first eight-week session actually starts a bit before regular classes begin in the fall, and the second eight-week session begins a little after Halloween.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 59 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 often do you:    Based on 31 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

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 31 responses

  • 16% This was my dream school.
  • 65% This was one of my top choices.
  • 19% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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