Students Say

The Jesuits have a long history of excellence in higher education, and that tradition is richly reflected in the academic programs at Loyola University in Maryland. The undergraduate experience is built around Loyola’s “fantastic core curriculum,” which ensures “a solid foundation in the natural sciences, English, history, philosophy and theology.” Through the core, students across disciplines “take some awesome classes that will completely change your perspective on the world.” Jesuit values and philosophy are emphasized in the coursework, yet the school strikes the “right balance between religion, spirituality, and the everyday life of college students.”

Overview

Applicants
13,863
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
32%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
540 - 630
SAT Math
560 - 640
ACT Composite
25 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

The Jesuits have a long history of excellence in higher education, and that tradition is richly reflected in the academic programs at Loyola University in Maryland. The undergraduate experience is built around Loyola’s “fantastic core curriculum,” which ensures “a solid foundation in the natural sciences, English, history, philosophy and theology.” Through the core, students across disciplines “take some awesome classes that will completely change your perspective on the world.” Jesuit values and philosophy are emphasized in the coursework, yet the school strikes the “right balance between religion, spirituality, and the everyday life of college students.” No matter what field you choose to study, “the academics are outstanding and the coursework is challenging.” A true teaching university, Loyola professors use “different learning techniques to cater to everyone’s different learning styles.” Professors “actually know each of their students by name.” Serving as both personal and academic mentors, Loyola professors “get to know you personally, take time out of their office hours to have intellectual discussions, show you how to learn and how to teach, and help you out when you are having difficulties.” The relationship can even extend off campus, as it’s “fairly common for professors to give out their personal cell phone numbers or to even invite the class to their home for dinner.” There’s extensive “academic support” and tutoring for students in every discipline, and the “Career Center is open for students starting at day one.” Though some would like to see a “larger variety of classes” for undergraduates, many praise the “excellent study abroad program,” which offers the opportunity to spend a year in one of fourteen countries.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
560
with Terminal Degree
321

286
Men
274
Women
100
Minority
11
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
94%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mark Bowden
Journalist; New York Times best-selling author

Tom Clancy
Novelist

Jim McKay
ABC Sports announcer

Barbara Mikulski
US Senator

Cardinal J. Francis Stafford
President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity,

Thomas D'Alesandro III
former mayor of Baltimore

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
96
Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

Loyola University charges undergraduates $42,690 for tuition. Beyond that bill, students can expect an additional $1,400 in fees. Undergrads choosing to live on-campus will have to pay $12,790 for room and board. Off-campus living expenses are often cheaper; students can anticipate spending roughly $7,300. Books and supplies frequently cost around $1,250. Finally, those students residing on-campus will likely need another $1,200 to cover transportation and personal expenses. Those living off-campus will require an additional $1,430.

Bang For Your Buck

Loyola University truly believes that a high quality education should be available to anyone, no matter their financial circumstances. And the financial aid office works tirelessly to help students in whatever manner they can. To that end, the university offers undergrads a variety of scholarships and grants. For example, the Presidential Scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic merit, provides students with between $16,000 and $26,000 in funds. This scholarship is good for four years, provided the recipient maintains a certain GPA. Additionally, the Marion Burk Knott Scholarship, also awarded on the basis of academic merit, covers all four years of tuition for Catholic students residing in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. And, fortunately, students with exceptional financial need typically qualify for Loyola Grants. These grants can range anywhere from $200 to $38,350, depending on need and availability of funds.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,190

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,565

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,250

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,190

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,680

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

In addition to being predominantly Catholic, “many of the students are white, from New York or New Jersey, and come from private high schools.” You’ll see plenty of “Uggs, North Face, pearls, and J. Crew” around campus. Although “the student body may appear homogenous,” students insist that, “Everyone can fit in well if you get past the initial stereotypes and immerse yourself in the opportunities Loyola has to offer.” On that note, students “try to live out the core values of the university and enjoy being a contributing member of school community.” Here, students “care about their academics and do well in school, but they also try to balance that with extracurriculars and their spiritual life.” On the whole, the campus “really welcoming and trustworthy,” with a “great sense of community.” With so many ways to get involved, most students “find their niche at Loyola very quickly.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,084
Out of State
83%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
61

Demographics

3.33%
Asian
5.08%
African-American
9.41%
Hispanic
79.11%
Caucasian

58% female
42% male
83% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Loyola students juggle school, service, spirituality, and social life with extraordinary flair. Monday through Friday, most undergraduates are “insanely busy doing loads of homework, projects, reading, community service, clubs, lectures, [and] sports.” Of particular note, Loyola offers “amazing opportunities to get involved in the Baltimore community through service.” In fact, the school uses “Baltimore city as an extension of the classroom,” where students learn about real life, rather than living in a college bubble. On the weekends, things slow down around campus, though students can partake of the “numerous speakers, movies, events, or sporting events” hosted by the university. In addition, “a lot of people go out to bars on Fridays and Saturdays,” because “there is no Greek life” on campus and Loyola’s strict alcohol policies make it difficult to throw parties. Loyola students can be found out and about in Baltimore, “going out to eat, catching an Orioles game, attending a concert at the BSO, [or] walking around the harbor.” “Most students live on campus” during the school year, enjoying a surprisingly comfortable lifestyle in Loyola’s cushy dormitories. If you score a spot in one of the suites, you and your roommates will “have full kitchens in your dorm by sophomore year.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
82%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
93
First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
88

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
232
Number of Honor Societies
33

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
12

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Greyhounds)
9 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Greyhounds)
11 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Maryland - College Park

Sustainability

Green Rating
80

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
114

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo, Apple, Verizon, and AT&T

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Valerie Richardson

Address
Admissions Office
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210

Phone
4106175012

Email
admission@loyola.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Reverend Harold Ridley, S.J., Athletic Complex
Loyola/Notre Dame Library
The Loyola University Art Gallery
Fitness and Aquatic Center
Boulder Garden Cafe/Primo's: New Marketplace
http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/facilities/locl-ridley.html

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Baltimore's Inner Harbor
National Aquarium
Babe Ruth Museum
Walters Art Gallery
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri following info sessions at 10am and 2:00pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Valerie Richardson

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@loyola.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Valerie Richardson

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Baltimore-Washington International Airport is 23 miles from campus. Taxis and rental cars are available at the airport, and limousine service is provided to area hotels. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses also serve Baltimore.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-695 (Baltimore Beltway), take Exit 25 (Charles St.). Proceed south on Charles St. approximately 7 miles. The college's main entrance is on North Charles St., just north of the Cold Spring Lane intersection.

Local Accommodations
The Inn at the Colonade (410-235-5400); Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys (410-532-6900.
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Key Stats

13,863
Applicants
4,084
Size
60%
Acceptance Rate
1180
SAT Scores

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