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Since its founding in 1852, Loyola University Maryland?s time-tested, distinctly taught Jesuit approach to education has been giving students the tools and developing the traits they will need to learn, lead, and serve in our diverse and ever-changing world. Loyola is everything a Catholic, Jesuit education should be: rigorous, values-oriented, communal, and spiritually uplifting. Our students graduate ready to meet the complex demands of today and to anticipate and adapt to the needs of tomorrow. Loyola affords students a transformative experience that allows them to embrace new perspectives, develop critical thinking skills, and become their very best selves: knowledgeable, capable, confident, and committed to changing lives?others? and their own.

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Loyola?s admission process?like our academic philosophy and our graduates?is atypical. Taking a holistic approach, we seek students who are best suited to take advantage of everything Loyola has to offer. Our Jesuit tradition of education is based on the concept of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. We consider academic merit as well as all other aspects of your preparation to handle what will be asked of you once you enroll at Loyola University Maryland. That may be extracurricular involvement, athletics, service, leadership, or something totally unique to you. This interest in the whole student is why we?ve adopted a test-optional admission policy.

All applicants (first-year, transfer, and international) are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships, and we do not require a separate application for consideration. Students are notified of merit scholarship awards at the time of admission.

First-year students apply online using the Common Application and are required to submit the following materials: official high school transcript(s), high school counselor recommendation letter, high school teacher, recommendation letter, SAT/ACT scores (or additional essay or teacher recommendation, if applying test-optional), personal essay, and $60 application fee. For detailed information on the first-year admission process, please visit www.loyola.edu/apply-now or contact us at admission@loyola.edu.

Transfer students apply online using the Common Application for transfer students and are required to submit the following material: the college report/Registrar?s Report from each institution attended, official high school transcript(s), official college transcript(s) including current semester courses, and $60 application fee. For detailed information on the transfer admission process, please visit www.loyola.edu/transfer or contact us at transferadmission@loyola.edu.

International applicants can apply for first-year or transfer admission and are required to submit additional material with their application. Visit www.loyola.edu/internationaladmission for details.


Overview

Applicants
11,600
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
29%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 650
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 640

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 660

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — November 15

Regular — January 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Academic Programs


There?s a simple reason a comprehensive liberal arts experience has been the Jesuit educational standard for nearly 500 years: It works. No other academic program better prepares students to meet the various and complex challenges that await?today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now. No other educational experience better prepares students to lead a life full of intellectual inquiry, creative output, meaning, and professional fulfilment. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 20, students who experience the Jesuit approach to education Loyola University Maryland graduate with uniquely powerful traits: bright minds, bold hearts, and broad global knowledge. They embrace and thrive?and go on to succeed?in our wondrous, interconnected, and complicated world.

The curriculum at Loyola is divided into three parts: the core, the major, and electives. The core contains courses essential to the liberal arts foundation of a Jesuit education: a classical or foreign language, literature, writing, natural and applied science, social science, fine arts, history, philosophy, ethics, diversity, and theology, and these courses are completed by all students throughout their years. Majors enable students to pursue their specialized area of study in depth. Electives give students the opportunity to broaden their intellectual and cultural background in areas of special interest. To prepare for graduate study, students may enroll in one of three pre-professional programs: pre-health, pre-medical, or pre-law. Through service-learning, research, practicums, field experience, internships, and independent study, students extend classroom learning throughout their coursework and obtain valuable skills and experience.

Messina, Loyola?s first-year experience, is designed to help students adjust quickly to college-level work and forge a clear path to success at Loyola and in the life and career that will follow. Messina offers a similarly distinctive and powerful beginning, an opportunity to explore a wide range of academic disciplines, appreciate their interconnectedness, and take to heart the importance of learning in a student?s personal and intellectual growth.

Majors and Degrees Offered


Loyola offers more than 30 majors and more than 45 minors. The Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded in art history, classical civilization, classics, communication, comparative cultures and literary studies, computer science, economics, elementary education, English, fine arts, French, German, global studies, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, speech-language-hearing sciences, theology, and writing. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is awarded in accounting, business economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, and marketing. The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering (with concentrations in mechanical, computer, electrical, and materials), mathematics, statistics, and physics.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
526
with Terminal Degree
323

265
Women
261
Men
105
Minority
8
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
83%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Related Services.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Writing, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.
  • History.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics.
  • Statistics.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics.
  • Political Science and Government.
  • Social Sciences, Other.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Fine and Studio Arts.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.


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.

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

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
83%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

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

ROI & Outcomes

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


For the 2017-18 academic year, tuition for all undergraduate students is $46,160 per year. Housing costs are $10,070 or $11,340, depending upon the specific residence hall in which the student lives. The base meal plan for first-year residential students is $5,570 per year and student fees are estimated at $1,400.

Financial Aid


We maintain a strong commitment to helping make Loyola?s high-quality Jesuit education affordable for qualified students and their families. That?s why more than 80% of undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance from institutional, federal, state, and private sources. To apply for financial assistance, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile through the College Scholarship Service. For more detailed information on Loyola?s financial aid programs, visit www.loyola.edu/financialaid .


Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 15
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,718

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,593

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,908

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,969

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,940

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 Methodology
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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During 2017-18, GCU?s diverse student body was made up of 25 students from 19 international countries, with over 2,200 coming from New Jersey, while students from 19 other states represented the out-of-state population. Over 40% of GCU?s full-time undergraduates were first-generation college students; and, over 45% were full-time Pell recipients.

Georgian Court University is a proud member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. We also belong to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Division II reflects our own philosophy. It?s an ideal balance between athletic excellence and academic achievement. GCU student-athletes maintain an above-average GPA, participate regularly in community service projects, and make their mark on college athletics. Many qualify for athletic scholarships.

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Georgian Court University is the official representative voice of the GCU student body. The SGA advocates on behalf of the students? interests and concerns. Through representation on University committees and other special meetings, the Student Government Association continues to play a vital role in fostering community and providing a direct link between students, faculty, and administration. The University also boasts several programs to help engage and develop students? leadership abilities, as well as a plethora of other clubs and organizations catering to a broad range of interests and lifestyles.

The Office of Campus Ministry at Georgian Court University exists to support the spiritual growth of all members of the GCU community. Campus ministry?s mission includes: Gathering a vibrant community for worship, prayer, and reflection; Celebrating the Catholic Christian faith of our sponsors, the Sisters of Mercy; Cultivating faith-filled leaders who can have a positive impact on our world; and Animating the GCU community for compassionate service and advocacy for justice.

For a list of student organizations that are available or to learn how to start your own club, visit georgian.edu/clubs-organizations.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,924
Foreign Countries Represented
53

Demographics

3.82%
Asian
5.33%
African-American
9.71%
Hispanic
77.63%
Caucasian

58% female
42% male
82% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

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."

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Location


Unlike many urban university campuses, Loyola occupies the best of two worlds: Our beautiful Evergreen campus is distinct from the surrounding city, yet intimately connected to the diverse metropolis we call home. Students experience Baltimore?s unique culture, history, people, institutions and 225 neighborhoods?and discover ways to make their own mark. Explore our facilities, buildings, and 80 acres of wooded landscape through our photo gallery, and get a sense of why 81% of students choose to live on campus for all of their years at Loyola. Of course, there's no better way to learn about Loyola than to experience it firsthand?which is why we encourage all interested students to visit, take a guided tour, and gather more information to help make the college decision easier.

Campus Facilities & Equipment


Loyola's campus is like a city within a city: theaters, art galleries, and sports arenas. A library, bookstore, student center, and state-of-the-art fitness center. Places of worship. An innovation lab. Great places to eat that offer fresh, made-from-scratch food and multiple student meal plans. A student-run radio station, literary journal, publishing house, and newspaper. Spacious, modern, fully furnished double-room and apartment-style homes?equipped with heating and air conditioning, laundry facilities, vending machines, and recreation areas?provide all the comforts of home... and then some. Loyola's seven residence halls combine the comfort and space of top-notch accommodations with the activity of dorm life.

Off-Campus Opportunities


Baltimore is home to 13 universities and 120,000 students, which means Loyola students benefit from an expanded social calendar and academic life beyond our campus. The fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, Baltimore-Washington, D.C., further offers a variety of cultural, recreational, and historical points of interest in addition to myriad employment and internship opportunities in hundreds of fields. In fact, 80% of students participate in a practicum, internship, or field experience before they graduate, and as many are involved in service throughout the Baltimore community.

Few things enrich a student's college education like international experience. That's why more than two-thirds of Loyola undergraduates participate in the University's extensive study abroad programs, which includes programs and exchanges taught in English, total immersion programs taught in the host country?s native language, and combinations of the two, in nearly 30 countries around the globe.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
81%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

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."

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

10% participate in intercollegiate sports

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

73/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo, Apple, Verizon, and AT&T

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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