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Loyola University Maryland Overview

Loyola University Maryland is a private not-for-profit institution located in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Loyola University Maryland Known For?

3,886 Full-Time Undergraduates
$39,168 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Loyola Maryland is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Loyola Maryland.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Loyola Maryland with a bachelor's degree make about $68,100 a year. That's 67% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Loyola Maryland student 4.0 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Loyola University Maryland Rankings

Loyola Maryland landed the #174 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 26 colleges in Maryland, it is ranked at #4.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Loyola Maryland has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Loyola Maryland

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges 174
Best Colleges for International Students 314
Best Colleges for Diversity 503
Best Colleges for the Money 691
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,570

Where Is Loyola University Maryland?

Location of Loyola University Maryland

Contact details for Loyola Maryland are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4501 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210-2699
Phone: 410-617-2000

How Do I Get Into Loyola Maryland?

You can apply to Loyola Maryland online at:

Admission Requirements for Loyola Maryland

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Loyola Maryland?

75% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 75%, Loyola Maryland may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Can I Afford Loyola University Maryland?

$39,168 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Loyola Maryland is $39,168. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Loyola Maryland

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$29,831 $31,065 $32,631 $34,176 $44,500

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Loyola Maryland, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $9,102 a year. That adds up to $36,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loyola Maryland is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Loyola University Maryland Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,886 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,924 undergraduate students at Loyola Maryland, with 3,886 being full-time and 38 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Loyola Maryland

There are also 1,859 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,886 full-time undergraduates at Loyola Maryland, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Loyola Maryland

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Loyola University Maryland students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Loyola Maryland Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 148
Black or African American 200
Hispanic or Latino 376
White 3,014
International Students 31
Other Races/Ethnicities 117

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Loyola University Maryland. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 41 countries are represented at Loyola Maryland. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Spain, India, and China.

Online Learning at Loyola University Maryland

179 Took All Classes Online
328 Took At Least One Class Online
109.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 328 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Loyola Maryland has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 38th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Loyola Maryland

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Loyola University Maryland was 109.3%. This is the #327 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Loyola Maryland regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Loyola Maryland ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Loyola Maryland.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #2
Communication & Journalism #7

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Loyola University Maryland Majors

In 2017-2018, Loyola University Maryland awarded 1,850 undergraduate degrees and 1,646 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 71 24 0
Applied Mathematics 0 12 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 291 171 0
Chemistry 0 4 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 1 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 59 11
Communication & Media Studies 0 97 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 40 48 0
Computer Science 0 15 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 12 0
Economics 0 8 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 64 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 11 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 0
General Biology 0 56 0 0
General Engineering 0 26 0 0
General English Literature 0 20 0 0
General Psychology 0 66 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 1 0 0
History 0 15 0 0
Information Science 0 0 4 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 8 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 10
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 38 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 35 0 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 42 0
Philosophy 0 6 0 0
Physics 0 1 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 38 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 22 0
Religious Studies 0 5 0 0
Romance Languages 0 12 0 0
Sociology 0 8 0 0
Special Education 0 0 6 0
Statistics 0 9 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 50 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 23 163 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 114 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 4 0
Writing Studies 0 25 0 0
Total 0 1,850 1,604 42


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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