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Loyola University Chicago Overview

Loyola University Chicago is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Loyola University Chicago Known For?

2,943 Undergraduate Awards
$45,458 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Loyola Chicago have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Loyola Chicago is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 51% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Loyola Chicago makes roughly $54,100 a year. This is 33% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Loyola Chicago student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Loyola University Chicago Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Loyola Chicago has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#43 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#123 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#141 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#195 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Loyola Chicago.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Management Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#125 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Loyola Chicago has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Colleges for Management Information Systems College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#37 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#39 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#56 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#169 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Loyola University Chicago?

Location of Loyola University Chicago

Contact details for Loyola Chicago are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-274-3000
Website: https://www.luc.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LoyolaChicago
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LoyolaChicago

How Do I Get Into Loyola Chicago?

You can apply to Loyola Chicago online at: https://www.luc.edu/undergrad/apply/

Admission Requirements for Loyola Chicago

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Loyola Chicago?

71% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores
Loyola Chicago has an acceptance rate of 71%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 23% of students accepted to Loyola Chicago submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 550 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 570 to 660 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 550 to 650 )
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800
Loyola Chicago received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 24 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 23 to 28 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 24 to 29 )
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36

Can I Afford Loyola University Chicago?

$45,458 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
3.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Loyola Chicago is $45,458. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Loyola Chicago, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $8,273 a year. That adds up to $33,092 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loyola Chicago is 3.2%. 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 Chicago Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,622 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,240 undergraduate students at Loyola Chicago, with 11,622 being full-time and 618 being part-time.

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

There are also 4,919 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,622 full-time undergraduates at Loyola Chicago, 33% are male and 67% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Loyola Chicago

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Loyola Chicago Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,420
Black or African American 585
Hispanic or Latino 1,923
White 6,516
International Students 473
Other Races/Ethnicities 705

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Loyola University Chicago. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 101 countries are represented at Loyola Chicago. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Loyola University Chicago

1,136 Took All Classes Online
2,158 Took At Least One Class Online
5.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,158 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 26th most popular in Illinois 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 Chicago

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Loyola University Chicago was 5.3%. This is the #1,644 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Loyola Chicago regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Loyola Chicago majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 24%
Computer & Information Sciences 8%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11%
Health Professions 3%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 11%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 4%
Nursing 8%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 55%
Psychology 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Loyola Chicago 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 Chicago.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #54
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #75
Communication & Media Studies #75
Communication & Journalism #109
Computer Information Systems #124
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #153
Psychology #153
Computer & Information Sciences #281
Criminal Justice & Corrections #292
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #331
Nursing #357

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 Chicago Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 295 9 75 16 395
General Biology 0 0 309 0 54 1 364
Social Work 0 0 50 8 277 1 336
Business Administration & Management 0 12 137 11 161 0 321
Legal Research 0 0 0 116 136 0 252
General Psychology 0 0 232 0 0 0 232
Law 0 0 0 0 0 197 197
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 153 153
Accounting 0 0 64 0 72 0 136
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 106 0 23 0 129
Marketing 0 0 112 0 10 0 122
Political Science & Government 0 0 105 0 6 0 111
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 109 0 0 0 109
Management Information Systems 0 0 98 1 8 0 107
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 91 0 15 0 106
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 13 0 67 24 104
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 86 0 0 0 86
General English Literature 0 0 65 0 7 2 74
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 55 18 0 73
International Relations & National Security 0 0 67 0 0 0 67
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 41 22 0 0 63
History 0 0 45 0 16 2 63
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 36 23 0 59
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 28 0 30 0 58
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 45 13 58
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 37 0 20 0 57
Computer Information Systems 11 0 36 0 9 0 56
Legal Support Services 46 0 10 0 0 0 56
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 0 8 33 11 52
Behavioral Science 0 52 0 0 0 0 52
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 51 0 0 0 51
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 2 0 0 8 41 0 51
Health & Medical Administrative Services 2 0 38 0 9 0 49
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 45 0 0 0 45
Human Resource Management 3 0 13 6 23 0 45
Romance Languages 0 0 38 0 6 0 44
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 40 0 2 1 43
Sociology 0 0 33 0 7 3 43
Computer Engineering 0 0 21 0 19 0 40
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 37 0 0 0 37
Statistics 0 0 13 0 22 0 35
Philosophy 0 0 24 0 4 6 34
Journalism 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
International Business 0 0 26 3 0 0 29
Public Health 0 0 0 4 25 0 29
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 18 9 0 27
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 9 0 13 4 26
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 23 0 23
Chemistry 0 0 13 0 2 7 22
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 21 0 0 0 0 21
Anthropology 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Natural Resource Management 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 1 17 1 19
Physics 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
International Education 0 0 0 0 18 0 18
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 9 8 17
Mathematics 0 0 10 0 6 0 16
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 16 0 16
Ethnic Studies 0 0 3 0 12 0 15
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 11 0 2 0 13
Information Technology 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Special Education 0 0 7 0 4 0 11
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Human Services 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 5 5 10
Fine & Studio Arts 1 0 8 0 0 0 9
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Dance 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 3 4 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 4 0 2 0 6
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Human Computer Interaction 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 2 3 5
Music 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Environmental Engineering 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Business/Corporate Communications 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Multilingual Education 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Area Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Public Administration 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Religious Education 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Missionary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 66 85 2,792 308 1,439 464 5,154

References

*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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