Loyola University Chicago Overview
Located in Chicago, Illinois, Loyola University Chicago is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Loyola University Chicago Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Loyola Chicago is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Loyola Chicago.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 50% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Loyola Chicago with a bachelor's degree make about $63,232 a year. That's 55% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- 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.
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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Loyola Chicago.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Loyola Chicago has earned from around the web.
|#2||Best Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Schools||College Factual|
|#7||Best Theology & Religious Vocations Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#36||Best Psychology Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#52||Best Education Schools||College Factual|
|#90||Best Nursing Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
|#110||Best Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Loyola University Chicago?
Contact details for Loyola Chicago are given below.
|Address:||1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Loyola Chicago?
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 100% 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 560 and 670.
Can I Afford Loyola University Chicago?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Loyola Chicago, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $9,165 a year. That adds up to $36,660 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Loyola Chicago is 2.7%. 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
There are also 5,281 graduate students at the school.
Of the 10,924 full-time undergraduates at Loyola Chicago, 32% are male and 68% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Loyola University Chicago students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||565|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,943|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Loyola Chicago has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 13th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Loyola Chicago
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $46,060 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Loyola Chicago is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#55||#55|
Online Affordability Rankings of Loyola Chicago Rankings
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $46,060 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Loyola Chicago is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#70||#70|
Online Growth Rankings of Loyola Chicago
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Loyola University Chicago was 302.1%. This is the #220 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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||11%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||2%|
|Legal Support Services||26%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||19%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Loyola Chicago ranks compared to all other mostly 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|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#10|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#26|
|Business Administration & Management||#85|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#124|
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.
*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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