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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?

10,681 Full-Time Undergraduates
$34,024 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 degree 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.

Loyola University Chicago Rankings

Loyola Chicago landed the #247 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 61 colleges in Illinois, it is ranked at #9.

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

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Loyola Chicago

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 176
Best Colleges for Veterans 210
Best Colleges 247
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 274
Best Colleges for Diversity 371
Best Colleges for the Money 899

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 550 to 650 )
200
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 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Loyola University Chicago?

$34,024 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
3.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Loyola Chicago is $34,024. 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 Chicago

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$28,591 $28,632 $31,392 $34,824 $37,895

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

10,681 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,420 undergraduate students at Loyola Chicago, with 10,681 being full-time and 739 being part-time.

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

There are also 5,253 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,681 full-time undergraduates at Loyola Chicago, 34% are male and 66% 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 1,287
Black or African American 534
Hispanic or Latino 1,649
White 5,897
International Students 585
Other Races/Ethnicities 729

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Loyola University Chicago awarded 5,754 undergraduate degrees and 3,806 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 64 72 0
Anthropology 0 21 0 0
Area Studies 0 1 0 0
Behavioral Science 52 0 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 40 2 1
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 33 11
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 11 2 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 3 0 0
Business Administration & Management 12 137 161 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 45 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 13 2 7
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 9 8
Classical Languages & Literature 0 6 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 13 67 24
Communication & Media Studies 0 37 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 21 19 0
Computer Information Systems 0 36 9 0
Computer Science 0 0 17 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 91 15 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 5 5
Dance 0 8 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 8 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 9 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 15 0 0
Education Philosophy 0 0 17 1
Educational Administration 0 0 45 13
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 18 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 3 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 3 12 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 106 23 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 8 0 0
General Biology 0 309 54 1
General English Literature 0 65 7 2
General Psychology 0 232 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 38 9 0
History 0 45 16 2
Human Computer Interaction 0 0 6 0
Human Resource Management 0 13 23 0
Human Services 0 11 0 0
Information Technology 0 11 0 0
International Business 0 26 0 0
International Education 0 0 18 0
International Relations & National Security 0 67 0 0
Journalism 0 32 0 0
Law 0 0 0 197
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 23 0
Legal Research 0 0 136 0
Legal Support Services 0 10 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 21 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 98 8 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 18 0
Marketing 0 112 10 0
Mathematics 0 10 6 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 1 0 0
Medicine 0 0 0 153
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 3 4
Multilingual Education 0 1 0 0
Music 0 4 0 0
Natural Resource Management 0 20 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 86 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 51 0 0
Nursing 0 295 75 16
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 18 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 8 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 11 0 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 41 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 2 3
Philosophy 0 24 4 6
Physics 0 19 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 23 0
Political Science & Government 0 105 6 0
Public Health 0 0 25 0
Public Policy 0 0 16 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 109 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 28 30 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 41 0 0
Religious Education 0 1 0 0
Romance Languages 0 38 6 0
Social Work 0 50 277 1
Sociology 0 33 7 3
Special Education 0 7 4 0
Statistics 0 13 22 0
Student Counseling 0 0 2 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 37 20 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 4 2 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 9 13 4
Total 170 5,584 2,878 928

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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