Loyola University Chicago


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Illinois


Loyola University in Chicago is the largest Jesuit college in the country. Loyola's business school frequently does well in national rankings, and the university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Loyola occupies some prime real estate in Chicago, with a northern campus on the Chicago waterfront and a downtown campus just off the Magnificent Mile. In athletics, the Loyola Ramblers competes in the NCAA Division I Horizon League.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, English, Finance, History, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 15670
Total Grad Students: 5923
Undergraduate Students: 9747
Faculty: 722

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 36%
Percent Female: 64%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

6525 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago Illinois 60626

Website: http://www.luc.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 773-274-3000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Judy Becker
Associate Director, Undergraduate Admission, Office of Admissions - Transfer Recruitment
jbecker@luc.edu [ mailto:jbecker@luc.edu%20 ]

International Admissions Contact:
Undergraduate Admission Office

Athletics Contact:
Bill Behrns
Sports Information Director, Athletics and Campus Recreation

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
No minimum, but the average GPA of transfer students is a 3.02

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 64 credit hours can be transferred from community colleges.

Test Scores for Applying:
ACT/SAT scores (if fewer than 20 acceptable semester hours).

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
The application fee of $25.00 is waived when you complete the application online.

Other Requirements:
Upon admission, transfers are requested to submit a $200 enrollment deposit if they intend to enroll. A $250 housing deposit is required if you plan to live on campus.

Fall Deadline:
Priority admission July 1

Spring Deadline:
Priority admission November 1

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 25 29
English 25 31
Math 24 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 540 660
Math 540 650
Writing 530 640

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2628

Transfers Accepted: 1817

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 69%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 55%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 14%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 1600

Room and Board: 11570

Tuition and Fees: 33294

Total Cost: 47664

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Loyola University Chicago recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of students who transfer to Loyola with the Transfer Student and Dean's Scholarships. Both scholarships are highly competitive and are only awarded to the most qualified students.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8756

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 93%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 73%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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