Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Ill

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Want to be in a chic neighborhood of Chicago, near Lincoln Park (akin to Central Park to provide reference), on Lake Michigan and reside on a beautiful campus? Loyola Chicago may be your ticket. A Jesuit institution located in a residential section of Chicago with fabulous restaurants and spectacular views.

• Private
• Undergraduate enrollment – 11,420
• Admit rate – 68%
• Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA
• Retention rate – 83%
• Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 550-660/25-30
• They do super score both the SAT and ACT
• Student to faculty ratio – 14:1
• Application opens 8/1, should submit no later than 12/1
• Not part of the Common App, have their own proprietary application. Essay is not a particular topic, can be the Common App essay, just include the question prompt. After submitting the general portion of the application, the student will be prompted to create their portal where they can upload the remaining required information
• Service is a core value
• Environmentally and sustainability-focused campus
• Required to complete an experiential learning opportunity, whether it be an internship, a service experience, research or a public performance
• Globally focused, large group of international students and study abroad is something that is highly encouraged to work into a student’s curriculum
• Represent 50 states and 82 countries
• 61% of students identify as Catholic
• Average class size is 26 students
• Have a Hillel on campus, Muslim ministry and many other religious denominations from various faith backgrounds
• 2 campus’s in Chicago, Lake Shore and Water Tower campus, located downtown, where Loyola owns 6 buildings
• Far northeast side of the city, located in Rogers Park, right before you get to the suburbs
• Lake Shore campus houses the School of Nursing, Arts and Sciences, Institute of Environmental Sustainability and Performing Arts and 20 of the 21
• Require students to live on campus freshman and sophomore year, guaranty housing for all freshman and sophomore students
• Water Tower campus houses students who study business, education, communications and social work
• School runs a shuttle bus in between the 2 campuses
• All Students are given a UPass card to use the busses and trains in Chicago
• There is 1 residential hall downtown at the Water Tower campus
• Apartment style living downtown
• University has orientation for the students on how to use mass transit by holding excursions with staff
• DI athletics – 13 teams
• Traditional college campus experience with all of the big city offerings at your fingertips
• Offer biomedical engineering, computer engineering and environmental engineering
• Nursing Program is a Direct admit program, freshman class of 175
• Cannot transfer into the nursing program
• Simple to switch majors and schools, other than nursing
• Dance, music and theatre majors offered
• 5 year Social Work masters program is direct admit
• Have many 5 year programs, such as earning your MBA staying for a fifth year
• For Engineering admits, should take pre Calc and also closely looking at the math sub score
• School of Business has added a Data Analytics major
• Admitted into the major you apply for during the applications process
• School of Education – Students begin working in classrooms freshman year, can be certified for early childhood to secondary education
• Core curriculum – 16 required courses for 48 credits
• 2 religious courses required, both of which have over 27 courses to select from
• Large transfer population – Take over 500 each year
• Less than 2% of classes have more than 80 students
• Professors engage with students deeply, keeping in touch with them after graduation
• Pre-Health and Pre-Law advising offices
• Acceptance into medical school is 72%
• Have an early assurance program into the Loyola Medical School
• Early assurance Pharmacy program, collaborative with Mid Western University – 2 years on Loyola’s campus and the next 4 at Mid Western
• Campus in Rome, Italy, 200 students there in any given semester
• 1 in 3 students study abroad
• Rome Start Program – Can Apply to spend your entire first year in Rome
• Vietnam campus – Annex off of a Vietnamese University but only take classes with Loyola students
• Active Greek life scene – 22% participate
• Merit scholarships ranged from $17k – $32k
• 2 honors programs – Interdisciplinary honors Program and the Quinlan Business honors program – Invited to apply
• 2 beaches on campus

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