Loyola University Chicago is one of the largest Catholic institutes in the United States which was founded back in 1870 by the Jesuits. It is one of the sought-after organizations in the US Education System that offers an array of undergraduate, graduate and online programs in various disciplines to its aspirants round the globe.
The institute has a lush campus at the heart of the brimming Chicago City with other campus locations in Rome and Italy. It is among the 8% of American Colleges to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor Society Chapter as well. The organization being a Catholic Jesuit Research institute emphasizes on, “Transformative Education” and is undoubtedly a favored choice among international aspirants looking to study in the USA.
Loyola University offers admissions on a rolling basis round the year but does observe a priority deadline which is December 1. With an acceptance rate of slightly over 70%, the institute is a lightly selective organization that enrolls any candidate with an overall decent profile, good GPA and impressive extracurricular track record.
Loyola University Chicago features a ranking of:
|Type of University||Private|
|Percentage of International Students||30%|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||70.6%|
|Season of Intake||Rolling admissions|
|Basic Tuition Fee for International Undergraduate Students||24,000 USD|
|Basic Tuition Fee for International Graduate Students||4,000 USD|
|Test Scores Accepted||TOEFL/IELTS; SAT or ACT|
|Financial Aid||Available as Scholarships and Awards|
Loyola University Chicago offers Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional courses along with online programs to its Students. The institute provides 80+ undergraduate majors and minors as well as more than 170+ graduate, Professional, and Graduate-level certificate programs.
The university is home to 14 Schools, Colleges, and Institutes which are namely, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago.
Popular courses offered by the university are:
The institute comprises 4 campuses, namely Lake Shore, Water Tower, Health Sciences and the John Felice Rome Centre in Italy. Situated right at the heart of the Chicago City, Lake Shore Campus is the centre of the university which is home to more than 4000+ students from across the world.
The campus is also home to 14 Schools of the University and more than 40+ buildings which are both historic yet contemporary such as Cuneo Hall, Aquaponics Facilities, Fitness Club and Centre, Greenhouse and various labs etc. The campus also offers residential facilities for its candidates with all the basic necessities and various dining options to choose from.
The institute also provides various recreational and athletic activities for its students and has some 11 sports teams, which compete in NCAA Division I. The variety of sports that candidates can choose from include basketball, golf, soccer, softball, track, volleyball, among others..
The institute offers on-campus housing facilities to its students. However, the Residential Halls offered by the University are distinctly divided for 1st Year, 2nd year and Junior or Senior Year Students. Some of the residential options are namely, Campion, De Nobili, Francis Hall, Marquette Hall, Spring Hills, Xavier, among others.
It provides Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple sharing rooms along with semi-private Suite style bathrooms with heating or cooling systems in each of the sleeping spaces. As for common space, Kitchen and Lounge are there with laundry facilities. Apart from it, one bed, dresser, desk and chair are provided in each room for the students.
To apply at Loyola University Chicago following steps and instruction must be followed:
Application Portal: Apply online at the official website.
Please note that all the documents must be submitted in English only. If the Official Transcripts or any documents are issued in any other native language apart from English then Certified Translated documents of the same in English by the issued Institution must be submitted along with the above-mentioned documents.
The institute offers admissions on rolling basis and observes December 1 as their priority deadline for all its aspirants round the globe.
An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US by enrolling at the university is compiled as follows:
Fee for various courses may vary depending upon their type and level. Some of the programs with their corresponding fees are as mentioned below.
|Type of Program||Tuition Fee in USD|
|Arts & Sciences||22,750|
Following is the tuition fee for Graduate Programs at the university.
|Type of Program||Tuition Fee in USD|
|Arts & Sciences||1,033 (Per Credit Hour)|
|Communication||1,033 (Per Credit Hour)|
|Education||949 (Per Credit Hour)|
|Law School: Graduate Program||24,845|
|Nursing||1,130 (Per Credit Hour)|
|Social Work||1,003 (Per Credit Hour)|
Other expenses apart from basic tuition amount that a student must take a note of are as follows:
|Type of Expenditure||Fees (In USD, per year)|
|Room and Board||7,490 to 10,649|
|Books and Supplies||1,500|
The institute offers a variety of merit-based and need-based studentships for hard working and potential applicants with good academic track record and strikingly better test scores.. Some of the scholarships for international students to study in the USA provided by the university are:
Aspirants who want to avail the benefits of awards offered by the institute as scholarships must submit their ACT & SAT score to be considered for the same.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$42,720 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Loyola University Enrollment||18856|
|Average Graduation Rate||67.2%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$42,720 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$30,990 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,200 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$14,080 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,600 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$11,500 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$1,600 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$1,600 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$1,600 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Law Programs||American Bar Association|
|Medicine Programs||Liaison Committee on Medical Education|
|Dentistry Programs||American Dental Association|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Psychology Programs||American Psychological Association|
|Theology Programs||Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools|
|Clinical Science Programs||Association for Clinical Pastoral Education|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Programs||Council on Education for Public Health|
|Programs||National Association of Schools of Theatre|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
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14.2-15.1 [Out of 100]
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based on 4 students ratings
I chose this school because it is a small, liberal arts school so I knew that I would be focused on as an individual. I also chose the school-based off of athletics. I run on the track team here so it was important to me that the team and training fit my needs.
I think the course curriculum is good. We are required to take a variety of courses here in order to fulfil graduation requirements. While it may not always be classed we want to take, I think that the liberal arts core make us well-rounded.
I really liked the atmosphere of the school and the location. I had heard a lot of good things about the school, and their percentage of jobs after graduation was very high. They also offered my major and have a good communications department.
I like it because I have the opportunity to learn a lot about different topics in classes that I normally wouldn?t take. My school offers a lot of interesting classes for my major as well as electives that I have to take.
It is in the city and it also has a campus. This was very important to me when I came from Michigan. I loved that I would be able to access the opportunities from the city and also be somewhat close to home.
It is alright, some teachers are very difficult to deal with at times. Many teachers seem to not understand that students take other classes aside from theirs. This makes exams difficult as well as papers.
I wanted to be in Chicago and have a college that was community-driven. The campus is beautiful and all of my classes are taken in the heart of downtown which was a big selling point for me. I enjoyed the environment when I visited.
It's good but when it comes to my specific major, they focus a lot more on PR over advertising and Loyola does not help you build a portfolio for the advertising world at all. Most of the curriculum is perfectly challenging while also a great learning experience.
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