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Loyola University Chicago Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Loyola University Chicago? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Loyola Chicago offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Loyola University Chicago Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Loyola University Chicago was awarded 96 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social work.

Overall Quality

Loyola Chicago landed the #215 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Loyola Chicago held the #218 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Loyola Chicago also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Loyola Chicago?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Loyola University Chicago is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 71%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 550 to 650 )
Loyola Chicago received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 24 to 29 )

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Loyola University Chicago Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Loyola University Chicago is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Loyola University Chicago is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Loyola University Chicago

Freshmen Retention Rate

Loyola University Chicago has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Loyola Chicago for first-time, full-time students is 64%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  64 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Loyola Chicago

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,420 undergraduates at Loyola Chicago with 10,681 being full-time and 739 being part-time.

Loyola Chicago Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Loyola Chicago is 80.81 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.81 out of 100
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How Much Does Loyola University Chicago Cost?

The overall average net price of Loyola Chicago is $33,036. 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 +
$27,372 $28,346 $30,685 $33,787 $37,568

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Loyola Chicago, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Loyola Chicago, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $8,772 a year. That adds up to $35,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loyola Chicago is 3.1%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Loyola Chicago Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Loyola Chicago make around $54,100 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Loyola Chicago students since it is 33% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Loyola University Chicago make the most money.

Location of Loyola University Chicago

Located in Chicago, Illinois, Loyola University Chicago is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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

Loyola University Chicago Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 87 majors graduated from Loyola University Chicago. Of these students, 2,889 received undergraduate degrees and 1,935 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 303 $28,100
Nursing 253 $65,100
General Psychology 252 $29,400
Finance & Financial Management 131 $55,100
Marketing 126 $46,200
Public Relations & Advertising 121 $35,700
Political Science & Government 108 $28,800
Business Administration & Management 104 $50,000
Management Information Systems 85 $64,400
Accounting 82 $60,900

Learn more about the majors offered at Loyola University Chicago along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Loyola Chicago

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,158 students took at least one online class at Loyola University Chicago. This is an increase from the 2,083 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,158 1,136
2016-2017 2,083 1,043
2015-2016 1,950 972
2014-2015 1,741 986
2013-2014 1,637 925

Learn more about online learning at Loyola University Chicago.

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