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Loyola University Chicago Data & Information Overview

443 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
77% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Loyola University Chicago Ranked?

#137 Best Colleges in Nation
#4 Best Colleges in IL
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 443 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Loyola Chicago is ranked #137 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Loyola Chicago held the #147 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Loyola Chicago also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Loyola Chicago?

77% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Loyola University Chicago is 77%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Loyola Chicago is a good fit for you.

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 590 and 690. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 590 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 570 to 670 )
Loyola Chicago received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 27 to 32 )

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Loyola University Chicago Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
50% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Loyola University Chicago, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Loyola University Chicago

88% Freshmen Retention
66% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Loyola University Chicago has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. 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  88 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 66%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

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Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,924 Full-Time Undergraduates
40.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
67.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,612 undergraduates at Loyola Chicago with 10,924 being full-time and 688 being part-time.

How Much Does Loyola University Chicago Cost?

$36,434 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
$33,496 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Loyola Chicago is $36,434. 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 +
$29,263 $29,357 $32,229 $36,291 $40,835

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

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 45% of students took out student loans averaging $8,374 a year. That adds up to $33,496 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loyola Chicago is 2.7%. 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?

$63,232 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Loyola Chicago with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $63,232 in their early years. This is good news for future Loyola Chicago graduates since it is 49% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Loyola University Chicago

Illinois State
10,924 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Loyola University Chicago is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Chicago, Illinois. The city atmosphere of Chicago makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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

99 Majors With Completions
2,998 Undergraduate Degrees
1,765 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 99 majors graduated from Loyola University Chicago. Of these students, 2,998 received undergraduate degrees and 1,765 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
Nursing 496 $66,111
General Biology 306 $22,900
Marketing 163 $46,476
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 140 $29,188
Political Science & Government 139 $32,001
Finance & Financial Management 129 $58,529
Public Relations & Advertising 127 $40,389
Business Administration & Management 120 $52,064
Criminal Justice & Corrections 87 $36,200
International Relations & National Security 62 $33,076

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

47% Take At Least One Class Online
16% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 8,150 students took at least one online class at Loyola University Chicago. This is a decrease from the 16,142 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 8,150 2,831
2019-2020 16,142 15,143
2018-2019 2,521 1,175
2017-2018 2,158 1,136
2016-2017 2,083 1,043

Learn more about online learning at Loyola University Chicago.

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Notes and 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.


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