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Loyola University Maryland

  • Baltimore, MD
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 59%41%
    student ratio
  • 4,004
    total students
  • $41,850 | $41,850
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 58%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 600
    sat math
  • 584
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 27
    act composite

Overview

Core Curriculum and Experiential Learning Combine with Small Classes to Form Loyola University Maryland Education

Loyola University Maryland is a liberal arts university in the Jesuit scholastic tradition, and is fully committed to undergraduate educational excellence. The faculty members are intimately involved with students, made possible by a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. All academic programs have been designed to balance academic pursuits with experiential learning opportunities, creating a supportive campus community. Every student's Loyola education is focused on a comprehensive range of liberal arts topics -- the core curriculum -- as well as an in-depth study of a chosen major program.

Loyola is a mid-sized institution with an undergraduate enrollment of some 3,900 students. Students reap the benefits of a larger institution without losing the advantages of a small school. In addition to the powerful core curriculum, Loyola offers a wide range of majors and programs while maintaining small class sizes. Students also enjoy superior course selection within majors, plus a variety of experiential learning opportunities, research work, and internships.

A student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 enables students to connect with professors in a more personal way, and small class sizes (an average of 21 students) encourage valuable interactions. Some core curriculum offerings and introductory courses in some fields involve lectures, but Loyola does not have large lecture halls. The combination of small class sizes and experiential learning at Loyola allows students to take on the challenge of meaningful, in-depth scholarly discussion.

To learn more about applying to Loyola, visit http://www.loyola.edu/admission/apply.

Mind, Body, Spirit

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university whose mission statement makes clear its commitment to both the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus. Seeking always to be a good example of the ideals of liberal education and believing that such education should serve the development of the whole person, Loyola University Maryland affirms its crucial mission to inspire students first to learn, then to lead and serve both society and other people in this diverse, ever-changing world. The core values of a Jesuit education include academic excellence, the "whole person" focus, and the living example of life-affirming ethics and values.

The university actively promotes the Jesuit education traditions of openness, and its Catholic heritage is evidenced by the marriage of the intellect to faith and spirituality. The Loyola community is committed to educating the whole person, with the measure of success being the number of students striving for physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being. Loyola provides innovative teaching as well as a grounding in faith and spirituality that welcomes Catholic, ecumenical, and interfaith modes of prayer and meditation.

A Jesuit education is typified by an environment of open discourse, which first requires thoughtful and respectful listening from all. Freedom of thought and expression is a core part of the university's ethics and values. The Honor Code is but one expression of the desire to imbue the academic atmosphere with faith and spirituality, and Loyola expects students to adhere to the strictest personal and professional standards, which is why ethics is included in the core curriculum.

Loyola's "Evergreen Campus" is a Natural Wonder in the Midst of North Baltimore City, a Beautiful Setting for Learning

Loyola's Evergreen Campus is more than just a beautiful place with grassy quadrangles filled with students and architecturally significant, historic buildings. It is also a gathering place for the whole community -- offering a wide variety of accessible resources: modern, well-equipped athletic facilities, a recently renovated library featuring a new auditorium, group study areas, seminar rooms, and a cyber cafe as well as the Alumni Memorial Chapel.

Loyola is located in a residential section of northern Baltimore, just 15 minutes from the city's Inner Harbor, a favorite destination filled with cool shops, great restaurants, and a hot music scene right on the waterfront.

The University's location also provides countless opportunities to learn and explore outside of the classroom. The metro area of more than 1.1 million people grants students access to internships and jobs, service opportunities and, of course, fun.

Popular destinations in the city include the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and the Maryland Science Center. For sports fans, Baltimore is home to the Orioles, the Ravens, and the Baltimore Blast soccer team. Baltimore also offers several street festivals throughout the year, including the Fells Point Fun Festival, which features local vendors, a variety of music stages and lots of food each October; the Baltimore Marathon and Running Festival; Honfest, a uniquely Baltimore tradition where women don beehive hairdos and the streets come alive with music and shopping; and the Towson Town Spring Festival, a popular way to wind down the school year.

Nearby outdoor places to explore include Gunpowder Falls State Park, which offers 16,000 acres, more than 100 miles of trails, and 1,500 feet of beach along the Gunpowder River where visitors can boat, fish, and swim. The Northern Central Railroad Trail (NCR Trail) stretches 20 miles and is a great place to hike, jog, bicycle, and horseback ride. Downtown's Patterson Park offers ball fields, an ice rink, and a swimming pool.


Location & Contact

4501 North Charles Street
MD 21210-2699

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

58% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied13,604
    • Accepted7,891
    • Acceptance Rate58%
    • Enrolled4,004
    • Female Applicants7,933
    • Females Accepted4,552
    • Female Acceptance Rate57%
    • Male Applicants5,671
    • Males Accepted3,339
    • Male Acceptance Rate58%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.45
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer July 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 584 540 628
    • SAT Math 600 560 640
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 27 25 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$41,850
    • Out-of-state tuition *$41,850
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,400.00
    • Room and board *$12,300.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students4,004
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino9.14%
    • Black or African American5.02%
    • White or Caucasian78.75%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.2%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races2.12%
    • Unknown.55%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.38% representing 32 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students83% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Not Reported
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 83%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Resident Affairs Council (RAC), Relay for Life, Resident Assistants (RA), The Evergreens
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Rugy Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Rugy No No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty577
    • Full-time Percentage61%
    • Part-time Percentage39%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 5,049 students to 428 faculty


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