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Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%

About Loyola University Chicago

We are Chicago's Jesuit Catholic University. We are guided by a simple promise: to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives. Our students receive an education that stresses the importance of knowledge, curiosity, global perspectives, and cura personalis, which translates to “care for the whole person.” Loyola and its students enjoy Chicago's exceptional cultural and economic resources. Loyola is downtown in the heart of Chicago, we’re partnering with Trinity Health in Maywood and the suburbs. We even have a campus in Rome, Italy—and our online degree programs bring our expertise and mission to you. Get to know us and our undergraduate, graduate, or adult education programs.

Loyola University Chicago is a private, religious university in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870. The university currently enrolls around 16,899 students per year, including 11,703 undergrads.

Loyola University Chicago Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Loyola University Chicago. The acceptance rate at Loyola University Chicago is 79%. In 2022, 32,379 out of 40,909 total applicants were accepted.

Loyola University Chicago Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%

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Loyola University Chicago is located in the city of Chicago, Illinois, near Chicago Metropolitan.

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College Info

1032 West Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60660

Campus Setting: Urban

Loyola University Chicago Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Loyola University Chicago is Continuous processing.

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Loyola University Chicago SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1320


Math SAT Range

580 - 680


Reading SAT Range

610 - 690

Loyola University Chicago Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Loyola University Chicago is like? There are approximately 16,899 students enrolled at Loyola University Chicago, including 11,703 undergraduate students and 5,196 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from IL and 44% percent of students are from other states.


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