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Loyola University Maryland Admissions

If you want to apply to Loyola University Maryland, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application is $60.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Loyola University Maryland Admissions Stats at a Glance

Loyola University Maryland 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31%
Mean SAT Score 1232
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 53%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 17%
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to Loyola University Maryland?

Loyola University Maryland does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Loyola University Maryland will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Loyola University Maryland accepts about 88% of early action applicants and 80% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Loyola University Maryland admitted 5,845 of the 6,653 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Loyola University Maryland Hard To Get Into?

Loyola University Maryland is a moderately difficult school to get into. Loyola University Maryland evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Loyola University Maryland accepted 80% of students, around 8,416 of the 10,489 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Loyola University Maryland, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

In 2021, Loyola University Maryland waitlisted 1,046 students. Of those, 425 eventually got off the waitlist.

What Does Loyola University Maryland Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Loyola University Maryland

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Important

Loyola University Maryland 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Loyola University Maryland must submit the following items. Double check with Loyola University Maryland's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Loyola University Maryland?

Students admitted to Loyola University Maryland have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 20% submitted a class rank. At Loyola University Maryland 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 57% were in the top 25% and 90% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Loyola University Maryland, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 20%
3.75 and 3.99 21.9%
3.50 and 3.74 20.3%
3.25 and 3.49 16.4%
3.00 and 3.24 7.7%
2.50 and 2.9 6.2%
2.00 and 2.49 1.1%

Loyola University Maryland does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Loyola University Maryland is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 53% of Loyola University Maryland's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 17% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Loyola University Maryland?

To be competitive with other Loyola University Maryland applicants, you should strive to earn between 1150 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Loyola University Maryland 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Loyola University Maryland student is 1232.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Loyola University Maryland students scored 658 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Loyola University Maryland students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Loyola University Maryland?

To be most competitive at Loyola University Maryland, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Loyola University Maryland's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Loyola University Maryland students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

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Transferring to Loyola University Maryland

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Loyola University Maryland.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Loyola University Maryland during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Loyola University Maryland Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Loyola University Maryland?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Loyola University Maryland.

Does Loyola University Maryland accept transfer credits?

Loyola University Maryland accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Loyola University Maryland accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests

Does Loyola University Maryland accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Loyola University Maryland accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Loyola University Maryland?

No, Loyola University Maryland is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Loyola University Maryland's acceptance rate?

Loyola University Maryland's acceptance rate is 80%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Loyola University Maryland?

The early action acceptance rate at Loyola University Maryland was 88% in 2021.

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Loyola University Maryland Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Loyola University Maryland? Loyola University Maryland is a somewhat selective institution. The Loyola University Maryland acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.



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Loyola University Maryland Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Loyola University Maryland is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Loyola University Maryland is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Loyola University Maryland ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


25 to 30


25 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Loyola University Maryland is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Loyola University Maryland. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Loyola University Maryland SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1310


Math SAT Range

560 - 658


Reading SAT Range

580 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1150 to 1310


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Loyola University Maryland students is 1232. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Loyola University Maryland, while applicants with SAT scores between 1150 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1150 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Loyola University Maryland.

Loyola University Maryland GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Loyola University Maryland, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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