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Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%

Loyola University Maryland Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Loyola University Maryland. Loyola University Maryland admitted 83% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 9,643 students applied to Loyola University Maryland and 8,050 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Loyola University Maryland, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $60.

Students who submit their applications to Loyola University Maryland for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Loyola University Maryland Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Loyola University Maryland's admissions stats.

Loyola University Maryland 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 25%
Mean SAT Score 1270
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 29%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist Yes

Loyola University Maryland Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Loyola University Maryland.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 January 15
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 March 15

Applying Early to Loyola University Maryland?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Loyola University Maryland will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Loyola University Maryland accepts approximately 92% of early action applicants and 83% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Loyola University Maryland admitted 5,76 of the 5,52 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Loyola University Maryland Admissions

Transferring to Loyola University Maryland

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

For Students Waitlisted to Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Loyola University Maryland?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Loyola University Maryland

Wondering what factors are considered by Loyola University Maryland during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Loyola University Maryland for more information on admission factors.

Loyola University Maryland Application Requirements

To apply to Loyola University Maryland, all applicants 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)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Loyola University Maryland have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 24% submitted a class rank. At Loyola University Maryland 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Loyola University Maryland, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 31.2%
3.75 and 3.99 21.1%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 6.7%
2.50 and 2.9 5.5%
2.00 and 2.49 1.5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Loyola University Maryland directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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 2022, 29% of Loyola University Maryland's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Loyola University Maryland?

To be competitive with other Loyola University Maryland applicants, you should strive to earn between 1185 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Loyola University Maryland 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1185, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Loyola University Maryland student is 1270.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Loyola University Maryland students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Loyola University Maryland students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

To be most competitive at Loyola University Maryland, you should strive to earn between 26 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Loyola University Maryland's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Loyola University Maryland students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

More Information on 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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter 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 • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Loyola University Maryland accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) 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 should strongly consider submitting 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 83%.

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

❌ Loyola University Maryland does not offer early decision.

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

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Loyola University Maryland was 92% 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 83%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1185 - 1350


Math SAT Range

580 - 670


Reading SAT Range

600 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1350 and Above


1185 to 1350


1185 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Loyola University Maryland students is 1270. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Loyola University Maryland, while applicants with SAT scores between 1185 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1185 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 3.66. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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