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Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

Loyola University Maryland Admissions

If you want to apply to Loyola University Maryland, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application is $60.

Students who submit their applications to Loyola University Maryland for fall semester should hear back from Loyola University Maryland by May 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 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 23%
Mean SAT Score 1232
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6%
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 January 15 May 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 about 92% of early action applicants and 84% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Loyola University Maryland admitted 5,28 of the 5,46 who applied early action.

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

More on Loyola University Maryland Admissions

How To Get Into Loyola University Maryland

Getting into Loyola University Maryland is moderately difficult. 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 84% of all applicants, approximately 7,820 of the 9,286 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.

Transferring to Loyola University Maryland

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Loyola University Maryland

In 2022, Loyola University Maryland waitlisted 484 students and 231 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 59 eventually were offered a spot.

What Does Loyola University Maryland Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

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
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores 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)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation
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 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 22% submitted a class rank. At Loyola University Maryland 23% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54% were in the top 25% and 88% 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 25.6%
3.75 and 3.99 21.5%
3.50 and 3.74 23.9%
3.25 and 3.49 16.1%
3.00 and 3.24 6.4%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 0.6%

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 looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 28% of Loyola University Maryland's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% 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 aim to score between 1170 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 1170, 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 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Loyola University Maryland students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Loyola University Maryland?

To be most competitive at Loyola University Maryland, you should strive to earn between 27 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 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Loyola University Maryland students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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

• 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 you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Loyola University Maryland's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Loyola University Maryland is 84%.

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 84%. This means that the institution accepts 84 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


27 to 30


27 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 27 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Loyola University Maryland SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1350


Math SAT Range

570 - 680


Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1350 and Above


1170 to 1350


1170 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Loyola University Maryland students is 1232. 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 1170 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 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 3.65. 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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