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Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit university dedicated to the education of the...

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Loyola University Maryland is a Roman Catholic, Jesuit private university dedicated to the education of the whole person. The ninth oldest Jesuit college in the country, LUM instills a broad base of knowledge, supported by a strong liberal arts core in its students.

Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
4,031 undergraduate students
99% of undergrad students are full time
42% male 58% female
83% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
375 full-time faculty
216 part-time faculty
11 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2015
98% of first year students live on campus
81% of all students live on campus

School Location

The Evergreen campus is in north Baltimore, off of I-695 Baltimore Beltway.

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences x
Common Intellectual Experiences x
Learning Communities x
Writing-Intensive Courses x
Collaborative Assignments and Projects x
Undergraduate Research x
Diversity/Global Learning x
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning x
Internships/Coops/Practicums x
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience x

Retention Fall 2015

87% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2015

81% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 0%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
Black or African American 6%
White 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 0%


Loyola University Maryland is part of the NCAA I athletic conference. 8 men’s teams and 9 women’s teams including men and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming & diving and tennis, as well as men’s golf and women’s track & field and volleyball.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts: Art History, Classics-Latin, Greek and Classical Civilization, Communication- Advertising/Public Relations, Journalism, and Digital Media, Comparative Culture & Literary Studies, Computer Science- General Computer Science, Networks and Software Engineering, Economics, Elementary Education, English, Fine Arts- Music, Theatre, Photography and Studio Arts, French, German, Global Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Theology, Writing.

Bachelor of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science- Networks and Software Engineering, Engineering- Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics- Applied Mathematics, General Mathematics, Operations Research, Pure Mathematics and Secondary Education, Statistics- Actuarial Science, General Statistics and Mathematical Statistics, Physics- Analytic Track, Applied Science Track, General and 3-2 Physics/Engineering With Columbia University.

Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, Business Administration- Business Economics, Finance, General Business, International Business, Information Systems, Management, Marketing.

Students are bound to discover their academic and personal potentials at Loyola. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors, as well as 40 minors and several graduate programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is a low 12:1, affording students a more personalized learning experience. Loyola values the individual spirit and pushes each student to discover their passions and talents.

The Jesuit Philosophy
Loyola is proud to embrace the Jesuit philosophy in collaboration with its educational ideals. The Jesuit philosophy concerns the development and well-being of the whole. That said, a Loyola education is about progression of the body, mind, and spirit. No part can be left behind because they complement one another.

Messina is a unique learning program offered to first-year students. Participants take two seminar classes, the topics of which are linked. Students are also involved in co-curricular activities that enhance the learning experience. Those who study through Messina live in proximity to highlight the intimacy of the program, as students live and learn together.

Study Abroad
60% of Loyola students study abroad during their undergraduate experience. The University highly encourages the experience, noting the benefits of cross-cultural communication skills and an appreciation for another culture. The majority of students study for a semester’s length during their junior year. Planning for an international experience should start a year prior to departure.

The Study
The Study is a program that provides students with academic assistance. Students have access to amenities like tutoring and academic advising. The goal of The Study is to maximize a student’s educational experience both in and out of the classroom. All students are encouraged to utilize the space and resources.

Activities Offered

Campus Ministries x
Choral groups x
Concert band  
Dance x
Drama/theater x
International Student Organization x
Jazz band x
Literary magazine x
Marching band  
Model UN  
Music ensembles x
Musical theater x
Pep band  
Radio station x
Student government x
Student newspaper x
Student-run film society x
Symphony orchestra  
Television station x
Yearbook x

Loyola believes that at the center of any academic institution should be the community of scholars and professors who work with the students. Loyola’s 364 faculty work hard, both in and out of the classroom, to transform the students and help them develop into brighter and stronger individuals. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, students receive individualized attention from their professors.

Academic Advising and Support Center
The Academic Advising and Support Center is a valuable resource. The services offered by the center are geared toward personal and academic growth. The center provides academic counseling from registration to declaring a major, as well as tutoring services. There are also workshops to help build valuable skills like time management and test taking methods.

Common Core

Arts/fine arts x
Computer literacy  
English (including composition) x
Foreign languages x
History x
Humanities x
Mathematics x
Philosophy x
Sciences (biological or physical) x
Social science x


Other: Theology 

Class size breakdown

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 72 205 330 156 2 7 1 773

With more than 100 clubs, the Loyola experience extends beyond classroom discussions and homework. Students choose from a wide array of groups and organizations, the interests of which span from athletic to academic. Loyola students are active and involved.

Loyola is a highly athletic community, competing in the Patriot League as a Division I school for both men and women’s sports. Students also have the option to join a club or intramural sport, as well as take advantage of Loyola’s Fitness and Aquatic Center. Classes are offered to help students get in shape, and there is enough exercise equipment to keep every student satisfied.

The city of Baltimore is just a stone’s throw away, and its vibrant lifestyle is open to the Loyola community. Students are encouraged to explore the city and take advantage of the many different cuisines and cultural attractions. Students also find many ways to get involved in the life of the community outside campus through service opportunities.

Spiritual Life
Loyola is a Catholic institution, offering daily masses, prayer and worship services, and several other spiritual outlets to interested students. Students of all faith backgrounds are welcome to express their spiritual and religious beliefs.


Coed dorms x
Men’s dorms  
Women’s dorms  
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students  
Special housing for disabled students  
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing x
Wellness housing x
Other housing options  

Loyola recognizes that a college education is a significant investment—but one that is essential. A college education equips students with the tools they will need to succeed. Loyola works to integrate the values of academic excellence into every student’s experience. Loyola aims to graduate able-bodied individuals who foster an appreciation for both their liberal arts education and their discipline. More than this, the University wants its students to continue learning even after the diploma has been received. Learning should be a lifelong process, and Loyola prepares its students for this journey. Upon graduation, students will be masters at critical thinking and effective communication. They will be analytical and ethical. They will be leaders and innovators. But most of all, they will be ready.

The Career Center
The Career Center is available to all Loyola students and alumni and serves to guide career decisions. Members of the Loyola community are encouraged to utilize these services as a way to discover their individual passions and career goals. The center works to incorporate Jesuit values into each career path, guiding decisions that are compatible with Loyola’s mission and educational experience.


Admissions Fall 2015

13,867 Total Applicants
8,449 Total Admissions
1,033 Total Freshmen Enrollment

60.93% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission

Rolling Admission? No

Closing Date: 1/15
Priority Date: 11/1

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Character/personal qualities

Extracurricular activities
Volunteer work

Class rank
Standardized test scores
First generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical residence
Racial/ethnic status
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest

Freshmen Profile Fall 2015

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 550 650
SAT Math 560 640
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT Math 24 28
ACT English 25 31
ACT Writing    


Net Price Calculator



Tuition $43,800
Fees $1,565
Total $45,365
Room and Board (on campus) $13,310
Room Only $9,680
Board Only $3,630
Estimated Total On Campus $58,675


Average Financial Aid Packages 2014-2015 Final

$28,925 First year students
$30,520 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015 Final

92% on average, the percentage of need that was met
90% of financial need students that had need fully met

$22,245 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$5,520 Average need-based loan

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