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Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, liberal arts university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus, which emphasize development of the whole person.

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and the development of the whole person. Founded in 1852 by the Jesuit Fathers, Loyola is the ninth oldest among Jesuit universities and colleges in the United States. Our students come from diverse geographic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, which add to the rich and varied experiences of our community.

The Jesuit tradition
Loyola’s mission is to educate a student’s mind, body, and spirit. The liberal arts core curriculum is designed to expose students to a broad variety of academic disciplines. This rigorous program helps students develop the essential skills of critical thinking, problem solving, and effective expression and prepares them to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. The Loyola degree is respected by employers, graduate schools, and professional schools because it is earned in an atmosphere that fosters both values and academic excellence.

Baltimore, Maryland
Loyola is located in a residential neighborhood in North Baltimore. Loyola students enjoy numerous cultural and educational resources, as well as great opportunities for internships and access to a growing metropolitan job market.

The University community
There are 4,084 full-time undergradu
ate students at Loyola representing 39 states and more than 30 countries. Faculty consist of 364 full-time professors. The student-faculty ratio is 12:1, and the average class size is 20.

Study abroad
The junior year abroad program offers students the opportunity to live and study in a foreign country for a semester or a year. At Loyola more than 80% of undergraduates have an international experience, with 64% studying abroad during their junior year. Students may study at Loyola’s programs in Accra, Ghana; Alcalá, Spain; Athens, Greece; Auckland, New Zealand; Bangkok, Thailand; Beijing, China; Cape Town, South Africa; Copenhagen, Denmark; Cork, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; Leuven, Belgium; Melbourne, Australia; Newcastle, England; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; or San Salvador, El Salvador.

The Loyola Greyhounds compete at the NCAA Division I level. Loyola’s 17 varsity teams compete in the prestigious Patriot League. Intramural and club sports are also available.

Scholarships and financial aid

Loyola believes the cost of a high-quality education should not be a deterrent to prospective applicants. In recognition of the concern students and families have with finding adequate resources to meet these costs, our financial aid program is designed to make Loyola affordable to those students we admit. Approximately 72% of undergraduates receive some form of aid, and 64% of that aid is a Loyola-funded grant or scholarship. Loyola also offers several merit-based scholarships, awarded to students based on their academic achievements.




NCAA Division I Sports

Men: Basketball, Cross-country, Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming
& Diving, Tennis

Basketball, Cross-country, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball


• Accounting 
• Art History
• Biology
• Business Administration
- Business Economics 
- Finance 
- Information Systems 
- International Business 
- Management 
- Marketing

• Chemistry 
Classical Civilization 
- Advertising/Public Relations 
- Digital Media 
- Journalism 

Comparative Culture & Literary Studies 
Computer Science 
- Quantitative Economics 
Education—Elementary Education 
Education—Teacher Education 
- Computer Engineering 
- Electrical Engineering 
- Materials Engineering 
- Mechanical Engineering 
Global Studies
- Actuarial Science 
- Applied Mathematics 
- General Program 
- Operations Research 
- Pure Mathematics
- 3-2 Physics/Engineering with
Columbia University 
- Analytical Track 
- Applied Science Track 

Political Science 
Speech-Language Pathology/
- General Program 
- Mathematical Statistics
Visual Arts 
- Photography 
- Studio Arts 


• Pre-health
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical


• African & African American Studies
• American Studies
• Art History
• Asian Studies
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Business Economics
• Catholic Studies
• Chemistry
• Chinese (Mandarin)
• Classical Civilization
• Communication
• Comparative Culture & Literary Studies
• Computer Science
• Economics
• Engineering
• English
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental & Sustainability Studies
• Film Studies
• Forensic Studies
• French
• Gender Studies
• General Business
• German
• History
• Information Systems
• International Business
• Italian Studies
• Latin American & Latino Studies
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Medieval Studies
• Music
• Natural Sciences
• Philosophy
• Photography
• Physics
• Political Science
• Secondary Education
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Special Education
• Statistics
• Studio Arts
• Theatre
• Theology
• Writing