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Catholic Profile

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 lib
eral 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 cul
tural and educational resources, as well as great opportunities for internships and access to a growing metropolitan job market.


The University community
There are 4,068 full-time undergraduate students at Loyola representing 39 states and more than 30 countries.
Faculty consist of 375 full-time professors. The student-faculty ratio is 11:1, 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 64% of students have an international experience before they graduate, with over half of the class 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; Berlin, Germany; Cape Town, South Africa; Copenhagen, Denmark; Cork, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; Leuven, Belgium; Lyon, France; 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
18 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 de
terrent 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. In a typical year, approximately 75% of undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance from institutional, federal, state, and private sources. Loyola also offers several merit-based scholarships, awarded to students based on their academic achievements. 




• Accounting  

• Art History 

• Biology

• Biopsychology

• 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  

- Elementary 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-Hearing Sciences  

- 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

• Biomedical Physics

• 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

• 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

• Urban Education

• Writing 

NCAA Division I Sports

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


Women: Basketball, Cross-Country, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball