Loyola University Maryland’s time-tested, distinctly taught Jesuit approach to education allows students to master the tools and develop the traits needed to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and ever-changing world. Loyola is everything a Jesuit education should be: rigorous, value oriented, communal, and spiritually uplifting. Your experiences here will be some of the most transformative of your life—and some of the most rewarding. They’ll help you become more than you knew you could be: more knowledgeable, more capable, more confident, and more committed to changing lives—others’ and your own. At Loyola, you’ll be prepared and eager to face whatever the future holds in your life and career that follow.
As a Loyola student, you’ll embrace new perspectives, expand your possibilities, shatter your preconceptions, find your joy, and divine your truths so that when you graduate, you'll be ready—ready to meet the complex demands of today and anticipate and adapt to the needs of tomorrow. Ready to forge a career that’s true to who you are. Ready to build a life you love and create the world you imagine. You’ll be more than ready—you’ll be Loyola ready.
At Loyola, you won’t have to choose between focused, effective career preparation and the profound, lifelong benefits of a liberal arts education. There’s a simple reason a comprehensive liberal arts experience has been the Jesuit education standard for hundreds of years: it works. The liberal arts skills that will give you security in the working world are the very capabilities that define us as human beings. No other academic foundation better prepares you to meet the various and complex challenges you’ll face in your life—today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now.
From the day you arrive on campus to the day you graduate, you’ll be asking and answering fundamental questions about who you are and what you love. Here, you’ll discover and build a path that connects you to your values and passions—and leads to your dreams.
A Loyola degree is respected by employers, graduate schools, and professional schools because it’s earned in an atmosphere that fosters both values and academic excellence. That’s why 99% of Loyola grads are employed, in graduate or professional school, or participating in full-time service within six months of graduation and why our alumni earn mid-career salaries nearly 30% higher than graduates of competitor institutions.
The Evergreen campus
Located on 81 acres of wooded landscape in Maryland—just five miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor—Loyola offers the best of two worlds. Our campus is distinct from the surrounding city yet intimately connected to the diverse and quirky metropolis we call home. Loyola’s campus is, quite simply, what you picture when you think of college. Among lush, green trees and grassy quadrangles, students toss Frisbees, enjoy lunch on a blanket with friends, or sip iced coffee in the sunshine between classes. The beautiful stone buildings inspire you to hit the books. Our top 10 nationally ranked residence halls become your home away from home. State-of-the-art classrooms and labs, studios, and athletic facilities inspire you to delve deeper—to create, to perform, to compete. It’s no wonder 81% of undergraduates choose to live on campus throughout their four years at Loyola. Learn more at loyola.edu/lifeatloyola.
The Greyhound Nation
The Greyhound Nation is a talented, driven, intellectually curious community that will make you feel inspired, encouraged, and empowered to put your all into everything you do. With just under 4,000 undergraduates from 40 states, six continents, and over 40 countries, Loyola is big enough to inspire and challenge you yet small enough to be welcoming, personal, and accessible. Surrounded by people from different backgrounds with diverse interests, you’ll be immersed in an experience that is sure to be rich and guaranteed to surprise you. You’ll feel comfortable taking big risks, asking bold questions, and trying new things. And you’ll forge deep, meaningful relationships with your peers, professors, coaches, classmates, and neighbors.
Nothing sets Loyola apart more than the role that mentorship and guidance play in your experience. With a student-faculty ratio of approximately 12:1 and an average class size of 20, students are individually taught—and taught as individuals. Our 350+ full-time faculty members are committed teachers, advisors, scholars, and experts in their fields. Loyola professors push students to the limits of their intellect and imagination. In fact, few things will transform your life as much as your relationships with your professors. They’re your guides, coaches, mentors, personal advisors, and champions—your confidants when you need a listening ear; your compass when you lose your way. They know what you’re capable of—sometimes even better than you do—and are personally invested in your success. Their insight, guidance, encouragement, and faith in your potential will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Nearly two-thirds of students participate in Loyola’s nationally ranked study abroad program, which includes programs and exchanges taught in English, total immersion programs taught in the host country’s native language, and combinations of the two. Accommodating all majors, Loyola offers study abroad programs in Accra, Ghana; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Athens, Greece; Auckland, New Zealand; Bangkok, Thailand; Beijing, China; Berlin, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Cape Town, South Africa; Copenhagen, Denmark; Cork, Ireland; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Glasgow, Scotland; Leuven, Belgium; Lyon, France; Madrid, Spain; Melbourne, Australia; Montpellier, France; Newcastle, England; Osaka, Japan; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Santiago, Chile; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Seoul, South Korea; Singapore; and Stockholm, Sweden. Loyola also offers summer and winter study tours and assists students in applying to a variety of non-Loyola-affiliated international study programs each year. Visit loyola.edu/international to learn more.
First-year students can apply online using the Common Application and are required to submit the following materials: official high school transcript(s), high school counselor recommendation letter, high school teacher recommendation letter, SAT/ACT scores (optional), a personal essay, and a $60 application fee. Visit loyola.edu/apply-now to learn more.
Financial aid and scholarships
We understand that funding your education requires a significant financial commitment from you and your family. That’s why approximately 92% of undergraduates receive some form of aid, and our average financial aid package for first-time students is $35,650. To apply for need-based financial aid, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application.
All applicants are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships ranging from $12,000–$33,000 per year. Students are automatically considered for all awards when they apply for admission. Loyola also offers both need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships to international, undocumented, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. To learn more, visit loyola.edu/financial-aid/undergraduate.