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.
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.
A Jesuit liberal arts education
Values based and characterized by intellectual rigor, a Jesuit education aims to ensure your learning has meaning. You'll gain both depth of knowledge and breadth of experience, and you’ll learn to understand and consider diverse points of view. The curriculum at Loyola is divided into three parts: the core, the major, and electives. The core contains courses essential to the liberal arts foundation of a Jesuit education—a classical or foreign language, literature, writing, natural and applied science, social science, fine arts, history, philosophy, ethics, diversity, and theology—and these courses are completed by all students throughout their four years. Through service learning, research, practicums, field experience, internships, and independent study, students extend classroom learning throughout their coursework and obtain valuable skills and experience.
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 Greyhound Nation
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.
Applying for transfer admission
Loyola University Maryland welcomes transfer students coming from two‑ and four‑year colleges who wish to continue their education on our Evergreen campus. Transfer students apply online using the Common Application for transfer students and are required to submit the following material: the college report/registrar’s report from each institution attended, official high school transcript(s), official college transcript(s) including current semester courses, and $60 application fee. For detailed information on the transfer admission process, visit loyola.edu/transfer or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer credit evaluation
A transfer credit evaluation is completed for each applicant as part of the application review process. You’ll receive a detailed course-by-course credit evaluation with your admission offer. Loyola will apply a maximum of 20 courses to the 40 courses required to earn a degree at our University. Evaluations are coordinated by the Academic Advising and Support Center (AASC) and Loyola faculty. To see the required course listing/degree checklist for each major, visit loyola.edu/academic‑worksheets.
Community college partnerships
We’re committed to helping community college students plan for their future at Loyola University Maryland. You can find a list of our agreements with community colleges at loyola.edu/transferagreements.
Free transfer summer courses
We understand that transferring to a new college can be a difficult adjustment—that’s why Loyola offers transfer students the opportunity to take up to two free summer courses after one full semester at Loyola. These free summer sessions give students the opportunity to catch up or even get ahead in their major or core curriculum.
Transfer Transitions course
With the help of our transfer students, Loyola is excited to offer a Transfer Transitions course—a one‑credit course designed to familiarize you with the Loyola community and the city of Baltimore. Through this course, you’ll meet campus community members, attend on‑ and off‑campus events, and learn more about how Loyola and Baltimore can support your academic, cocurricular, and career goals. Visit loyola.edu/transfertransitions to learn more.