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Loyola University Chicago is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

$44,968 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
71% Acceptance Rate

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Loyola University Chicago Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, Loyola Chicago is ranked #268 out of 1,672 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. It is also ranked #9 out of 66 schools in Illinois.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Loyola Chicago.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Loyola University Chicago?


Contact details for Loyola Chicago are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-274-3000

How Do I Get Into Loyola Chicago?

You can apply to Loyola Chicago online at:

Admission Requirements for Loyola Chicago

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Loyola Chicago?

71% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
100% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Loyola University Chicago is 71%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 100% of students accepted to Loyola Chicago submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 570 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 560 to 670 )
Loyola Chicago received ACT scores from 58% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 34. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 25 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 24 to 29 )
ACT Composite Scores for Loyola University Chicago  ( 25 to 31 )

Can I Afford Loyola University Chicago?

$44,968 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Loyola Chicago is $44,968. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Loyola Chicago, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $9,165 a year. That adds up to $36,660 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loyola Chicago is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,924 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,612 undergraduate students at Loyola Chicago, with 10,924 being full-time and 688 being part-time.


There are also 5,281 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,924 full-time undergraduates at Loyola Chicago, 32% are male and 68% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Loyola University Chicago students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,425
Black or African American 565
Hispanic or Latino 1,943
White 5,924
International Students 394
Other Races/Ethnicities 673

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Loyola University Chicago. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 101 countries are represented at Loyola Chicago. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Loyola University Chicago

15,143 Took All Classes Online
16,142 Took At Least One Class Online
302.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 16,142 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Loyola Chicago has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Loyola Chicago

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Loyola University Chicago was 302.1%. This is the #112 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Loyola Chicago regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Loyola University Chicago Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0
Clinical Nurse Specialist 0
Critical Care Nursing 0
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 0
Nursing Administration 0
Nursing Practice 0
Nursing Science 0
Registered Nursing 0
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0
Women’s Health Nurse/Nursing 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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