The Value of a Loyola Education



Many experts agree—and we concur—college is worth the investment. At Loyola, higher education is as much physical and spiritual as it is intellectual. Of course, Loyola prepares students for a rich and meaningful intellectual life, but they’re also equipped with a moral foundation and lifelong habits of curiosity, integrity, persistence, and passion to allow them to adapt and remain relevant in an ever-changing world.

You will graduate with a promising future

98% of our 2013 graduates are employed or attending graduate school. 

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You will graduate on time

79% of Loyola students graduate in four years. The national four-year average is 66% and the national six-year average is 56%.

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You will graduate with experience

More than 70% of students participate in a practicum, internship, or have field experience prior to graduation.

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You will attend a great school at a great price that you can afford

72% of students receive some form of financial aid and 62% of students receive a Loyola funded grant or scholarship through our financial aid programs.

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You will get the attention you deserve from expert faculty

At Loyola the average class size is 20. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1 

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You will live in an exceptional community on 81 wooded acres

Loyola’s residence halls are ranked 3rd in the country and our athletic facilities ranked 2nd in the country by Princeton Review.

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You will have access to a major metropolitan area

Baltimore-Washington is the 4th largest metro area in the U.S. and provides easy access to internships, job opportunities, cultural experiences, and nightlife (not to mention easy trips via plane, train, or bus).

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You will see the world

62% of juniors study abroad and 82% have an international experience before they graduate. This earned us a top ranking of study abroad programs in U.S. News. Learn more about the program and see why studying abroad is about more than just seeing the sites!

You will join a global network

Loyola has 52,000 living alumni. But even more, the Loyola community is part of the broader, global, Jesuit community, which includes nearly 200,000 enrolled students, 19,000 faculty members, and roughly 1.6 million alumni.

You will make a difference in the world

80% of students participate in community service and U.S. News ranked us among the top schools in the U.S. for service learning.

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In the end you will receive a complete education that prepares you for life. All of it.