The Loyola Experience

Shaped by its vibrant setting, a tradition of academic excellence, and a commitment to responsible leadership, Loyola offers you an educational experience that is like no other.

With two main campuses in Chicago, we provide access to numerous cultural institutions and hundreds of internships and networking opportunities.


Our top-ranked academic programs will challenge you. They will inspire you to explore. They will develop your individual talents.

That's in no small part due to our distinguished faculty. They are committed to your intellectual and personal development, and because we have a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, our professors and instructors can help you personally grow and succeed.

Through our 13 schools and colleges, Loyola University Chicago offers you an unparalleled depth and breadth of academic options:

Student Life

There’s always something to do and somewhere to be— volunteer, advocate, or enjoy a NCAA Division 1 Rambler game. The Loyola Experience is about finding your place and connecting with new friends. With more than 250 student organizations to choose from, you’re sure to find something that interests you. 

Admissions Website

Please see the Loyola Admissions Website for more information. 

Deadline Information

Freshman Application (Rolling Admission)

  • December 1 - Priority Deadline

Transfer Application

  • December 1 - Spring semester
  • June 1 - Fall semester

Required Application Materials

Freshman Application

  • Coalition Application
  • A letter of recommendation from either a teacher or counselor
  • Official high school transcripts

Loyola is test optional. We understand the disruption in test taking given the pandemic and want to remain accessible to our students. Loyola has always taken a holistic admission reveiw for each applicant and will continue to do so.

Transfer Application

  • Coalition Application
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
  • Official high school transcript if you have completed less than 12 credits of college work.
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

Scholarship and Financial Aid

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships based on the information provided in the admission application. In addition, we encourage all students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Additional Information