#6 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Loyola University Chicago overview
Location Chicago, Illinois
Online luc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Loyola University Chicago overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Chicago, Illinois, Loyola University Chicago is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 37,824 prospective students applied, and 29,117 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,867 enrolled in the school.  15,377 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,121 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $46,410 plus fees of $1,398. Loyola is ranked 193 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Loyola is rated within the top 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
Loyola University Chicago overview
SAT 1160/1360
ACT 27/32
GPA 3.71

Applications Accepted

Loyola University Chicago overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Loyola University Chicago
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,398
Room and Board $15,180
Budget for Other Expenses$1,600
Total One Year Cost$65,788

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$59,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

70% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Loyola University Chicago students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Social Sciences 12%
Biology 11%
Psychology 10%
Health Professions 8%

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