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Loyola Admission Requirements

Chicago, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Loyola University Chicago

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.9%
Admission Difficulty for Loyola University Chicago
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Loyola and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,064 out of 25,122 applicants were admitted making Loyola a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Loyola University Chicago typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Loyola SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
55%
SAT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1220

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Loyola University Chicago?

Loyola University Chicago typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Loyola University Chicago admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >78%
1215 to 1310 Avg + 68%-78%
1120 to 1215 Avg - 56%-68%
1025 to 1120 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 1025 Low <42%
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Loyola ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
65%
ACT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Loyola?

Admission data indicates that Loyola regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 65 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Loyola University Chicago.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Loyola University Chicago admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >80%
27 to 30 Avg + 68%-80%
25 to 27 Avg - 58%-68%
23 to 25 Reach 48%-58%
Less than 23 Low <48%
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Loyola GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.65
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Loyola University Chicago?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Loyola. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Loyola University Chicago was 3.65 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Loyola accepts 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Loyola University Chicago students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 50% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

68% of Loyola University Chicago freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Loyola University Chicago students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 37%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Loyola University Chicago admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 17,082 8,040 25,122
Accepted 11,913 5,151 17,064
Acceptance Rate 70% 64% 68%
Enrolled 1,882 888 2,770
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Loyola University Chicago and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Loyola University Chicago Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Loyola University Chicago
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=146719 IPEDS survey data for Loyola University Chicago.

FAQs

Does Loyola University Chicago prefer SAT or ACT?

55% of students submit their SAT scores to Loyola. 65% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Loyola University Chicago?

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Loyola. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Loyola University Chicago?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1310. 55% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Loyola University Chicago?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 65% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.