Chances of getting into Loyola University Chicago
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Loyola and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #44 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 16,639 out of 23,571 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 26 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.
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Loyola SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT23%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1190|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1370|
|Average SAT Score||1280|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1370 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1280 to 1370||Avg +||71%-81%|
|1190 to 1280||Avg -||59%-71%|
|1100 to 1190||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 1100||Low||<46%|
Loyola ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT86%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
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 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Loyola University Chicago.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>82%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||71%-82%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||62%-71%|
|22 to 24||Reach||51%-62%|
|Less than 22||Low||<51%|
Avg. High School GPA3.65
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Loyola University Chicago. 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 71% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
68% of Loyola University Chicago freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||16%||16%|
What are the requirements for admission to Loyola University Chicago and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
23% of students submit their SAT scores to Loyola. 86% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
71% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1370. 23% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.