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Loyola Admission Requirements

Chicago, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Loyola University Chicago

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
77%
Admission Difficulty for Loyola University Chicago
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Loyola and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Loyola is 77%.  It ranks #33 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Loyola University Chicago is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 29,117 out of 37,824 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 23 percent on standardized admission tests. Loyola University Chicago typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.71. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Loyola University Chicago. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 23% of students submitted SAT scores and 22% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Loyola SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1160-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT 
23%
SAT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1260

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Loyola University Chicago is a test optional school meaning applicants are not required to submit SAT scores with their application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required".

Students who get into Loyola University Chicago score in the top 31 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 1160-1360.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Loyola University Chicago admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1360 and Above Good >86%
1260 to 1360 Avg + 77%-86%
1160 to 1260 Avg - 64%-77%
1060 to 1160 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 1060 Low <48%
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Loyola ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
22%
ACT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Loyola University Chicago is test optional. Students are not required to submit ACT scores with their application. The policy on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Loyola regularly accepts students who score 27 and above on the ACT. These students typically score in the top 15 percent nationally. The ACT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 27-32.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Loyola University Chicago admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >88%
29 to 32 Avg + 77%-88%
27 to 29 Avg - 67%-77%
25 to 27 Reach 55%-67%
Less than 25 Low <55%
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Loyola GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.71
Typical High School Grades 
A-

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 3.71 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.71 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Loyola accepts 77% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Loyola University Chicago students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 39.9% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.6% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 16.7% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.1% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.7% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.9% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.1% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

61% 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 29%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 90%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Loyola University Chicago admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 25,740 12,084 37,824
Accepted 20,258 8,859 29,117
Acceptance Rate 79% 73% 77%
Enrolled 2,022 845 2,867
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 10% 10%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Loyola University Chicago is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Loyola University Chicago Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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
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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?

23% of students submit their SAT scores to Loyola. 22% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Loyola University Chicago?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Loyola. Admission competition is 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 1160 and 1360. 23% 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 27 and 32. 22% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.