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Chicago, Illinois

Loyola Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Loyola University Chicago

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.6%
Admission Difficulty for Loyola University Chicago
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
23%
SAT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1280

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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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Loyola University Chicago admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Loyola ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
86%
ACT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Loyola University Chicago
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Loyola University Chicago admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 #6 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Loyola University Chicago students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Loyola University Chicago admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,743 7,828 23,571
Accepted 11,408 5,231 16,639
Acceptance Rate 72% 67% 71%
Enrolled 1,815 839 2,654
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 16% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Loyola University Chicago and what considerations affect 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.