University receives additional accolades for residence halls and athletic facilities
Loyola University Maryland has been named among the nation’s top 376 colleges in the 2011 Princeton Review guide. In addition, Loyola’s residence halls ranked second in the country and its athletic facilities ranked 10th.
“At Loyola, we take great pride in creating a living and learning experience that does far more than prepare students for professional success, but rather inspires them for the rest of their lives,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola’s president. “This comprehensive, 360-degree experience, grounded in our rigorous academic programs, is complemented by exceptional student life programs, athletics opportunities, community service and spirituality initiatives, and much more. I am pleased that Loyola has been recognized among the nation’s leading colleges and universities, and that our residence halls and athletics facilities have been named among the very best.”
Loyola operates 14 residence halls, including a mix of traditional doubles, suites, apartments, and townhomes. Athletic facilities include the 6,000-seat Ridley Athletic Complex, home to the University’s NCAA Division I Greyhounds soccer and lacrosse programs; the 3,000-seat Reitz Arena; and the Fitness and Aquatic Center, which features a two-story indoor rock-climbing wall, a 6,000-square-foot fitness center, a multi-court gymnasium, and a swimming pool with a 500-seat spectator area.
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three institutions outside the United States are profiled in the book. The 62 ranking lists in The Best 376 Colleges are based on the Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the 376 colleges and universities in the book. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Topics range from assessments of professors to opinions about financial aid and campus food. To see all of this year’s profiles and rankings, visit www.princetonreview.com.
Loyola was also named among the 220 institutions included in the Princeton Review’s “Best of the Northeast” section of its feature on top schools by region.
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