Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, the University will inspire students to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world.
Loyola University Maryland maintains four campuses in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. One, a traditional collegiate campus in northern Baltimore City, primarily houses Loyola’s undergraduate programs. The Timonium and Columbia campuses focus on graduate programs and boast convenient access for working professionals. The University also operates the Loyola Clinical Centers at Belvedere Square and at the Columbia campus.
The University was named for St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order of Catholic priests, and was the first among four colleges in the United States to bear the name "Loyola." There are a total of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
- 1852 - Founded as Loyola College in downtown Baltimore
- 1855 - College moves to Calvert Street location
- 1921 - Established Evergreen Campus
- 1949 - Graduate studies begin with Education programs
- 1971 - Becomes coeducational following a merger with Mount Saint Agnes College
- 2009 - Adopts Loyola University Maryland designation
The University offers more than 35 undergraduate and nine graduate programs through its three schools: Loyola College (Arts and Sciences), the Sellinger School of Business and Management, and the School of Education. Loyola features a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society.
Loyola offers the following undergraduate degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in 23 fields
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in 6 fields
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) with 4 concentrations
- Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in 2 fields
Loyola offers graduate programs in the following areas:
- Business and Management
- Computer Science
- Liberal Studies
- Pastoral Counseling
- Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Faculty FTE (full-time equivalent) - 420
Full-time - 350
- Female faculty - 47%
- Faculty of color - 15%
- International - 2%
- Tenured/Tenure-track - 75%
Faculty-Student ratio: 1:12
Total Headcount - 5,978
Student FTE (full-time equivalent) - 5,027
Undergraduate - 3,917
Entering first years - 1,072
Entering transfers - 63
Continuing - 2,782
Maryland resident - 18%
Living on campus - 82%
Women - 61%
Students of color - 18%
International - 1%
Avg. high school GPA - 3.39
SAT middle range scores (25th & 75th percentiles) - 1100-1250
Graduate - 2,061
Entering - 607
Continuing - 1,454
Maryland resident - 88%
Part-time - 67%
Women - 66%
Students of color - 21%
International - 2%
Tuition and Financial Aid
See the tuition rates for the current academic year.
Receiving financial aid - 72%
Received a Loyola-funded grant or scholarship - 61%
Tuition varies by program.
Graduate and Resident Assistantships are available.
Loyola fields 18 NCAA Division I teams, 16 of which play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), while women’s lacrosse plays in the Big East and men’s lacrosse plays in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Loyola will join the Patriot League beginning with the 2013-14 academic and athletic year. Athletic facilities include the 6,000-seat Ridley Athletic Complex, 2,100-seat Reitz Arena, 3,000-seat Diane Geppi-Aikens Field, and the Fitness and Aquatic Center, where the Swimming and Diving teams compete before a 500-seat spectator area in the Mangione Aquatic Center.
Facts About Loyola
- Students represent 34 states and 20 countries
- The average class size is 25
- Retention rates average 90% annually, and nearly 80% of undergraduates graduate in 4 years
- More than 60% of Loyola undergraduates study abroad, choosing from 14 Loyola-sponsored programs in countries such as Spain, New Zealand, China, and Ireland
- The Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ) facilitates a variety of service programs, in which more than 60% of Loyola's students participate
- Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is available for the Army