Greyhounds have the largest heart of any dog

Joyful. Compassionate. Courageous. Persistent. Spirited. Devoted. Kind.

This is the kind of heart you will develop at Loyola. A heart that you also find in your peers, in your professors, and in Loyola's 65,000 alumni. A heart that makes you a forever Greyhound.

Dare to be you

With just over 4,000 undergraduates and a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Loyola University Maryland is big enough to be rich in opportunity and small enough for these opportunities to be accessible. Loyola makes it easy to embrace new challenges, feel comfortable taking risks, and connect to the experiences and resources you need to develop as a learner, leader, citizen, and professional.

Loyola students feel called and confident in trying new activities, sharing their talents, asking bold questions, and expressing ideas and opinions others might find controversial.

We cultivate an open, supportive, and accepting environment here, because such an environment is fundamental to our identity as a Jesuit institution. Only in a community like ours can students learn authentic lessons about who they are and the world they live in, open up new and unexpected pathways for themselves, and fully understand and experience what it means to be Jesuit educated.

Collage of students experiencing life at loyola.
  • 4,104 undergraduate students from 39 states, 30+ countries, and 6 continents

  • 82% of students from outside of maryland

  • 1/4 students of color

  • 57% female, 43% male

  • 3.5 average high school gpa class of 2021

  • 23 Jesuits live on campus

  • Best College Dorms: No. 12; the princeton review, national list

  • Best Athletic Facilities: No. 9; The Princeton review, national list

  • 88% of first-year students return for sophomore year

  • 16% are first in the family to attend college

Traditions

  • BATTLE OF CHARLES STREET
    Greyhound pride reaches new levels for the annual men’s lacrosse matchup against long-time local rival Johns Hopkins.
  • INITIUM
    Every fall, students are welcomed back to campus with live music, games, a beach volleyball tournament, a casino night, and more.
  • CATHOLIC CLASH
    Loyola men’s basketball has faced off against Mount Saint Mary’s for more than a century.
  • HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM
    Loyola celebrates our liberal arts heritage with an annual lecture series and performances surrounding a selected work.
  • MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST
    Meet in Boulder Garden Café for late night pancakes.
  • CHORDBUSTERS
    Wake up at 5:30 a.m. to buy tickets--and they might already be sold out.
  • LESSONS & CAROLS
    The chapel is standing-room only at this seasonal service featuring candlelightand Christmas carols.
  • BULL & OYSTER ROAST
    Seniors and alumni enjoy food and live music together every January.