The Value of a Loyola Education

We know you are acutely aware of the scale of your investment. You want to know exactly the kind of experience and outcome it is securing. At Loyola, we welcome your questions openly and address them head-on, because the answers are the very definition of the Loyola experience. We make our case for value confidently, plainspokenly, and directly.

You may be asking yourself, is Loyola really worth the investment?

Yes, it is. And we'd like to offer a few compelling reasons why…

You will...

  • Live in an exceptional community on 81 wooded acres

    Loyola’s residence halls are ranked in the top 2% in the country and athletic facilities are ranked #9 in the country by The Princeton Review.

  • Graduate with a promising future

    95% of Loyola University Maryland graduates are employed, in graduate school, or completing a year of service within six to nine months of receiving their diploma.

  • Gain relevant, valuable experience

    Over 80% of students participate in a practicum, internship, and/or field experience prior to graduation.

  • See the world

    More than two-thirds of students study abroad, and more than 70% have an international experience before they graduate.

  • Add value to your career

    Loyola is ranked in the top 2% of more than 2,400 four-year U.S. colleges and universities for economic value added to the mid-career salary of its alumni. In fact, a Loyola degree adds ~30% to the predicted mid-career salary of graduates.

  • Have access to a major metropolitan area

    Baltimore-Washington is the 4th largest metro area in the U.S. and provides easy access to internships, job opportunities, cultural experiences, and nightlife (not to mention easy trips via plane, train, or bus!).

  • Make a difference

    80% of students participate in community service and The Princeton Review ranked Loyola among the Top 10 U.S. universities for "Students Most Engaged in Community Service."

  • Become a member of two global alumni networks

    The Greyhound pack is 67,000 strong, and the Loyola alumni community is part of the broader, global Jesuit community—which includes nearly 200,000 enrolled students, 19,000 faculty, and more than 2 million alumni.

  • Graduate on time

    79% of Loyola students graduate in four years. That's 20-30 points higher than the national average.

  • Execute your career plan

    The Career Center at Loyola serves all students and alumni in discovering fulfilling career paths, preparing to present their best selves to the world, and maximizing available resources to achieve their goals.