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Loyola listed among Princeton Review's "Best 377 Colleges"

August 21, 2012 | By Nick Alexopulos

Loyola University Maryland has been named one of the nation’s top 377 colleges by the Princeton Review. In addition, Loyola’s residence halls ranked third in the country and its athletic facilities ranked 7th.

“This recognition speaks volumes about the value of the inspirational living and learning experience we offer our students,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola. “While our rigorous academic programs and diverse social and service opportunities draw only the most exceptional students to Loyola each year, we continually strive to innovate as our entire community – and our Jesuit mission – challenges us to deliver excellence in everything we do.”

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 2,100-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.

The 62 ranking lists in the Best 377 Colleges – 2013 Edition are based on the Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 students (about 324 per campus on average) attending the 377 colleges and universities in the book. The 80-question survey asked students about their school's academics, administration, campus life, student body, and themselves. All of this year’s profiles and rankings are available on the Princeton Review’s website.

Loyola was also named among the 220 institutions included in the Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern Colleges” section of its feature on top schools by region.

About the Princeton Review:
The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., with editorial offices in New York and locations across the U.S.A. and abroad, the Princeton Review, which is a privately held company, is not affiliated with Princeton University. Annually published since 1992, The Best 377 Colleges is one of 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House. No school has ever paid a fee to be profiled in the book.

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