Loyola University Maryland ranked No. 4 in the nation among colleges and universities that had the highest percentage of 2011 graduating seniors who participated in a study abroad program, according to a "Short List" published this week by U.S. News and World Report.
The ranking found that 84 percent of Loyola students studied overseas. In November 2012, the Institute of International Education ranked Loyola No. 1 in the nation among master’s institutions that have the most students who study abroad in one-semester programs. It is the second straight year Loyola was No. 1 on that list.
Loyola offers international programs in 13 cities in 13 different countries as well as exchanges in the Netherlands, Argentina, Japan, Germany, France, Chile, and Singapore. In 2010 Loyola was one of five universities to receive the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, an honor presented by NAFSA: the Association of International Educators. In 2012, Loyola partnered with Newcastle University to open a science-focused study abroad center on Newcastle's campus in the United Kingdom.
The U.S. News Short Lists are a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. The Short Lists are separate from overall U.S. News rankings, where Loyola ranked No. 2 among regional universities in the north.
The full list of schools ranked by U.S. News for study abroad participation is available here.