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Undergraduate Study

Loyola students benefit from both focused, effective career preparation and the profound benefits of a liberal arts education.

No other academic program better prepares you to meet the various and complex challenges you will face in your life—today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now. No other educational experience better prepares you to lead a life full of intellectual inquiry, creative output, meaning, and joy. 

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Students who experience the Jesuit approach to education at Loyola University Maryland graduate with uniquely powerful traits: bright minds, bold hearts, and broad global knowledge. They embrace and thrive—and go on to succeed—in our wondrous, beautiful, interconnected, and complicated world. 

You will appreciate the triumphs of the human mind. Assess problems with a discerning eye. Clearly articulate your ideas. Practice empathy. Manage diversity and difference. Do what’s right, even when what’s right isn’t easy. Our society and our world depend on those who possess these critical capacities more than ever. 

45+ majors
55+ minors
100% of classes are taught by loyola faculty
20 average class size
12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
The foundation for a rich, meaningful intellectual life—and your future success

Loyola’s core curriculum is just that: the core of our liberal arts academic experience. Through the core, you'll be exposed to a wide variety of subjects. You'll develop lifelong habits of curiosity, integrity, persistence, and a passion for the pursuit of knowledge. When the time comes to do something different for a living (and research shows that it will), you’ll be distinctly prepared.

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See what makes up the Loyola core
Value the contributions of all people
Commit yourself to a life of integrity
Learn from others’ mistakes and triumphs
Gain the ability to see things from a new perspective
Solve problems logically and consistently
Natural & Applied Sciences
Demystify the inner workings of the natural world
Think critically about thinking critically
Social Science
Understand the human condition and your relationship to others
Connect with the search for universal truth
World Language
Shorten the distance between you and the rest of the world
Master the crucial skill of expressing ideas in writing
Visual & Performing Arts
Appreciate the influence of aesthetic expressions

Learn what to expect in the classroom