Taking a holistic approach, we seek students who are best suited to take advantage of everything Loyola has to offer. Our Jesuit tradition of education is based on the concept of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. We consider academic merit as well as all other aspects of your preparation to handle what will be asked of you once you enroll at Loyola University Maryland. That may be extracurricular involvement, athletics, service, leadership, or something totally unique to you.

Learn more about the application process:

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First-Year Applicants

Students can apply Early Decision, Early Action, Regular Decision, or for Spring admission to Loyola.

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Transfer Applicants

Students who have enrolled in courses at another college or university after the completion of high school should apply as a transfer student.

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International Applicants

Students who will need a visa to study in the United States, or who already hold a valid U.S. visa, should apply as an international student.

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Non-Degree Applicants

Students who are enrolled in a degree program at another institution and wish to take courses at Loyola should apply as a non-degree applicant.


Looking for a Challenge?

Loyola's Honors & Scholars programs are designed for high-achieving students who seek a constant challenge to improve both inside and outside the classroom.

Honors & Scholars Programs

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