Grades are the best single indicator of a student’s potential for academic success in college, and as such, we weigh high school grades most heavily in our evaluation of applications for admission. The most competitive candidates have achieved at least a B+/A- average (weighted) in a challenging curriculum in grades 9 through 12. Students are encouraged to take the most rigorous coursework (advanced subjects, honors courses, AP courses, IB courses, college-level courses) available at their school.
Loyola’s admission committee evaluates all grades earned, beginning with the 9th grade work. Since the most recent grades reflect a student’s current level of performance, we give extra weight to achievement in the junior and senior year grades available at the time the application is received and reviewed.
Students accepted to the Class of 2026 had a 3.68 (weighted) average GPA.