Loyola University Maryland

Equity and Inclusion at Loyola

Programs for First-Year Students

  • 92% of students receive some form of Financial Aid
  • 80% of students are from outside Maryland
  • 18.3% of 2023 class are first-generation
  • 27.4% of 2023 class are students of color

Ignatius Scholars: The program provides opportunities to students who identify as first-generation college students, demonstrate significant financial need, or come from diverse backgrounds. The Ignatius Scholars Program is designed for first-year students who exhibit strong academic promise, leadership abilities, and high professional aspirations.

MAP Navigators: The Multicultural Awareness Program (MAP) is designed to assist first-year ALANA students in acclimating to campus life at Loyola. Specific objectives of the program are academic enhancement, intercultural exploration, social adjustment and community service.

ALANA Mentoring Program: The ALANA Mentoring Program (AMP) pairs first-year ALANA students with upper-class students to assist them in acclimating to campus life at Loyola University Maryland. The ALANA Mentors play an integral role in working with students for the first year of their college experience. Mentors will assist first-year students to gain an understanding and appreciation of the University culture, introduce them to co-curricular activities, and assist them with achieving academic and personal growth.