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U.S. News ranks Loyola among top universities in North region

| By Nick Alexopulos
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management
Inside the Sellinger School of Business and Management. U.S. News ranked Loyola's business specialties in accounting, finance, international business, and marketing in the top 25 in the nation for 2016.

Loyola University Maryland is tied for No. 3 in the North region in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016.” Loyola has ranked among the top five institutions in the North region for more than a decade. 

Loyola also ranks highly among its North region peers for “Highest 6-Year Graduation Rate” (No. 5) and “Average Percent of Financial Need Met” (No. 4), and Loyola is No. 3 in the North region on the “A+ Schools for B Students” list. In addition, Loyola appears on several national U.S. News lists ranking academic and experiential quality, notably “Highest 4-Year Graduation Rate” and “Most Students Studying Abroad.”

“As a Jesuit university, we often seek moments to reflect on our strengths and weaknesses as a campus community,” said Susan M. Donovan, Ph.D., acting president of Loyola. “Rankings like these from U.S. News offer yet another chance for us to pause and reflect on the opportunities we are offering our students to grow intellectually and in service to others—and to consider how we can continue to strengthen that educational experience.”

U.S. News included Loyola on its national list of “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” and recognized four of Loyola’s business specialties for individual excellence: accounting (No. 29), finance (No. 22), international business (No. 24), and marketing (No. 18). Loyola is also on the national list of “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.”

For the fourth year in a row Loyola is one of the top schools in the nation for “Academic Programs to Look For: Service Learning,” one of eight program-specific lists that highlight schools with outstanding examples of program offerings that enrich the college experience for undergraduate students. Loyola is one of only two Jesuit institutions on the list of 26 schools, and this is the second time in as many months that Loyola has been lauded for its commitment to service by a respected national publication. In August 2015, The Princeton Review ranked Loyola No. 2 on its “Students Most Engaged in Community Service” list, and Loyola ranked highest of four Jesuit institutions included on the list of only 20 schools.

More information on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” is available at

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