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Loyola again ranked among top universities in North region by U.S. News & World Report

| By Nick Alexopulos
Loyola University Maryland Knott Humanities Center
Photo by Scott Suchman

Loyola University Maryland is tied for No. 3 among the best universities in the North region ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its “Best Colleges” guide for 2017. Loyola has ranked in the top five on the North region list for more than a decade.

Loyola was also included on the “A+ Schools for B Students” list, and the University’s undergraduate business and engineering programs were ranked among the top programs nationally. Loyola's marketing program in the Sellinger School was ranked No. 22 (tied) in the country, and the University's undergraduate engineering program was tied for No. 42 among all schools that do not have a graduate engineering program.

More than 650 regional universities were analyzed by U.S. News for this year’s rankings. U.S. News gathered data about each school in categories related to academic excellence, including graduation and retention rates, assessments by peers, faculty resources, and student selectivity. Each indicator was assigned a weight based on U.S. News’ judgments about which measures of quality matter most.

In August 2016, Loyola was named one of the nation’s top institutions for undergraduate higher education by The Princeton Review. In July, Loyola was named one of the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money Magazine.

More information on the 2017 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings is available at

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