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

Students sitting on the Quad at Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland is No. 4 among the best universities in the North region in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide for 2020. Loyola has been ranked in the top five for more than a decade.

Loyola is tied with The College of New Jersey for the No. 4 spot. Loyola and College of New Jersey are also tied for No. 1 for “Best Colleges for Veterans” in the North region. Loyola is also listed among the A+ Schools for B Students.

In addition, Loyola is ranked:

  • No. 6 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”
  • No. 40 for “Best Value”
  • No. 12 (tied) for “Most Innovative Schools”
  • No. 64 (tied) for “First-Year Experience”
  • No. 23 (tied) for “Service Learning”
  • No. 158 (tied) on the list for “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” highlighting colleges and universities that help enroll and graduate disadvantaged students who are awarded with Pell Grants.

The University’s undergraduate engineering program is tied at No. 52 among all schools that do not have a graduate engineering program. No. 112 for “Best Undergraduate Business Program.”

"In today's highly competitive higher education landscape, it's gratifying to see that Jesuit education—the oldest academic tradition in the world—continues to deliver on its promise to our students," said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. "Our faculty are scholars and mentors who take tremendous pride in providing an invaluable Jesuit, liberal arts education that prepares our students for anything and everything."

More information on the 2020 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings is available at