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

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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 2021. Loyola has been ranked in the top five for more than a decade.

In addition, Loyola is ranked:

  • No. 4 (tied) for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”
  • No. 9 (tied) for “Most Innovative Schools”
  • No. 16 (tied) for “Service Learning”
  • No. 44 for “Best Value”
  • No. 60 (tied) for “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs”
  • No. 116 (tied) for “Best Undergraduate Business Programs”
  • No. 160 (tied) for “Top performers on Social Mobility”
  • No. 171 (tied) for “Best Undergraduate Computer Programs”

Loyola was also listed among the A+ Schools for B Students.

“At Loyola University Maryland, we tell our students they don’t need to choose between focused, effective career preparation and the profound life-long benefits of a liberal arts education,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. “Thanks to the exceptional teaching and mentoring by our faculty, Loyola graduates educated, fulfilled, ethical leaders who are driven to better the world around them with their talents and compassion.”

This year U.S. News analyzed 1,452 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality including retention and graduation rates, class sizes, student/faculty ratios, and average federal loan debt of graduates. The indicators were assigned a weight or grade based on U.S. News’ criteria.

More information on the 2021 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings is available at