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Loyola University Maryland ranked No. 4 on’s list of “Best Colleges in Maryland” in 2021. also ranked Loyola as the “Best Catholic School” in the state. evaluates each program on the basis of flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. An Intelligent Score for each program on a scale from 0 to 100 is given to each institution. Loyola received a score of 98.41 out of 100.

“’s emphasis on outcomes, student engagement, and teaching excellence as the key drivers for its ranking methodology aligns well with what matters most to prospective families—student support during college and preparation for the future,” said Eric Nichols, vice president for enrollment management. “It's great recognition of the excellent work our faculty do preparing students for life after Loyola.”

The ranking by analyzed 196 institutions across the state of Maryland with only 46 schools making the final list. All institutions on the list are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

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