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Loyola University ranked No. 4 in the North region by U.S. News & World Report

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Loyola University Maryland was ranked No. 4 among the best universities in the North region by the U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges” guide for 2022. Loyola has been listed in the top five for more than a decade.

Loyola was ranked No. 1 among the best colleges for veterans in the North region. The ranking was based on participation in federal initiatives that help make pursuing a college degree more affordable for veterans and active-duty service members. Learn more about veterans education benefits at Loyola on our Military and Veterans Community site.

In addition, Loyola was ranked:

  • No. 6 for “Undergraduate Teaching – Regional Universities North” 
  • No. 10 (tied) for “Most Innovative Schools”
  • No. 14 (tied) for “Service Learning”
  • No. 18 for “A+ Schools for B Students”
  • No. 28 (tied) for “Marketing in Undergraduate Business Programs”
  • No. 33 (tied) for “Management in Undergraduate Business Programs”
  • No. 53 for “Best Value Schools”
  • No. 62 (tied) for “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs - No Doctorate”
  • No. 57 (tied) for “Accounting in Undergraduate Business Programs”
  • No. 125 (tied) for “Undergraduate Business Programs”
  • No. 178 (tied) for “Undergraduate Computer Science Programs”

“At Loyola University Maryland, students know they do not have to choose between focused, effective career preparation and the profound life-long benefits of a faith-based liberal arts education. Undergraduate teaching and mentorship are key to our students’ success,” said Amanda M. Thomas, Ph.D., interim president of Loyola University Maryland. “This type of recognition highlights the value of the education we deliver to our students. We are especially gratified to be recognized for our efforts to make higher education accessible to veterans and active-duty members of the military.”

To establish its rankings, U.S. News analyzed 1,466 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 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings is available at