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Loyola University Maryland named to Forbes’ list of top colleges

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Loyola University Maryland was named to the 2021 list of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes. Loyola ranked at No. 210 on the list of 600 colleges, which this year gave preference to affordability and opportunities for low-income students. Loyola also ranked at No. 109 on the list of private colleges and No. 84 on the list of colleges in the Northeast.

“We are honored to be named to the list of top colleges by Forbes, particularly because of the intentional ways we have enhanced financial aid services for our students. Our financial aid team is dedicated to helping students navigate the application process, and approximately 98% of our undergraduates are receiving some form of aid,” said Eric Nichols, vice president for enrollment management. “This recognition demonstrates the value of our Jesuit, liberal arts education and our commitment to making it affordable for students and their families.”

For this ranking, Forbes looked at college accessibility to students who cannot afford high tuition rates and the number of disadvantaged students accepted. Forbes’ list accounts for data on student outcomes, such as salary and the number of years it takes to pay college debt. It also considers retention and the number of years it takes to graduate.