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Loyola ranked No. 4 in north by U.S. News & World Report

A circle of students meets for class under leafy trees on the Academic Quadrangle.
A circle of students meets for a class under leafy trees on the Academic Quadrangle.

Loyola University Maryland was ranked No. 4 among the “Best Regional Universities” in the North Region in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings for 2023. Loyola has been recognized in the top five for more than a decade.

The publication also ranked Loyola No. 1 among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” in the North Region. The ranking recognized Loyola’s participation in federal initiatives that help make pursuing a college degree more affordable for veterans and active-duty service members. Loyola offers a range of programs and resources for the military community.

In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola:

  • No. 4 for “Undergraduate Teaching - Regional Universities North”
  • No. 11 among the “Most Innovative Schools - Regional Universities North” (tie)
  • No. 49 for “Best Undergraduate Engineering - No Doctorate” (tie)
  • No. 56 for “First-Year Experiences” (tie)
  • No. 59 among the “Best Value Schools”

The University was also ranked for its undergraduate business (No. 108) and computer science (No. 172) programs.

“Loyola’s consistency in earning top rankings in the region and nation year after year is a testament to our incredible faculty who deliver a powerful education,” said Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., president of Loyola. “In addition to academics, we’re proud to score highly across a range of categories, including for our outstanding undergraduate teaching and our exceptional first-year experiences, which are both points of tremendous pride at our University.”

To calculate the rankings, U.S. News & World Report analyzed 1,500 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. View all the rankings and learn more at