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Loyola ranked among “Top U.S. Colleges with the Greatest Economic Diversity”

New York Times Diversity Ranking
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Loyola University Maryland was ranked as one of the Top U.S. Colleges with the Greatest Economic Diversity by the New York Times.

“We value and celebrate diversity within our Loyola community, and we try to ensure that talented students of all backgrounds have the opportunity to make the most of our distinctive Jesuit, liberal arts education,” said Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., president. “The New York Times ranking highlights how economically diverse our Loyola student population is among an elite group of institutions. We are committed to continuing to open doors for students so they can become the ethical leaders needed in our diverse and changing world.”

From 2011 to 2021, Loyola’s share of Pell students increased by five percentage points, placing the University at 34th in the country for largest change in Pell students.

The ranking was slotted on the Times’ College-Access Index, a list that ranks the country’s most-selective universities in order of economic diversity. According to the Times, the list covers the 286 most selective colleges in the country, defined by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and other metrics.

Methodology for ranking economic diversity was calculated by analyzing the share of students receiving Pell Grants at each university. The publication used data reported by schools to the Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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