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Meet two incoming students—and join them before the May 1 deposit deadline

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> All admitted freshmen can secure their spot by submitting a deposit by May 1.

Watch this video to see why other members of the Class of 2018 are coming to Loyola.

At first glance, it would seem that these two incoming Loyola students have little in common.

One sings in her high school choir and wants to become a special-education teacher. The other is on her high school’s engineering team and is thinking about getting a degree in environmental science.

But despite their differences, the two do share some common ground: They both attended Loyola Weekend in April, and they both plan to enroll here to make their dreams a reality.

And each of them can’t wait to get started.


Armeen Sayani

Skokie, Ill. (Niles West High School)

What brought you to Loyola?

I grew up around Loyola, and I’ve always wanted to go there. It’s such a beautiful campus, but it’s got great academics too. Plus, it’s close to home, so I can be near my family.

What do you plan to study and what would you like to do after graduation?

I want to major in special education and hopefully become a special-ed teacher, and Loyola has a great education program. That was a big part of the reason why I decided to go to Loyola.

What was your favorite part of Loyola Weekend?

I got to meet some of the professors from the School of Education—that was amazing. Just being able to see their passion for teaching was such an inspiration.

Any hobbies or things you like to do outside of school?

I’m involved in a club called the Council for Exceptional Children that helps special-needs students get the most out of high school. I’ve also worked as a camp counselor for special-needs children. And I’m in my school choir.

And finally, how does it feel to officially be a Rambler?

It’s awesome. I honestly never thought this day would come. I’ve been dreaming about it forever. I’m so happy to finally be able to say, “I’m going to Loyola!”


Paulina Kawalec

Hammond, Ind. (Munster High School)

What brought you to Loyola?

Obviously, academics were important, but I was also looking for a faith-based school where I could get involved with service projects. And I like that it’s in Chicago—I love the city.

What do you plan to study and what would you like to do after graduation?

I’m leaning toward environmental science and gender studies. I took a tour of the new sustainability institute when I came to campus. It’s such a cool place. I’m really excited about it.

What was your favorite part of Loyola Weekend?

I got to meet other students who are coming to Loyola, and we all got to hear the faculty and staff talk about the University. It was really interesting.

Any hobbies or things you like to do outside of school?

I’m involved with my school’s service club, I’m on the engineering team, and I played tennis for two years. I also work at a pre-school five days a week.

And finally, how does it feel to officially be a Rambler?

I’m excited. I can’t wait to finish high school and start the next chapter in my life.