Undergraduate Studies Catalog
This is what your can expect at Loyola University Chicago, where we continue and advance the 450 year old Jesuit tradition of rigorous academic study, firmly grounded in the liberal arts. We help you prepare for meaningful careers with top academic programs in business, the sciences and numerous other disciplines, along with opportunities for internships throughout the city of Chicago. We also focus on developing your total self–intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually. At Loyola, you can pursue your highest goals–and reach your maximum potential in everything you do.
• Undergraduate degrees: B.A., B.B.A., B.G.I.S., B.S., B.S.Ed., B.A. (Classics), B.S.N.
• Distinguished teaching faculty, 97% with Ph.D.
• Honors programs in all colleges for academically superior students
• Phi Beta Kappa chapter
• Study abroad at Loyola’s Rome Center of Liberal Arts
• From 50 states and territories, and 82 countries
• Approximately 28% African American, Asian American, Latin American, and Native American
High School Class Rank
Upper 10% 31%
Upper 25% 65%
Upper 50% 91%
Standardized Test Scores
Mid 50% SAT I Verbal 530-630
Mid 50% SAT I Math 520-630
Mid 50% ACTA 22-27
Admission to Loyola University Chicago is competitive and based on the student’s academic transcript, class rank, standardized test scores, and recommendations.
Freshman Priority Processing Deadlines
Priority deadline for scholarship consideration: February 1, 2002
Application for Financial Assistance: March 1, 2002
Application for Honors Program: March 1, 2002
Priority deadline for Application for Freshman Admission: April 1, 2002
Candidates’ Intent to Enroll reply date for freshman applicants to reserve a place in the class: May 1, 2002
Full Semester classes begin August 26, 2002
• Three out of four Loyola student receive some form of financial assistance
• Requirements for academic scholarships available upon request
Transfer students 474
From 2-year schools 252 (53%)
From 4-year schools 222 (47%)
Mean GPA (4-year schools) 3.01
Transfer to Loyola University Chicago is based on successful completion of a minimum of 20 transferable semester hours. The entering transfer student should be in good academic standing at the last school attended. Minimum grade point requirements for transfer students vary by academic division.
Application for Transfer Admission, Spring Semester: December 1, 2001
Application for Transfer Nursing, Fall Semester: February 1, 2002
Application for Financial Assistance, Fall Semester: March 1, 2002
Deadline for Scholarship Consideration April 1, 2002
Application for Transfer Admission (excluding Transfer Nursing), Fall Semester: July 1, 2002
Academically superior new freshman students in all colleges are offered the opportunity to challenge and enhance their intellectual capabilities through the Honors Program.
Special Academic Opportunities
Five-year bachelor’s and master’s degree programs: Applied Social Psychology, Biology or Environmental Sciences/M.B.A., Business Administration/Accountancy, Business Administration/Information systems Management, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies/M.B.A., Mathematics, Political Science, Sociology
Dual-degree program in Physics and Engineering
Six-year early admission to Loyola School of Law (3 + 3 program)
Early Assurance Program to Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola/Midwestern University dual-acceptance pharmacy program