Freshman

Let's get started

Choosing a college is complicated. But these steps can keep you on track. From the first visit to campus to your final decision, there's a lot that goes into applying for school. That's why we're here to help answer your questions along the way.

Get to know us

There's a lot to learn about Loyola. Here, you will explore what interests you, pursue your passions, and leave transformed. It's about more than what classes you'll take. It's the research opportunities, the internships, the exploration in the city (or not in the city), and the time you spend with friends. Your time here will prepare you to launch your career with confidence.

Get a firsthand look

We encourage you to visit both our Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses, especially if your areas of interest include majors located downtown. That includes programs in the Quinlan School of Business, the Department of Computer Science, and the schools of Communication, Education, and Social Work.

When classes are in session in the fall and spring semesters, Loyola shuttle passes are available in the Undergraduate Admission Office. If the shuttle is not running, we are happy to provide driving or public transportation directions.

When classes are in session in the fall and spring semesters, Loyola shuttle bus passes are available in the Undergraduate Admission Office.

Help us get to know you

We know (and you know) that your talents can not summed up in a single number, so we take a holistic approach to reviewing your application.

When applying to Loyola:
  • Send us the official high school transcript from each school you have attended
  • Send us your standardized test score: ACT (school code 1064) or SAT (school code 1412)
  • Ask for a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor or have them use our online form
Recommended:
  • Send a resume of your achievements and extracurricular activities at school or in your community
  • Write an essay on a topic of your choice

Priority deadline for applicants is December 1. When you submit your application, you will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships.

 
Find out more about the application process

Learn about earning credit by exam, including AP, CLEP, and IB

Discover our Rome Start program

Keep a Lookout for Your Next Steps

Once you've applied, your status page is your new home page. Make sure to track the key next steps on your road to enrollment, including checking the standing of your application and making your deposit.

Discover the Value of a Jesuit Education

There's a lot to figure out when it comes to paying for school, but our graduates are proof that a Loyola education is an outstanding value. While international students are not eligible for federal financial aid, you can receive merit-based scholarships. So don't get stressed, and make sure to check out what our alums have to say about Loyola.

97%

Loyola funded grants and scholarships annually for undergraduate students

 
 

92

million dollars in Loyola funded grants and scholarships annually for undergraduate students

 
 

#58

in the list of Best Value Schools by US News & World Report

WE'LL SEE YOU AT WELCOME WEEK

Once you're admitted to Loyola, the real fun begins. After submitting your deposit, you can start comparing residence halls, get your Lu Wolf gear, and get to know your future classmates at Orientation. Can't wait? Check out a preview of your next four years below.







Deadlines
December 1

Priority deadline for academic scholarships


Early February

Application deadline for additional Loyola scholarships


March 1

Priority filing deadline for FAFSA


March 15

Application deadline for Interdisciplinary Honors and Business Honors programs


May 1

Enrollment deposit date for freshmen applicants to reserve a place in the class


August

Free online applications available for Spring and Fall 2018 beginning in August. Admission is rolling


October 1

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available


Have questions about Loyola University Chicago's application process? Wondering about the status of your application? Contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at 800.262.2373.

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