Loyola's BS Engineering program is ranked #39 (out of 239) in U.S. News & World Report's Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (No Doctorate) and #6 (out of 429) in American Society for Engineering Education's (ASEE) Percentage of Bachelors Degrees Awarded to Women.
Loyola Engineering enrolled its first students in Fall, 2015. We obtained our ABET accreditation in Fall, 2020, which enabled us to take part in the national rankings that were announced in Fall, 2021. In our first-ever ranking of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (No Doctorate), the 2022 U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola Engineering 39th (tied) of 239 U.S. programs. The U.S. News & World Report rankings, released September 13, also noted that within Illinois, the Loyola BS Engineering Program is the second highest scoring BS Engineering program. Rankings are based on peer surveys of deans and senior faculty of engineering schools and departments around the country. In our first-ever ranking in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) survey, Loyola Engineering is 6th of 429 in Percentage Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to Women. Rankings are based on Engineering school and department data from the 2019-20 academic year.
A hallmark of our program is our emphasis on active learning. Rather than delivering a full lecture in each course, each professor provides a mini-lecture to go over fine points of the homework. To facilitate active learning, there are never more than 24 students in any Engineering course section. Active learning increases the retention of female students, students of color, and first-generation students; and is one aspect of our social justice-informed program. We are proud to be the first Engineering program in the U.S. to fully integrate social justice and Engineering in our curriculum. Learn more about our active learning methodology, which facilitates student engagement and engineering retention. LEARN MORE
In the Fall of 2020, Class of 2021 seniors Anna Zachary, Valentine Geze, and Brooke McDonald (pictured) designed an anaerobic digest for the capstone sponsor, Plant Chicago. Learn about their design, which won first place in the Illinois Water Environment Association Student Design Competition.LEARN MORE