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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.
International students who are unable to schedule an on-campus visit are encouraged to attend an online information session. The session will including information on Loyola’s programs, student life, resources for international students and the admission and scholarship process.
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
- Report your ACT and/or SAT scores to us. First year applicants will satisfy Loyola’s standardized testing requirement by self-reporting all ACT and/or SAT scores on the application. Applicants who are offered admission and choose to matriculate at Loyola will be required to provide official results prior to enrolling. Loyola does superscore meaning during the review process, the admission office is reviewing the highest sections from all SAT test and/or the highest sections from all ACT tests.
- Ask for a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor or have them use our online form
- 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.
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.
Loyola funded grants and scholarships annually for undergraduate students
million dollars in Loyola funded grants and scholarships annually for undergraduate students
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.
Application deadline for merit scholarships
Priority filing deadline for FAFSA
Application deadline for Interdisciplinary Honors and Business Honors programs
Enrollment deposit date for freshmen applicants to reserve a place in the class
Free online applications available for Spring and Fall 2018 beginning in August. Admission is rolling
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available
Priority deadline for academic scholarships
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.