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Your global perspective is going to be right at home here. Loyola students come from 82 countries and all 50 U.S. states. They represent all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, and they all have the opportunity to grow and learn in the dynamic city of Chicago.
For international transfer students, the process is a little different. Find out how.
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, 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. Learn more about what's in store.
Get a firsthand look
While we know there is nothing like physically being on campus, we are still excited to have you connect with the Admission Office. We have virtual visit options for high school students thinking about college, and for admitted students looking to start this fall at Loyola. Plus, check out our campuses anytime with our virtual tour.
**Coronavirus update: For the safety of our visitors and community, the Undergraduate Admission Office will be working remotely until further notice. Campus visits have been cancelled but we are offering virtual opportunities to connect with our office. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 800-262-2373.
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.
- Send in all official high school and secondary transcripts from each institution you have attended. If you are enrolled in your final year of high school, please send records for the previous three years of school completed. A transcript is considered official if it is sent directly to Loyola from an official at your school. For international transcripts, high school officials may send official documents via email to email@example.com.
- Official SAT (code 1412) or ACT (code 1064) score results. One exam is required for all U.S. citizens or for those who want to be considered for Loyola's merit scholarships. Scores can be reported through the testing service, or by self-reporting scores on the application. Loyola does superscore SAT or ACT results, meaning during the review process, the admission office is reviewing the highest section from all SAT tests and/or the highest sections from all ACT tests. Applicants who are offered admission and choose to matriculate at Loyola will be required to provide official results prior to enrolling. You may also submit English proficiency scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE). A minimum score of 79 is required for the TOEFL, 6.5 for IELTS, or a 53 on the PTE. Superscoring does not apply to these exams.
- Ask for a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor or have them use our online form.
- Submit a Declaration and Certification of Finances form, including supporting financial documents which may include a bank statement or scholarship letter reflecting funds available for the total cost of the year.
*If your school has closed due to COVID-19, we are temporarily allowing students to submit unofficial transcripts to complete their applications. Students can email unofficial transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Admitted students who enroll at Loyola will be required to send official transcripts when they become available.
- 500-word personal statement
You may want to also check out our Rome Start program where you can spend your first year at our Rome Center and then transition to Chicago your second year.
Incoming students may be required to take placement exams in math, English, and writing. The results are used to place students in the courses appropriate to their level of preparation. In some cases this may include a non-credit ESL class or introductory math class.
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.
Application deadline for merit scholarships
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 upcoming Spring and Fall terms beginning in August. Admission is rolling.
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.