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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
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.
- Send in all official high school and secondary transcripts from each institution you have attended. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send your standardized test scores: ACT (school code 1064), SAT (school code 1412), TOEFL, or IELTS scores. A minimum score of 79 is required for the TOEFL and 6.5 for IELTS. You can decide to submit more than one set of scores, but for scholarship consideration, SAT or ACT must be submitted. All tests must come directly from the testing center or be on the official high school transcript.
- 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.
- 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 Spring and Fall 2018 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.