International

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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.

Fall Open House - October 20 and November 10

Open House is tailored to helping you and your family experience campus and get your questions answered. Explore campus, meet faculty and learn about the application, scholarship and financial aid process. Multiple sessions occur throughout the day on a variety of topics.

Online

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.

LOCATION DAY DATE TIME TOPIC SIGN-UP
Online Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:00 AM CST Loyola 101 For International Students
Online Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:00 PM CST Loyola 101 For International Students
Online Wednesday November 28, 2018 8:00 AM CST Loyola 101 For International Students
Online Wednesday December 5, 2018 4:00 PM CST Loyola 101 For International Students
Online Tuesday December 18, 2018 8:00 AM CST Loyola 101 For International Students
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.

REQUIRED:
  • 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 internationaladmission@luc.edu.  
  • 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.
OPTIONAL:
  • 500-word personal statement
  • Resume

Students who do not meet the requirements for unconditional admission may be considered for the International Conditional Admission Program (ICAP).

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.

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

 
 

#60

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.







Deadlines
February 1

Application deadline for merit scholarships


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


December 1

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.

Undergraduate Admission Office

Loyola University Chicago
Phone: 800.262.2373

Lake Shore Campus
Sullivan Center
6339 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Water Tower Campus
Schreiber Center
16 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

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