Loyola University Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.82 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 144 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CEPH
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 16,422 (11,129 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 26% part-time, 74% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $19,458
Source: NCES

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1.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Spanish
Graduation Year: 2017

My experience in the Spanish M.A. program here was absolutely disappointing and more than anything, frustrating and infuriating. The director of the Grad Program is a misogynistic and power hungry individual. The guidelines for the degree are clear but the course offerings are limited, and skewed by academic politics and bureaucracy. There are only 2 out of 6 professors teaching grad level classes that are great teachers and respectful humans. I had to report what was happening within my program more than once to the school's ethics hotline, and nothing was done. If you hope to get something out of your education (i.e. learn new things, challenge your thoughts, entice your academic passions), this program is NOT for you.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2009

I loved Loyola. I not only received a great education, I also had a great opportunity to network with fellow classmates and professors.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2007

Loyola has a very humanistic approach to education. The professors are very engaging and nonthreatening. I feel that I learned a great deal beyond what was taught in the classroom. I am proud of my education from Loyola.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2007

My time at Loyola University Graduate School of business was spread out over years but I was also working full time. I am glad that I chose Loyola and glad I finished.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Loyola University Chicago is my second home. It has honed me to become a hard working, proactive, and dedicated social worker in current field as a patient care manager at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Not only do you learn social work at its best, but the staff always helps students open their eyes to different fields of social work and how it is always a never ending field to learn.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2009

Great college in a great location. I learned a lot from both the teachers and the other grad students in my classes
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Loyola University Chicago's Elementary Education M.Ed program is rigorous, high quality, and provides students with practical teaching experience before graduation. Coursework is relevant to classroom teaching and taught me not just how to write lesson plans, but also how to manage a classroom, build relationships and anticipate the culture shock so many teachers experience when entering into teaching. As a part of the program, students complete a year-long apprenticeship in a classroom from the beginning of the school year to the end. My experience in the program better prepared me for the way students change over the course of the year, the various challenges that arise, and also helped me encounter this multi-faceted career in a real-world, urban setting. Teaching is one of the most challenging professions in the US, with a high turnover rate in urban areas and my education at Loyola gave me the tools I needed to not only stay in the industry, but to thrive in it. I still keep in touch with the other students from my program. Some have moved out of state or teach for the private sector but all of us share a passion for excellence and service in education, no matter where we teach and Loyola is in no small way responsible for our success.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2004

Loyola University in Chicago offered me the perfect opportunity to complete the requirements for my teaching degree in a rigorous program, while working during the day. The professors are leaders in their field, and very knowledgeable of current research in education. The projects and assignments helped me grow as a teacher and prepared me to take charge of a class of my own. Loyola provides many networking opportunities, and the research opportunities they provide have prepared me to work on my PhD. This is an excellent program for budding teachers with full lives.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2019

Loyola University Chicago is a Jesuit inspired school that holds true to its values of inclusion, diversity, and acceptance of everyone. At Loyola, the professors and staff are all working to make each student's experience an individualized one. There are a variety of courses in the J.D. program designed to meet any budding lawyer's interests and they are known for their Health Law and Child Law programs. The Loyola Alumni base is strong in Chicago which makes it easy to land a job post-graduation.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

Loyola was great school, I did not have much interaction with school administration as my program was just 1 year. But I was happy with how everything was handled and would recommend it.
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