Loyola University Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(3.82 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 147 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 16,437 (11,079 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 26% part-time, 74% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,886
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2008

I think they tried hard. I found the Social Work program to be a bit unorganized, particularly as a night student, which was frustrating. I do believe Loyola is a good school overall.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Great community of students and faculty. Wonderful learning environment.
3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

I had hands on experiences with staff that cared about my future and success.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Loyola's graduate program in teaching allows candidates to be fully immersed in their future career from the very start, with the help of their amazing relationships with schools all over Chicago. Every class is paired with a "field site" (school partnership) where candidates and their professors are based for the duration of the course. They are paired with teachers from the school, providing opportunities for observations and hands-on experience. With this strategy, students are not only reading practices and research from their textbooks, but are also seeing it in practice. Loyola's program also has a heavy focus on social justice. By developing a social justice lens in education, candidates are able to think critically, gaining an important awareness that we live in a diverse community. They are able to make connections between themselves, their community, and its resources, which makes teaching more effective and meaningful for their students. Most importantly, Loyola also requires its students to have a one year student-teaching internship. Candidates' first year and early exposure to schools will greatly assist in the success of their internship and licensure exams. The only downside to the program is the limited amount of time in class. It is a very fast-paced program! But as they all say, we don't learn everything through books and lectures, but the actual experience once become full-fledge teachers!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The school has a very reliable and expansive network of connections throughout the city of Chicago. It also helps that the school is a Jesuit Catholic institution because that also opens the doors to a large network. Because of all these connections, I have been able to get internship placements in widely recognized organizations where the experiences are incredibly eye-opening and fulfilling. The professors are wonderful and easily accessible to phone, email, and office hours. The campus is also downtown by the Water Tower so it is easily accessible, safe, and there is never a dull moment. It is grad school so you are expected to work hard and seek out support when you need it. An additional benefit is the wellness center that provides all types of wellness benefits especially with support for stress and anxiety related to school.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

This program affords me the ability to continue with my career while continuing my education. The program expects us to stay working and using those experiences in our class work. This program will help to further my career and I've enjoyed the experience thus far.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Loyola's EMBA is a great way to get your MBA in a short period of time.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Within the greater field of Social Work, there are many different subspecialties. One of the pros of getting a Master's degree in this field is that you can choose your area of interest, according to your personal skills and interests. The professors in the social work program seem to lean heavily towards group presentations and unstructured class discussions, rather than presenting their knowledge or helping students develop relevant social work skills. However, there were certain classes that I did feel that I learned something.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program at Loyola University in Chicago is more than what I expected. The faculty and staff are very supportive and most importantly, accessible to the student body. E-mails with program information are regularly sent out to students about how to navigate the system and meet program deadlines. The financial Aid office is good at taking walk-ins and are accessible to inquiring students. However, I was a little displeased at the processing and disbursement of my financial aid loans and could have been managed more promptly. Overall, I love the school and appreciate the graduate level quality of the program curriculum. The content has proved challenging but very rewarding.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

My program is small. My seminar classes typically only include 6-12 people and the instructors come across as very focused on student development. As a first semester Masters degree student, I have been advised to apply for presentations at conferences and my instructors care about my professional career path. Chicago is great, but funding at the Masters level is difficult to obtain.
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