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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School Information

  • 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The biggest pro of my graduate program is the faculty. They are very involved and invested in the students. Even though I feel slightly disconnected as a part time evening student, the faculty is there to support me through all of my needs. The biggest con of my program is that it is hard to get to know people. I feel there should be more opportunities to network with peers.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

The Stritch School of Medicine offers its students a lot of administrative support and easy access to resources such as physicians and shadowing experience. Furthermore, they are always receptive to student feedback, whether it be about a class or wanting to start a student group or elective. On the downside, it is located in a Chicago suburb which removes the students from a noteworthy night-life. Also, driving is basically a must since public transport is limited and the Midwest winters are much too harsh for cycling. Tuition reflects a private school.
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Loyola University is a great school in the heart of Chicago. There aren't enough financial assistance opportunities for graduate students. Make sure to find out about a professor before signing up to her/his class. Loyola has the best and the worst professors. There are a lot of opportunities for students to get involved in school organizations and community outreach.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

All my classes to date have been very educational and enjoyable. The professors have made themselves readily available and provided opportunities to meet working professionals and understand how the theory is practiced in reality. Great program and great school!
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

A 'con' followed by a 'pro': An on-line program naturally reduces the opportunities to become better acquainted with classmates. The enthusiasm with which students (virtual strangers) became acquainted during the few on-campus courses is a testimony to the interest in and benefit of this type of 'collegiate' support and interaction. It is interesting to note that after making their respective acquaintances during the on-campus courses, more students greet each other in a friendly and informal manner during subsequent on-line course discussions. The same shift in interaction occurs between students and professors. An real 'pro' to the on-line doctoral program in Bioethics and Healthcare Policy is that individuals around the world, intent on advancing their knowledge and experience bases in the profession, are able to do so without having to move from their home cities.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

Loyola University Chicago School of Law has amazing faculty who really care about the future of their students once graduating. Law school is competitive in nature, but I am happy to know that I have a great support system.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Loyola University Chicago offers a world-class education at a world-class cost. The faculty are supportive, however in many instances, one is made to feel as if they are a number. Not much financial aid is offered, so even if you are in a doctoral program, funding is not guaranteed. Complicating matters, is if one does receive funding, the monthly stipend that one is given is minuscule, resulting in one having to take out loans to supplement the stipend. There are a number of changes that I would make to the program to make it more practice, and less theory focused. Overall, I feel somewhat ambiguous about my program, but I know that being aligned with a renowned educational institution as Loyola will result in (I hope) some dividends so that I am not forced to be a pauper as I repay my loans.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Loyola University Chicago's Higher Education program truly allows you to see events and behaviors through a social justice lens. Many of the topics discussed in class, can be seen anywhere in Chicago, which further enhances the learning experience. The program is not just diverse in race, but also in gender expression, sexual identity, social economic status, and faith traditions. Though the school provides a shuttle between campuses, it does not always arrive or depart at the time you would expect it to. Also, the education here is expensive and you will more than likely have to take our a loan or two. This is in addition to Chicago already being a really expensive place to live. Overall, the Higher Education program here is great and Loyola is always building and making it's campus more beautiful. The library with glass windows that look over the lake, certainly are not bad to look at either.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

Loyola Stritch is an excellent program located just outside the city of Chicago.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Loyola provided an extremely warm and welcoming environment for its students. I felt like more than just a "number" in this program - they made me feel like a valued and intelligent person. While the course material was challenging, we were provided with appropriate support from professors, both during and outside of class. I felt comfortable approaching my professors with questions. The negatives include a lack of financial support (no help with scholarships/grants) and the location of the program wasn't conducive for an active social life, however, downtown Chicago was only about 40 min from the campus and there was a fairly decent social scene in some of the surrounding neighborhoods (15 min away). Overall, I truly enjoyed my time in this program and value the education I received from here.
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