Loyola University Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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(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

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3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Excellent program and university though extremely pricey and funding options for MA students are few.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros of law school are that the alumni network is absolutely amazing and the staff is very accessible. The only con is that law school is extremely competitive.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Fantastic school of social work, very heavy on the clinical end. Very interesting and unique classes that stimulate students. Does have a wonderful 10k grant system for 2nd year students in the mental health specialization. The teachers are fantastic for the most part- there are a few that the best but mostly they are well connected, educated and experienced. I feel very safe within this school, it's centrally located and had a fantastic library. The sheridan campus is spectacular. Cons: Pricey school that doesn't have any scholarships for its students. Working with the internship department can be quite stressful and difficult, they should hire some grad assistants. I hate that the class scheduling always has a break between 5 and 7pm making night classes go till 9:30pm. Overall, a great grad school for receiving an MSW. I would not change my decision even though it broke the bank.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

I truly appreciate the "customer service" every time I place a call to any department at Loyola. Everyone is always so helpful in answering any question or concern that I have.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

As a graduate student in Loyola's School of Social Work program, I am grateful for the amount of supervision and support that I receive by faculty and staff. I know that I am receiving a first rate education at Loyola. As I pursue a career in social work, I know that I will be adequately prepared to thrive in a clinical setting because of Loyola's emphasis on clinical practice. Although Loyola is an expensive institution, I know that every penny spent is worth it, and that the future is bright as I enter into the world of social work practice because of the discussions and research that I am a part of at Loyola.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I am a fourth year PhD Candidate who came directly from my undergraduate education in Wisconsin. Loyola University Chicago Biomedical Sciences Graduate School is located in Maywood, Illinois at Loyola University Hospital. One of the biggest advantages of this, is the direct collaboration between physicians and research scientists which leads to translationally relevant research. There are a wide variety of topics being investigated throughout Loyola's graduate school, and finding a niche that fits your interests is very easy. Also, Loyola University is currently building a brand new research building which will have state of the art research labs and equipment. Probably the biggest downside to this graduate program is that it is located rather far west of downtown Chicago, so commuting can be difficult. Overall, Loyola Chicago has a great biomedical sciences program that I have been very happy with.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the MSW program and I chose it because of the clinical aspect but it is a bit pricey.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2020

I love how much the PI of your lab are really dedicated to your success. As a PhD student at Loyola I already have 5 years ahead of me and I am definitely looking forward to spending it with a mentor who is decimated in my success and at Loyola you can feel the love and pride they take in their students.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Attending Loyola University Chicago helped me start my road to knowledge, wisdom and success. The Water Tower Campus is located in the heart of Chicago, which gives any individual the opportunity to shop at countless stores along The Miracle Mile on Michigan Avenue as well as a number of incredible restaurants for every kind of craving. Not only is the scenery one of a kind, but the diversity and mainstream social justice issues are at every corner. Taking the leap to go to graduate school at Loyola University Chicago was a decision that hurt my pockets but in turn, gave me an undeniable experience and an edge in the Chicago area and around the world.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

This program is really unique. It is a compilation of other Higher Education program with a strong Jesuit influence of Social Justice. The neighborhood is nice but an hour commute to downtown and the other "nightlife" neighborhoods. This program has great faculty, research, and networking. It is also in the great city of Chicago! The world load is incredibly challenging if you have other commitments or would like to balance a life outside of your master's.
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