Loyola University Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.82 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 149 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

3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I love that we are placed in schools to get actual experience in K-9 classrooms. However, the program can get a little too fast paced.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Small program with great faculty and facilities. Engaging discussions and passionate students make for great discussions and learning while examining our field with a critical eye.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

There's not much support for financial assistance for international students. It's a nightmare trying to communicate with the financial department at the school. The administrative staff are exceptionally poor. The school's reputation and quality of education is very good. However there is a huge lack of organization and tuition fees are very expensive. As an international graduate student I feel completely let down by the social life. The school does nothing to promote social cohesion, anything that is done is initiated by the students. I really would avoid this University.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is thesis- and research-driven. However, the university has few opportunities for scientific research that is not ecological in nature. Most of the faculty are approachable and helpful.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: A very convenient 5 year BS/MA program upon graduation, insightful and knowledgable professors,interesting course topics relevant in the field of criminal justice, small class sizes (allowing for better interaction and engagement), and at a reasonably affordable price. Cons: Very few selection of classes/topics to choose from, and most, if not all classes are night classes (although I personally do not mind;others may, however).
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I wish they or all schools offered grants to graduate students.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

The MUAPP program at Loyola is small and allows for individual help from faculty. The faculty is very attentive of student needs and are constantly working towards finding opportunities for students to better their future.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of being in the Master's of Social Work program at Loyola University Chicago is that I am able to build the foundation to my career, begin to network in my field, and being academically challenged. Loyola University Chicago gives a balance of expereince and academics to assist me in moving forward in this field.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are that they have a 5 year program where you can get an undergrad degree in biology and a masters in education. The teachers care about you and your success. Most of the teachers have real life experience teaching and they bring that to the classroom so you can learn from their mistakes and what worked. The students form a network to help and support each other. By the end of the program you know a lot of other students, which helps with planning lessons or later in life. The cons are there isn't a lot of financial support, other than federal loans. Another con, depending, is that the classes are only at night.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Loyola's graduate program offers an array of opportunities to engage students both on and off campus. The university is located in an ideal location (Downtown Chicago & East Rogers Park neighborhood adjacent to Lake Michigan). The program is competitive and prizes itself on Jesuit values and traditions, specifically those related to social justice. My critique with the university is that it lacks a diverse student body and the cost of your education at Loyola comes at an exceedingly high rate.
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