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

3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program to start. Comprehensive overview of policy arena
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The quality of education is fantastic. However, the tuition fees are extremely expensive. The administration at the university is awful. The 'support' departments have no common sense and regularly make mistakes which they refuse to own up to.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Loyola's graduate program of Social Work is clinically based. If you hope to focus more on social policy, you can receive good guidance and personalization under certain professors. Each student needs 1200 field placement hours over their two years which is feasible. The field placement program hopes to put you in your top choices.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015

MSHR program has produced thousands of HR professionals, who have taken on a variety of positions and careers. Many give back to the school and program by serving as mentors, guest speakers and lecturers, while also providing a plethora of internships for students like me. The students who enroll in the program bring diversity to the school. Full time, part time, and international students come with an array of life and career experiences, making class time engaging. Dedicated full and part time faculty provide students a chance to connect their education to the outside world through research, engaging lectures, guest speakers, and smaller class sizes. Being located in downtown Chicago allows for company tours of many headquarters, with a focus on HR depts. Other constant activities include panels, guest lectures, workshops, and conferences that are all free for Hr students and give us a wide range of options to pursue once we graduate. As a Jesuit school, there is a strong emphasis on ethics and service, which is shown through opportunities to volunteer with the local community. Cons would include that with online programs increasing, the program has gotten smaller in size. Because of this, it does not allow for a variety of classes to be offered which can be difficult to schedule a class plan around. Tuition is on the higher end and scholarships from the school are not given very ofter to graduate students, making it difficult to afford the program.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Very few financial assistance and part-time program options. Little to know diversity. Academically competitive.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Social work is a wonder profession that can encourage change in policy, human behavior, and community structure. Another important fact is that social work can empower individuals. Some of the cons are the lack on innovation in the field and the reputation that social workers have in academia. Many people in the social work field are not technology savvy, which can limit impact. Also, to some professionals social workers are viewed as people "that just hug out issues". This is totally not the case. Social work is a unique art and science. It requires great interpersonal communication skills and a love for promoting social justice.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall experience is very well. The program is designated for students who plan on continuing education into the medical field. The program is a great transition. Covered mostly the first year of medical school subjects. The campus is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Very lively and eventful. However, if you aren't living on campus, traffic may be an issue. Chicago has many different attractions and there are numerous activities to engage in. The only downside is that it is a bit costly to live in. Loyola is a prestige university and strives for excellence.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

I love being able to get an practical education in social justice grounded in theological principles.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The school is great. I love what it stands for and what it will and has brought into my life.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

PROS: Loyola University Chicago is conveniently located in downtown Chicago. It is a safe and active location. There are different modes of transportation that one can take in order to get to the university. The academic work is challenging, but helps develop a critical mind as well. CONS: It is difficult for a commuter that is not from the area to feel part of the university community. Mainly because previous or continuing students have already made their group of friends. Advertisement of school events could improve.
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