Loyola University Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
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

3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

Loyola University of Chicago provides a great education, however, some of the adjunct faculty did not have great teaching skills. The social work school has a great reputation which has been helpful career wise.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Loyola's Masters of Social Work program is rigorous, but I feel it will provide me with a solid foundation to go out in to the real world and work in the field of social services.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

As a graduate student, I feel that Loyola University - Chicago's Social Work Program is a great opportunity for people to get a unique education. The staff is committed to getting to know their students and making sure they have future work opportunities. I specifically chose Loyola because of a sub-specialization it offers in migration students. Through this program, I have been able to study the migration issue at the U.S. - Mexico border as well as complete a field placement in Chiapas, Mexico. Through this program, I will be able to better serve and relate to migrant populations in the U.S. I recommend Loyola to anyone interested in social work and looking for an education that will prepare them for the workforce.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Loyola University - Chicago's Social Work Program is a competitive program, especially around the area of Clinical Social Work. Furthermore, it has a strong staff that builds relationships with the students and cares about the future work opportunities the students can obtain. I selected Loyola's Social Work program because it also has a sub-specialization in migration studies. Through this specialization, I have been able to take courses on the U.S. - Mexico border and complete a field placement in Chiapas, Mexico. The only con is that it is a commuter school where many students do not live on campus. Therefore, it can be challenging at times to feel a part of the campus. It takes the self-initiative of a student to become a part of campus activities and social groups.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros of the program are great professors, resources and the clinical foundation of the curriculum. Cons of the program are the facilitation/coordination of the internship program.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Loyola works directly with CPS to give grad students practical field experience. Loyola is very expensive, but it offers a great quality of education coupled with a respectable name.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Overall great program if school psychology is in your future.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2012

I was a student in the School of Social Work Advance program. the pros are only having to complete one year to receive my MSW. I met lifelong friends while at attendance at LUC. The faculty was helpful especially explaining about licensure for different states since I was a out-of-state student. Having access to both undergrad and graduate campuses for library research was wonderful. The discounted CTA pass also helped meeting around the city for work and exploring the city purposes. I truly enjoyed my time at LUC and really have no negative comments about the graduate program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

Loyola is proving to be a valuable program that prepares me as I hope to enter the medical field. The classes challenge me and increase my depth of knowledge into core subject areas that are necessary for medicine, while also allowing close interactions with professors that I simply could not receive in my previous studies.
2.63 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I love my graduate program. I think a con of the program would be that the internships that are required are not paid. But having the internships and the experience from them is a huge plus and not only helps the students for experience but their resumes as well.
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