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
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2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

The Master of Science in Medical Physiology is a great program to learn some of the same material taught in the first year of medical school. You are taught at the Loyola University Medical Center by the same physiology professors who teach the medical students. The faculty are very receptive and approachable. You are given a faculty adviser who is knowledgeable about the application process. I have recently been accepted to medical school and I know that the material I learned will help me this fall. If you achieve a 3.5 gpa or better and your most recent MCAT score is a 30 or higher you are guaranteed an interview at Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine. An added being close to Chicago. A negative of the program is the high cost of attendance. Another negative is a lack of crossover to the MCAT which is what medical school admissions committees value the most. A last word of caution is that this degree did not get me any more than the single guaranteed interview at Loyola. I had to contact multiple directors and deans of admissions personally to convince them to award me an interview. The program did provide a very strong talking point during my interviews though. I hope this information is helpful. Good luck.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is strong and a good value. However, it is expensive and jam packed. Three years is a short time to get in everything necessary to become a licensed school psychologist. Professors are great and they go out of their way to get you started in your career.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe Loyola University Chicago is providing me with a strong clinical Social Work experience. Professors lead very interesting and thought provoking classes that make each session beneficial.I believe LUC could improve on some of the logistics. For example, first-term registration was confusing and not explained to the extent that it should have been. Overall, I am really enjoying my time at Loyola University Chicago and believe I am receiving a valuable education.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

A wonderful program with fantastic faculty, staff, colleagues and classmates. It's been one of the best decisions to come to this school for my graduate education!
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

The LUC MBA is a great program but if students also completed undergrad at Loyola, they will find it somewhat redundant.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I believe the school has its advantages for being in the city of Chicago. While there is not much of a diversity within Loyola's student population, there is great diversity within the city. Social life isn't something you would have to worry about because there is so much to do in Chicago. Transportation is fairly easy with the train and buses system, I would never consider buying a car to get around in Chicago. Overall, I enjoy my program because there is great communal support from students and faculty members.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Very great clinical program, but if you decide on a macro concentration, options are a more limited. The school is very expensive and thus middle-class and White. Internal scholarships are few and far between. The city and location are great and provide lots of career and internship options.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a great institution and a wonderful program. The School of Education has created a program that is largely student driven and gives each the freedom to study what interests them. The program professors are highly intelligent and top-notch! Chicago is wonderful as well, just really expensive...
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Loyola is a great school. Faculty are very dedicated in wanting students to excel in their education.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

Loyola provides an excellent graduate education in a supportive, collegial environment--none of the infighting for which some high-level graduate programs are notorious. The faculty are expert as well as approachable. The program is geared toward training future college teachers, so seminars often have a pedagogical component. All Ph.D. students receive assistantships, and most are given numerous opportunities to develop and teach their own courses. The location in Rogers Park, right along Lake Michigan, is beautiful, and the university is investing heavily in new infrastructure, with an emphasis on sustainable building practices. However, this neighborhood is far from downtown and some of the more exciting parts of Chicago. Overall, it's an excellent program!
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