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: NCA 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

3.08 out of 5.0
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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
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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!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I enrolled in the program and completed my classes entirely online. The university was very accomodating in making the program available to out-of-state students without having to worry about commuting in to campus for classes. The program I enrolled in was one of the only available in the country for my particular specialty, so this added to the appeal of the university. The professors were prompt in returning email messages and the technology used in some of the classes were exciting to use. I enjoyed the content of the classes and the progression of courses in the curriculum made sense.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Loyola is extremely good at helping students network and go where you need to go. They set you up for the future and provide you with an opportunity to take an array of classes according to your interests within your field....not to mention, Chicago is a fantastic place to be when out of the classroom!
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

My Graduate Program is held in Maywood, Il, separate from the other two locations in Chicago so my ratings might be different than others. I think my graduate program is helping me become a highly qualified professional who is going to be competitive in the workplace. I would suggest this program to anyone looking to get into Dietetics and wants to have an advanced career.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

While the program is outstanding and well recognized in the field, the school offers little to no financial support.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

LUC has a wonderful reputation for being a great clinical social work program. The professors have great experience, and really want students to learn to think critically. Cons: it is an expensive program, but so far it seems to be worth the cost when you consider lifelong networking opportunities, the school's reputation, etc.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are the location, reputation, and focus on ethics. The cons are the lack of grad financial aid and overall costs of school and living in the area.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: over 1000 hours in field placements to acquire hands-on learning. Professors that currently work in the field and have real life experiences to share. Cons: Expensive to live in the area, as well as hard to acquire aid for the tuition.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I am enrolled in a Masters Program at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University in Chicago. I was, at first, hesitant about pursuing an online degree, but have found the experience to be worthwhile. The classes are highly interactive and promote engagement with both the material and fellow students. As a non-traditional student, I have found this program to perfectly suite my needs. Although, I am not engaged in the "campus life" that Loyola and Chicago have to offer, I love the city and would recommend this school to anyone!
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