Loyola University Chicago Reviews

  • 125 Reviews
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $44,048
94% of 125 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 125 students said they would recommend this school to others
Start Your Online College Search:

Student & Graduate Reviews

Yechiel Silber
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"Loyola University is a great school in the heart of Chicago. There aren't enough financial assistance opportunities for graduate students. Make sure to find out about a professor before signing up to her/his class. Loyola has the best and the worst professors. There are a lot of opportunities for students to get involved in school organizations and community outreach."
2010 Graduate
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"I enjoyed my time at Loyola and I have no regrets, but I do regret the cost of tuition and how that has increased my student debt significantly. Loyola is a great school and one of its strength is that it is located in the city of Chicago, which provides students with hundreds of employment and internship opportunities. If Loyola and Chicago provide an individual with a clear stepping stone to a desired job, positions, or vocation, I would absolutely recommend the school."
Anais Holland-Rudd
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Loyola University Chicago School of Law has amazing faculty who really care about the future of their students once graduating. Law school is competitive in nature, but I am happy to know that I have a great support system."
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2015
  • Degree: Higher Education
"Loyola University Chicago's Higher Education program truly allows you to see events and behaviors through a social justice lens. Many of the topics discussed in class, can be seen anywhere in Chicago, which further enhances the learning experience. The program is not just diverse in race, but also in gender expression, sexual identity, social economic status, and faith traditions. Though the school provides a shuttle between campuses, it does not always arrive or depart at the time you would expect it to. Also, the education here is expensive and you will more than likely have to take our a loan or two. This is in addition to Chicago already being a really expensive place to live. Overall, the Higher Education program here is great and Loyola is always building and making it's campus more beautiful. The library with glass windows that look over the lake, certainly are not bad to look at either."
Neatria Robinson
  • Reviewed:
  • Degree:
Michelle Peterson
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Loyola provided an extremely warm and welcoming environment for its students. I felt like more than just a "number" in this program - they made me feel like a valued and intelligent person. While the course material was challenging, we were provided with appropriate support from professors, both during and outside of class. I felt comfortable approaching my professors with questions. The negatives include a lack of financial support (no help with scholarships/grants) and the location of the program wasn't conducive for an active social life, however, downtown Chicago was only about 40 min from the campus and there was a fairly decent social scene in some of the surrounding neighborhoods (15 min away). Overall, I truly enjoyed my time in this program and value the education I received from here."
Cecille Medina-Maldonado
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2015
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"Excellent program and university though extremely pricey and funding options for MA students are few."
Anais Holland-Rudd
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2015
  • Degree: Law
"The pros of law school are that the alumni network is absolutely amazing and the staff is very accessible. The only con is that law school is extremely competitive."
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pros: Fantastic school of social work, very heavy on the clinical end. Very interesting and unique classes that stimulate students. Does have a wonderful 10k grant system for 2nd year students in the mental health specialization. The teachers are fantastic for the most part- there are a few that the best but mostly they are well connected, educated and experienced. I feel very safe within this school, it's centrally located and had a fantastic library. The sheridan campus is spectacular. Cons: Pricey school that doesn't have any scholarships for its students. Working with the internship department can be quite stressful and difficult, they should hire some grad assistants. I hate that the class scheduling always has a break between 5 and 7pm making night classes go till 9:30pm. Overall, a great grad school for receiving an MSW. I would not change my decision even though it broke the bank."
Daphne Martin
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"As a graduate student in Loyola's School of Social Work program, I am grateful for the amount of supervision and support that I receive by faculty and staff. I know that I am receiving a first rate education at Loyola. As I pursue a career in social work, I know that I will be adequately prepared to thrive in a clinical setting because of Loyola's emphasis on clinical practice. Although Loyola is an expensive institution, I know that every penny spent is worth it, and that the future is bright as I enter into the world of social work practice because of the discussions and research that I am a part of at Loyola."
Adam Hammer
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I am a fourth year PhD Candidate who came directly from my undergraduate education in Wisconsin. Loyola University Chicago Biomedical Sciences Graduate School is located in Maywood, Illinois at Loyola University Hospital. One of the biggest advantages of this, is the direct collaboration between physicians and research scientists which leads to translationally relevant research. There are a wide variety of topics being investigated throughout Loyola's graduate school, and finding a niche that fits your interests is very easy. Also, Loyola University is currently building a brand new research building which will have state of the art research labs and equipment. Probably the biggest downside to this graduate program is that it is located rather far west of downtown Chicago, so commuting can be difficult. Overall, Loyola Chicago has a great biomedical sciences program that I have been very happy with."
Amani Eddins
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I love how much the PI of your lab are really dedicated to your success. As a PhD student at Loyola I already have 5 years ahead of me and I am definitely looking forward to spending it with a mentor who is decimated in my success and at Loyola you can feel the love and pride they take in their students."
Shaakira Haywood
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"Attending Loyola University Chicago helped me start my road to knowledge, wisdom and success. The Water Tower Campus is located in the heart of Chicago, which gives any individual the opportunity to shop at countless stores along The Miracle Mile on Michigan Avenue as well as a number of incredible restaurants for every kind of craving. Not only is the scenery one of a kind, but the diversity and mainstream social justice issues are at every corner. Taking the leap to go to graduate school at Loyola University Chicago was a decision that hurt my pockets but in turn, gave me an undeniable experience and an edge in the Chicago area and around the world."
Jordana Fink
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"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."
Louise Dutton
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2015
  • Degree: School Psychology
"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."
Rachel Kooistra
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Kevin Rojas
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2014
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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)."
Estefania Reichard
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2014
  • Degree: Public Policy
"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."
Carolyn Jandacek
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Daniel Guzman
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Matthew Haskamp
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2014
  • Degree: Public Policy
"Great program to start. Comprehensive overview of policy arena"