Loyola University Maryland Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit institution that creates an excellent environment for academic success, personal growth, and connection with the community. Loyola creates a positive learning experience where class sizes are relatively small compared to big universities. Professors know students by name and are genuinely invested in the quality of work and the development of each student. The "Study," Writing Center, and Library staff are extremely helpful and provide support whenever you need it. Loyola has a great athletic department, service opportunities, and additional organizations spanning a variety of interests. The Evergreen Campus is beautiful and it takes less than 10 minutes to walk to class! I absolutely loved my experience at Loyola and continue now as a graduate student. Loyola is a special place and I hope you learn to love it as I do!
Loyola University Maryland is a great college with a beautiful campus and lively student body. I am forever grateful for the core curriculum and Jesuit influence that emphasizes "care for the whole person." We were required to take philosophy, theology, science, and math no matter our program or desired degree--which I believed help foster a holistic outlook to life itself. The professors are friendly, and more often than not, foster a real relationship with students. It's a fun campus, in an interesting part of Baltimore. The students are involved and take pride in whatever program they are taking part in (TCSJ, Campus Ministry, Resident Assistants, OAE, etc.). The Humanities Building is the most recognizable and relaxing part of campus--here is where I took most of my Writing classes, and where I subsequently found out what my calling would be--screenwriting. I made excellent connections and valuable peer feedback in my field of study. Overall, it's a place for intellectuals who know how to have fun.
Plenty to do in the Baltimore area, especially after turning 21. Close to Washington DC and Philly. Majority of students from the Northeast, A friendly community where everyone knows everyone. Most students typically live in nice on-campus apartments all four years which is unique and also less stressful.
Loyola University Maryland was an excellent place to attend for an undergraduate degree. The campus is beautiful, and I had an amazing time there. The Center for Community Service and Justice provided wonderful opportunities to participate in weekly service and immersion programs. I highly recommend Loyola Maryland!
Loyola University Maryland was a fantastic school with a rigorous curriculum and many opportunities, however, those opportunities were not as significant/relevant for the engineering field as I would have liked. This review will focus on my degree program: BS in Mechanical Engineering. Within engineering schools I make a distinction, those that teach "theoretical engineering" and those that teach "hands-on/practical engineering". Loyola was part of the former. Although I loved my education and was able to have unique opportunities such as studying abroad, amount other things, for my engineering education most of the learning was course work. Little time was spend in major research labs or performing "job like" experimentation (this of course, a result of their limited research budget). I would have liked to have seen more of an emphasis on this. In their defense, an exception can be made as it regards the Capstone(or senior year) project. I felt this was a very hands on and practical experience which forced me to incorporate in real life what I had learned in the last few years. All this aside, the campus life was awesome, housing is one of the best in the nation, the teachers are very notably highly capable (with the exception of a few bad apples), it is well respected, and, most importantly, (and i know they clichly always emphasize this) the core curriculum that forces you to be exposed to different fields of study will most definitely turn you into a more complete person and well rounded thinker. I would definitely recommend Loyola.
Overall, the best part about studying Biology at Loyola Maryland was the faculty. My professors were invested in me and my success. They were there to help with course material, advising, and recommending possible careers. The best piece of advice I can give is to reach out and get to know your professors; they once stood where you will be and they want to share their knowledge and passion with you. If you show your eagerness to learn and show your commitment to the class the will help you in every way possible! Loved my all around experience!
I liked many of my professors in the school counseling program, but overall I felt like it was a money-making program rather than an actual career preparation program. The job market for school counseling is incredibly competitive, and the program did nothing to prepare me for that.