The Value of a Loyola Education

We know you are acutely aware of the scale of your investment. You want to know exactly the kind of experience and outcome it is securing. At Loyola, we welcome your questions openly and address them head-on, because the answers are the very definition of the Loyola experience. We make our case for value confidently, plainspokenly, and directly.

You may be asking yourself, is Loyola really worth the investment?

Yes, it is. And we'd like to offer a few compelling reasons why…

No. 4 in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges” Guide for 2020

Top 2% for economic value added to the mid-career salary of alumni by the Brookings Institution

Top 7% nationally for highest mid-career salary potential of graduates by

Top 2% in the nation for long-term return on investment out of 4,500 universities

You will...

  • Live in an exceptional community on 81 wooded acres

    Loyola’s residence halls have been ranked in the top 10 of The Princeton Review's national list of 384 schools for "Best College Dorms" for ten years and running.

  • Graduate with a promising future

    Since 2018, 98% of Loyola University Maryland graduates are employed, in graduate school, or completing a year of service within six to nine months of receiving their diploma.

  • Gain relevant, valuable experience

    More than 80% of students participate in a practicum, internship, and/or field experience prior to graduation.

  • See the world

    62% of students study abroad, and more than 70% have an international experience before they graduate. In fact, Loyola's study abroad programs rank No. 3 in the nation among master's granting institutions with the greatest number of students who study abroad.

  • Add value to your career

    Loyola is ranked in the top 2% of more than 2,400 four-year U.S. colleges and universities for economic value added to the mid-career salary of its alumni. In fact, a Loyola degree adds ~30% to the predicted mid-career salary of graduates.

  • Have access to a major metropolitan area

    Baltimore-Washington is the 4th largest metro area in the U.S. and provides easy access to internships, job opportunities, cultural experiences, and nightlife (not to mention easy trips via plane, train, or bus!).

  • Make a difference

    80% of students participate in community service and The Princeton Review ranked Loyola among the Top 10 U.S. universities for "Students Most Engaged in Community Service."

  • Become a member of two global alumni networks

    The Greyhound pack is 64,000 strong, and the Loyola alumni community is part of the broader, global Jesuit community—which includes nearly 200,000 enrolled students, 19,000 faculty, and more than 2 million alumni.

  • Graduate on time

    80% of Loyola students graduate in four years. That's 20-30 points higher than the national average.

  • Execute your career plan

    The Career Center at Loyola serves all students and alumni in discovering fulfilling career paths, preparing to present their best selves to the world, and maximizing available resources to achieve their goals.