Loyola University Chicago

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Loyola University Chicago can be found in Chicago, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 19,000 students enrolled per year at Loyola University Chicago.

Many of the students admitted to Loyola University Chicago got an SAT score in the range of 1130 to 1320, or got accepted with an ACT score between 25 to 30. We were able to estimate the Loyola University Chicago average GPA (3.42 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 67 percent with 15 percent of applicants deciding to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Loyola University Chicago acceptance rate 2021 will be around 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .luc.edu.

Overall Loyola University Chicago Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Loyola University Chicago was reported as 67.2% in Fall 2020 with over 25,600 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Loyola University Chicago?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Loyola University Chicago is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Loyola University Chicago has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 72.6%
  • 2017-2018: 70.6%
  • 2018-2019: 67.9%
  • 2019-2020: 67.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 63.9%

How Does Loyola University Chicago Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Loyola University Chicago is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northeastern Illinois University58.5%
Concordia University-Chicago74.7%
Illinois Institute of Technology60.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Loyola University Chicago (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 660
Math560 - 660
Total Score1130 - 1320
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 32
Math23 - 28
Composite Score25 - 30
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