Resources › For Students and Parents Loyola University Chicago: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Cudahy Science Hall at Loyola University Chicago. Marisa Benjamin / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-3.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated September 23, 2019 Loyola University Chicago is a private Catholic research university with an acceptance rate of 68%. Loyola ranks among the top Catholic colleges and is one of the largest Jesuit colleges in the country. The university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, the Loyola Ramblers compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference. Considering applying to Loyola University Chicago? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Loyola University Chicago had an acceptance rate of 68%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 68 students were admitted, making Loyola's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 25,122 Percent Admitted 68% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 16% SAT Scores and Requirements Loyola requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 55% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 570 660 Math 550 650 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Loyola's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Loyola scored between 570 and 660, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 660. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 650, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 650. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1310 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Loyola. Requirements Loyola does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Loyola participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. ACT Scores and Requirements Loyola requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 65% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 24 32 Math 23 28 Composite 25 30 This admissions data tells us that most of Loyola's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Loyola received a composite ACT score between 25 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 25. Requirements Loyola University Chicago does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Loyola superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. GPA In 2018, the average high school GPA of Loyola University Chicago's incoming freshmen class was 3.68, and over 50% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Loyola have primarily A grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Loyola University Chicago Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Loyola University Chicago. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Loyola University Chicago, which accepts just over two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions pool with high average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. However, Loyola also has a holistic admissions process involving factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and a glowing letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Loyola's average range. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of accepted students had high school averages in the "B" range or better, combined SAT scores of about 1050 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 21 or higher. 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