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Loyola University-Chicago Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Loyola University-Chicago? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 15,360 out of 21,555 applicants or 71% were admitted making Loyola University-Chicago a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Loyola University Chicago typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 14,673 6,882 21,555
Accepted 10,646 4,714 15,360
Acceptance Rate 73% 68% 71%
Enrolled 1,470 724 2,194
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 15% 14%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Loyola University Chicago and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Loyola University-Chicago regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Loyola University Chicago.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1025. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1235 out of 1600. 18 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1130 1340
SAT Reading 580 680
SAT Math 550 650
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 24 31
ACT Math 23 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >82%
26 to 29 Avg + 71%-82%
24 to 26 Avg - 62%-71%
22 to 24 Reach 51%-62%
Less than 22 Low <51%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >81%
1235 to 1340 Avg + 71%-81%
1130 to 1235 Avg - 59%-71%
1025 to 1130 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 1025 Low <46%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Loyola University Chicago. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Loyola University Chicago was 3.65 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Loyola University-Chicago accepts 71% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 50% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Loyola University Chicago and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=146719 IPEDS survey data for Loyola University Chicago.



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