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Loyola University Chicago Ranks in Top 10 Percent of America’s Best Universities
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Loyola at 89 on Best Universities List

Chicago, September 10, 2018—Loyola University Chicago today announced it has earned the rank of 89 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of best colleges. This is the second time the University has broken the top 100 since 2015 when it was ranked 99. In total, U.S. News collected data on more than 1,800 independent, regionally accredited institutions. While data for all schools appear on usnews.com, just shy of 1,400 schools were ranked.

The University also received high rankings for criteria used to help students choose the right education for their needs ranking 60th for best value and 79th for best undergrad business programs.

“We are pleased by the recognition for the substantial movement up in the U.S. News ranking,” said Loyola President Jo Ann Rooney. “I am especially pleased by our high ‘best value’ ranking. It is a testament to the talents of our students and the work of our faculty to develop innovative high-quality programs while keeping Loyola affordable and accessible for capable students from all backgrounds.”

U.S. News provides the data used in the rankings, which includes user reviews of schools plus key characteristics on applying, academics, cost, student life, safety, services, post-graduate employment and salary outcomes. Click here to see Loyola’s data. https://premium.usnews.com/best-colleges/loyola-university-chicago-1710.

This year’s report highlights Loyola’s consistent commitment to academic excellence and its well-rounded approach in providing an educational experience that emphasizes intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth that continually poses the question to students of how they can best use their education to have a positive impact on others in the world.

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with more than 16,600 students. Nearly 11,500 undergraduates call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 13 schools, colleges, and institutes, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.

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