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Writing your Statement of Purpose

One of the most important parts of your application to Loyola University’s SCPS is your Statement of Purpose (SOP). Your SOP will be your introduction to the admission committee and help us understand who you are and why you want to be a Loyola Rambler.

  • Tell us about yourself! What will make you a great addition to Loyola’s student body? Describe your career and educational goals and how your program of choice will help you achieve those goals.
  • Less than stellar previous GPA? If you feel your transcripts don’t accurately reflect your current academic abilities, explain and let us know how you plan to succeed in SCPS.
  • Remember to edit! Have a fresh pair of eyes look over your SOP before you submit.
  • OMG! Grammar, spelling, and writing ability DO count. No text-speak!
  • Not too short, not too long, we’re looking for an SOP that is just right – 350 to 500 words.

By following these steps, not only will you strengthen your application but your application will also be processed in a more timely matter.

Please contact me with any questions you have during the application process. As your Enrollment Advisor, I’m here to assist you every step of the way.