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Lindsy Fagerstrom
Admission Counselor

Admission Ramblings

Welcome to my blog! I'm an admission counselor here at Loyola, and I'm also a recent alum: I graduated from Loyola in May 2012 with a BBA in marketing and a minor in psychology. I was involved with many student organizations during my time as an undergraduate, and I absolutely love the University and the city of Chicago! Hopefully I can share some insights about Loyola and the admission process with you.

5 Reasons Why You CANNOT Miss Loyola Weekend

March 16th, 2015

  5 Reasons Why You CANNOT Miss Loyola Weekend: EVERYONE you want to meet will be there. Are you looking to talk to a Chemistry professor, the Director of the Wellness Center, a Campus Ministry Chaplain, Directors of Loyola’s Interdisciplinary or Quinlan Honors Programs, the Dean of the School of Communication? We have faculty, staff, […]


9 Loyola Myths

March 10th, 2015

  Over the past 3 years in admission, I have noticed there are A LOT of misconceptions about Loyola University Chicago. I am going to use my blog this week to set the record straight. Here are what I consider to be the top 9 Loyola myths: We are not the same school as Loyola […]


Defining Different Types of College Visits: Which visit is right for you?

February 24th, 2015

  Daily Presentations & Tours at the Lake Shore Campus Target Audience: Students who have yet to apply and guests Focus: General information about Loyola and the admission process; tour of the Lake Shore Campus Website: https://uao.luc.edu/VisitLSCFreshman/ Daily Presentations & Tours at the Water Tower Campus Target Audience: Prospective and admitted students interested in Business, […]


30 Reasons Why We LOVE Loyola

February 11th, 2015

  With Valentine’s Day approaching and everyone talking about love, it only seemed appropriate to talk about what Loyola staff and current students have to say about their relationship with Loyola. Here are 30 reasons staff and students love Loyola: The ability to go abroad to the Rome center. – Ellen The incorporation of social […]


The Little Things Add Up.

January 27th, 2015

  Here’s a secret – this is really a list of common pet-peeves among admission counselors. Most of us really love our jobs and really love assisting you through your college search/decision process, but those of you who do the following will definitely make us loves our jobs that much more. Research ahead of time. […]


Winning the Scholarship or Honors Program Acceptance Letter

January 13th, 2015

  Congratulations, you’ve been admitted to Loyola University Chicago as a future Rambler! And now, some of you have been invited to apply to Loyola Interdisciplinary Honors Program or the Business Honors Program and some of you have been invited to apply for selective scholarships at Loyola! While being invited to compete for these prestigious organizations and […]


New Year’s Resolutions

December 30th, 2014

  While I’m sure many of you already have  your own New Year’s resolutions lined up for 2015, I am sharing what I would consider to be a helpful list of resolutions for a college-bound, high school senior: Don’t let senioritis get the best of you. Your second semester grades still matter, so don’t risk […]


Scholarship Search Tips

December 16th, 2014

  It’s never too soon to start searching for scholarships. Whether you already have your acceptance letter or if you’re still working on completing that application (which you should try to do as soon as possible!), there are plenty of ways for you to begin your scholarship search process. How to get started with YOUR […]


Using Social Media to Explore Loyola

December 2nd, 2014

  Hopefully, by this point you have a short list of schools left on your list (and hopefully these applications are complete, if not, submit them ASAP!) If you have narrowed it down and are waiting for decisions, use this time to get to know the schools better. Social media is a great way to […]


Thankful Loyolans

Thankful Loyolans

November 25th, 2014

    In order to show their gratitude and thankfulness this year, Ramblers took hundreds of post-it notes to a chalkboard on-campus to share what they were thankful for:   Happy Thanksgiving from our Loyola family to yours!