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Lori Greene
Director of Undergraduate Admission

From the Director

Hello and welcome to my blog! I'm excited to share some information about the college admission process from my perspective as Loyola University Chicago's Director of Undergraduate Admission. I'll also write about important things going on here at Loyola, and answer any questions you have about applying to college. Thank you and happy reading!

What is the Loyola Experience?

October 16th, 2014

If you look at Loyola’s website or see a Loyola ad or receive a printed Loyola brochure, you will likely see this phrase, The Loyola Experience. In truth, I think it is a pretty common phrase that prospective students hear from one university to another—particularly during the admission process—the (fill in the university here) Experience. […]


Securing a glowing recommendation letter

October 6th, 2014

Like essays, different schools ask students to meet different criteria, but typically, most institutions are looking for one or two letters of recommendation. Make sure you read the guidelines carefully. Here are a few other things to remember when asking for a letter of recommendation: Identify recommenders who can speak on your behalf. Perhaps the […]


Write a Great College Essay

September 25th, 2014

If you are applying to a selective or highly selective college, you’ll probably be required to write an essay or a personal statement. Chances are you’ve already started to write them. But if you haven’t, don’t panic. The essay is your chance to bring your application to life. Here are some things to keep in […]


Time to Give Thanks

November 26th, 2013

This Thursday, we celebrate another Thanksgiving. For many, it’s a day comprised of good food, family and friends, football, and the kick-off to the holiday season. More importantly, it’s a day where we are able to reflect on our lives and of course, think about those less fortunate. Here at Loyola, the HUB staff members […]


Two great weekends

November 22nd, 2013

On November 9 and 16, Loyola hosted high school juniors and seniors as well as transfer students for our annual open houses. Students and their families came from all around the Chicago area, across the state, and from many states outside of Illinois. We welcomed more than 2,100 students and approximately 3,800 family members. It […]


I GOT IN!

November 15th, 2013

A few weeks ago, my niece sent me a college essay to review and provide her with some feedback. Last week, she called me and screamed, “I GOT IN!” I could sense the grin on her face. But now, my question was, “Where?” She shared that she was admitted to Ole Miss and how it […]


The Role of Parents in the College Application Process

October 18th, 2013

It’s mid-fall, and high school seniors all over the country are in the midst of trying to decide which colleges or universities they want to apply to and/or completing applications for early deadlines. It is a busy time of year. As a parent, what can you do to support your son or daughter in this […]


College Application and Scholarship Deadlines

October 3rd, 2013

It’s stressful and it can be overwhelming, but deadlines are the framework of the college admission process. Every step in the cycle revolves around the next deadline. If you are reading all of the brochures you picked up from a recent college fair or online via a school’s website, you’ll notice that every college or […]


How Many Schools Should You Apply To?

September 27th, 2013

That is the question. I hear it from students and parents each year. And my answer—it depends. Many times students start out open-minded and add schools to their list to check out. Maybe mom or dad graduated from one of them or it’s a state flagship school or you’re a fan of the football team. […]


Much More Than a Farmers’ Market

Much More Than a Farmers’ Market

September 13th, 2013

When students and parents ask me where to begin their college search, I don’t really have any one good answer. For some students, it might be available majors that is the most critical must-have. For others, it might be location. Still others might find academic or social clubs highly important. But one thing I feel […]