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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!

Ready, Set, Start Classes

August 29th, 2013

I overheard a student yesterday comment that “there are so many people on campus.” He’s right. Last Friday, Loyola welcomed its largest freshman class in its 143-year history with more than 2500 freshman students and more than 500 transfer students. The East Quad outside the Information Commons played host to all new students as I […]


Are you in the right mindset?

Are you in the right mindset?

August 21st, 2013

Summer is coming to a close and the start of classes is just around the corner. This is the part of the year that many people visiting Loyola’s campus don’t have the chance to see. It’s so quiet. I enjoy walking onto campus early in the morning and strolling through the East Quad (see photo). […]


Off and Running…

August 13th, 2013

My sister in-law took my niece for her senior picture yesterday. It’s so hard to imagine that she is starting her senior year in high school. And yes, I am one of those aunts who is quick to say, “I remember going with her for her first day of kindergarten. I remember her trotting around […]


Swooooooooooopes!!

April 16th, 2013

For those of you who haven’t heard the announcement yet, Loyola just named Sheryl Swoopes as the women’s basketball head coach. One of the first stars of the WNBA, Swoopes is a three-time MVP and a three-time Olympic gold medalist. And, yes, she is also the first woman to have her own Nike basketball shoe […]


Finalizing Your College Choice

April 11th, 2013

Admission decisions are in hand. Colleges and universities across the country are hosting events in the hope of helping admitted students to finalize their college decision. Do you know where you will be this fall? Which school is #1 on your list? This past weekend, we hosted our annual Loyola Weekend for admitted students and […]


Visit and Revisit Your Top College Choices

March 20th, 2013

Many students get a jump start in the college selection process. One example is a high school sophomore who just e-mailed me about her upcoming visit to campus. Being ahead of schedule and making an early campus visit is a great idea—you’ll get to see where the campus is located within the city/area, get a […]


Why join a Learning Community?

March 13th, 2013

Here we are, it’s almost spring, and you’re admitted to some great schools. One of the next steps will be to submit your enrollment deposit and then sign up for housing. And, like many next steps, questions abound: Who will my roommate be? To which residence hall will I be assigned? How do I weigh […]


Paying for College Part II: 5 Scholarship Tips

March 7th, 2013

I previously shared some helpful hints about the FAFSA and the financial aid process in general. Now it’s time to address the part of paying for college that so many students and parents really wonder about…SCHOLARSHIPS. Let’s talk about the money you don’t have to pay back. Let’s talk about your chance to be recognized […]


Paying for College Part I: 5 Financial Aid Tips

January 29th, 2013

I posted the following comments previously but this information is important to share with this year’s high school seniors and their parents. It is that time of year when newly admitted students search for more information about scholarships and other available funding to make their college choice a reality for this coming fall. Understandably, families […]


Fine and Performing Arts Events

December 4th, 2012

With first semester courses coming to a close, the Loyola community is gearing up for finals week and all the commotion that comes along with it. Faculty are busy grading, students are busy finishing up projects and studying, and everyone wants to de-stress! Outside of the mid-week study day and finals breakfast, I think that […]