Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago is a private university in Chicago, Illinois that was founded in 1870 by the Jesuits. It is one of the biggest Catholic universities in the nation. The university currently has over 80 undergraduate programs and over 140 graduate programs that are offered across six campuses in the Chicago metro area. Loyola University Chicago has also received recognition for the quality of their programs, ranking as one of the top 103 universities in the country. The main campus is in the Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods on the north side of Chicago and on the shores of Lake Michigan.
The nursing programs are taught at the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Students may choose from a variety of nursing programs, depending on their education. For those who are just getting into nursing, the university offers an accelerated BSN program and a traditional BSN program. Other accredited programs include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. The school also offers many certificate programs for graduates, including Oncology Nursing, Infection Prevention, and Health Care Informatics. The Master’s programs also offer many tracks for earning a post-graduate APRN certificate with seven different programs for Nurse Practitioners or Clinical Nurse Specialists.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students16,673|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||1||10|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1120 to 1310|
|ACT||24 to 29|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$770/credit|
|In State Students||$770/credit|
|Out of State Students||$770/credit|
|In District Students||$1,033/credit|
|In State Students||$1,033/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,033/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Loyola University Chicago's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||12%||$523|
|State Grant & Scholarships||22%||$4,460|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||97%||$19,808|
|Federal Student Loans||61%||$5,712|
$34,526Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$27,372|
|$30,001 to $48,000$28,346|
|$48,001 to $75,000$30,685|
|$75,001 to $110,000$33,787|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.