Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL 60660
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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
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 2
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 10
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1120 to 1310
ACT24 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$770/credit
In State Students$770/credit
Out of State Students$770/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,033/credit
In State Students$1,033/credit
Out of State Students$1,033/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $34,650 $34,650 $34,650
ADN 70 $53,900 $53,900 $53,900
BSN 125 $96,250 $96,250 $96,250
FNP 50 $51,650 $51,650 $51,650
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 26% $4,500
Other Federal Grant 12% $523
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $4,460
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $19,808
Federal Student Loans 61% $5,712
Private Loans 10% $20,183


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$37,568

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660

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