Loyola University Chicago Top Questions

Describe the students at your school.


The students are very kind and have caused me to get out of my comfort zone.


My classmates were focused and well-rounded.


My classmates have been nothing but helpful, attentive, and caring about their fellow students and professors.


At my current school in Hawaii, they're friendly and nice, but not very focused on school.


Classmates at LUC are rather typical, when considered against students from other universities.


My classmates are focused on their own educational goals and aspirations.


Very friendly and diverse. They like to share notes and form study groups, very helpful


They are friendly and outgoing and everyone seems to want to make more friends or at least lend a helping hand where needed.


The vast majority of students are fair, tolerant, and open-minded. Those who aren't are definitely in the minority; any time someone has put forth a prejudiced or stereotypical comment, it is firmly and actively discounted and not tolerated---not only by members of the slighted group, but by others as well. Some students are politically active; some are not. Most people have their own system of beliefs, and many are working to find support for their beliefs. Most people dress pretty casually, but a sizable minority dress up. It's hard to tell the 'prevalent' financial background.


As mentioned before, students at Loyola are genuinely diverse. There are normal "cliques" as one would say, but they aren't isolated groups of the same people. Every group has its diversity in and of itself. Students at Loyola are (for the most part) accepting of who a person is, regardless of their race, religion, sexuality, or financial status. People are "judged" on who they are as people, not as robots. The majority of the students at Loyola are from Illinois, believe it or not. There are others, like myself, who are from out of state. There are also students who hail from foreign countries.


My classmates are the kind of people I can see being life-long friends with.


There are a lot of nursing majors, Loyola is mostly known for this our nursing program, although I think that the Business School and Law students are plenty, too.


I have a very good experience with the many different groups on campus. Majority of my friends at Loyola are catholic and I have been to mass with them on Sundays quite a few times. Also, the president of my dorm last year as well as many of my classmates are a part of the LGBT community here at Loyola. I have been to many events hosted by the Muslim Student Association and the Hindu Student Organization at Loyola. Also, I have been to many meeting of the South Asian Student Alliance. I have also met with students who come from rich backgrounds with a family full of doctors or lawyers as well as students who lost family members due to gang violence in poor neighborhoods around Chicago. In other words, I have met so much diversity at Loyola. To me, any student who commutes to class from home would most likely feel out of place. This is due to the fact that many events and programs that bring students together happen after classes and usually end late, not allowing commuter students to stay on campus for them. Most students wear casual attire to class ranging from sweats to jeans and anything else that the weather permits. Occasionally you will see students dressed up in more formal attire usually for formal events taking place on campus or for interviews. Many students do interact at school whether it be in class or during lunch or even at an event. Sometimes, Loyola does tend to get a little clique-y with students only hanging out with kids from their respective dorm floors or from their own ethnic group.However, this does not prevent interacting of different types of students. Its lunch time and there are four tables in the dining hall. One table is form the floor of the dorm that created a fraternity primarily consisting of kids form that frat only. Another table, a group of Asian students eating and talking about an event that the South Asian Student Alliance is about to put on. Another table, a diverse table with students of different backgrounds just eating and talking. Last table,consists of a group of kids working on a project while eating. Once again, this table is diverse including one LGBT student. Most of these student are from various neighborhoods around the city of Chicago, where Loyola University is located. A few of them are from another state, usually around Illinois such as Indiana and Ohio. A select few are from another country doing a study abroad program here. It is extremely hard to tell what kind of financial background most students come from do to the way students act and dress. One can not simply just tell if the student is from a poor or rich background. Many students are politically active if not aware. Students vote and even discuss politics and many run for class senator seats in the student government. It is hard to tell whether student are left, right, or center due to the fact that nobody usually shares this. Occasionally students talk about their future and what they want to earn. Some see themselves with very high salaries and being very wealthy while others accept the fact that they might not be rich at all in the near future.


The students here seem very conservative and already grown-up. This can be a really great thing, but it provides a completely different college experience than most would think college to be like. All the students are wealthy and seem to have no problem spending money. I also feel that it is sort of cliquey and there isn't a ton of bonding between different groups of friends.


Loyola is a very diverse school. There is every type of student imaginable.


Loyola is blessed to have a great diversity in the student body regarding race, religion, etc. And the organizations we have definitely depict that. Students here are seen as focused on studies and I'd say I see many students wear sweats or jeans to class. I've heard of schools where girls wear heels, but that usually doesn't fly at LUC. unless of course you want to stand out! I've had my fair share of exposure to students with very well off financial backgrounds and others who are here simply on scholarship as the first family member to attend college.


My classmates are extremely driven and competitive.


The students at Loyola are sociable but do not seem as determined to achieve greatness and become adults as I hoped they would be.


My classmates are dilligent and optimistic despite their workload.


My classmates are all very insightful; they all have great input an dknowledge about a variety of things and help me to understand different viewpoints as a student.


They are usually very friendly and helpful.


My class mates are so friendly and come for all interesting and diverse places and lifestyles.


People here are either very religous or VERY secular. Either way it seems as though students have really thought out their religious beliefs and can usually discuss theology intelligently. Worship spaces for Jewish, Muslim, Indian, and Catholic students can attest to the diversity here. Students of different backgrounds intermingle here, I've never felt like students here segregate themselves. People are very open to meeting others. Overall, I would say most students here fall somewhere between middle and upper-middle class. No matter what the current tuition is, we still graduate with the highest debt rate in Illinois indicating that not everyone is getting mom and dad to pay for their education.


My classmates have an understanding that transcends all areas of life from academics to life decisions which I find other people in other places do not accept.


My classmates are very social and very welcoming.


They are all upstanding citizens of the campus, and spend most of thier time focusing on their academics, to succeed and use thier liberal arts degree competetively in the world to attain high level jobs and lead a successful life in order to give back to thier community and to the school that helped them with thier success in thier world.


Most of my classmates are polite and helpful.


We hail from everywhere but are connected by our community here.


Stand-off-ish, but most are friendly if you make the first step.


All of my classmates are friendly and nice to get along with.


My classmates are the most self determined people I have ever meet.


A lot of my classmates are generally friendly.


They are very diverse and attentive based on the teachers lecture methods.


My classmates are hardworking and really care about their grade.


My classmates are really diverse.


Everyone is open to group discussions and willing to study together.


Mostly females, but wide varitety in some classes. There are pretty friendly and helpful and everyone is polite


they are fun, caring, accepting, hard-working people.


Although the majority of students at Loyola are friendly, they tend to stick to themselves/ their small crew of friends (there is no "big man on campus")


Most are very involved with themselves and their own personal lives.


Most of my classmates are middle to upper class. Some are humble and some are very rude. It you are lower economic status you will definetly be made aware by comments like "You don't have a Northface jacket or American Eagle" and it will leave you with a lower self esteem or an expectation you will try hard to win even if your financial aid is not even enough to cover tution.


While friendly and bright, most classmates unfortunately focus merely upon grades rather than love of learning.


My fellow classmates here at Loyola University Chicago are extremely intelligent compared to the education I've been presented with previous to this institute.


My classmates were good people to be in class with


Outgoing and focused.


My classmates are hard working, dedicated, responsible and strong-willed; but can also find the humor in life.


Sometimes they are friendly, sometimes they bunch in cliques.


My classmates are very focused, hardworking, and attentive.


My classmates, for the most part, are hard working students with their goals and future plans in mind.