International Applicants

We are excited that you are considering ӣ as you explore your options for university studies! Founded in 1852, Loyola has a long history of academic distinction and career preparation—students who attend will be challenged intellectually and encouraged to build a worldview that will guide their actions long after they graduate.

Loyola uniquely balances the importance of human connection with the necessity for serious career preparation. Accordingly, we have been recognized nationally for both excellence in undergraduate teaching, and rank in the top 2% in the United States for return on investment. Here, you will find both a welcoming home and a strong foundation for your future.

Any student who will need a visa to study in the United States, or who already holds a valid U.S. visa, will be considered as an international student.

What is my student type?

A first-year student is defined as any student who is currently enrolled in secondary school, or who has graduated secondary school but has never enrolled in post-secondary courses at a college or university.

A transfer student is defined as any applicant who has enrolled in courses at college or university after the completion of secondary school.

4,000 undergraduate students from 40+ states, 55+ countries, and 6 continents

12:1 student-to-faculty ratio



20 average class size

18 NCAA Division I sports

Gia Banh's headshot

Gia Banh, '23

Accounting & Information Systems - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

"Loyola puts a lot of effort into mentoring and shaping student's lives, and that's not limited to just professors—but also support from my peers, advisors, and even the staff that run the shuttles and dining halls. Being a student at Loyola has taught me the necessity of working hard and taking genuine interest in people to have a meaningful life. That will carry forward to my future career, as well as other aspects of my life."

Malcolm Kiiza, '25

Communications - Kigali, Rwanda

"My favorite aspect of my Loyola experience is that despite the academic pressure and deadlines, you still get to enjoy yourself and create real friendships and lasting memories. I feel that I was able to find and surround myself with people that care about me and always want me to succeed. I know it can only get better from here."

Selfie of Malcolm Kiiza at a field of tulips

Honors and Scholars Programs

While all classes at Loyola are rigorous, we are pleased to offer highly motivated and driven students the opportunity to apply to one of Loyola’s Honors or Scholars Programs. With focuses ranging from Business to STEM fields, these programs allow students to connect with our most dedicated faculty in small class sizes, provide extracurricular enrichment and professional opportunities, and foster community with like-minded students. Admission to these programs is competitive, and all programs require a separate application in addition to your application to Loyola.

Learn more about Honors and Scholars

Cultural Communities and Student Support

The Loyola experience is designed to provide, support, and inspire your well-being and academic, social, and personal success—from departments to programs to physical spaces on campus that foster development and growth: mind, body, and spirit.

Additional Resources

After You've Applied International Admission FAQ Virtual Tour

*EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. To find a center near you, visit the .