Loyola College in Maryland
A View of Loyola:
Loyola College in Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. The College strives to lead students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni forward to the promise of an examined life of intellectual, social and spiritual discernment. Founded in 1852, Loyola is the ninth oldest among the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. The College, which grants bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, enrolls 3,250 undergraduate and nearly 3,000 graduate students. Loyola College is open to students from all religious backgrounds.
Located in a residential section of northern Baltimore, Loyola's Evergreen Campus is noted for its mix of a beautifully landscaped quadrangle with stately buildings and its comfortably appointed residence halls. Two modern, graduate campuses in Timonium and Columbia offer amenities for the working professional and convenience to major thoroughfares.
Our Jesuit Identity:
Hallmarks of a Jesuit education include an emphasis on academic excellence, the liberal arts, and educating the whole person -- body, mind and spirit. At Loyola, this means that the curriculum is rigorous and faculty expectations are high. All undergraduates complete the core curriculum that includes courses in English, philosophy, theology, ethics, history, fine arts, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social sciences. Students are challenged to understand the ethical dimensions of personal and professional life and to examine their own values, attitudes, and beliefs. The College sponsors a variety of programs and opportunities in support of its Jesuit mission; these include the Center for Values and Service, Campus Ministry, and Catholic Studies.
Since its founding, Loyola College has challenged itself to remain grounded in a centuries-old tradition of Jesuit, liberal arts education, while continually seeking to adapt to changing circumstance. In this balance between values and the desire to serve the greater community, the College has managed to renew its historic mission.