Loyola College in Maryland

Loyola College in Maryland

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Loyola College in Maryland is a private, coeducational university in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, affiliated with the Society of Jesus and the Roman Catholic Church. Founded in 1852 by John Early and eight other members of the Society of Jesus, Loyola College in Maryland is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The school has a reputation for its Ignatian heritage, commitment to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Jesuit order, and belief in liberal education that develops the whole person. [cite web |url=http://www.loyola.edu/about/visionvalues/values.html |title=Core Values Statement |accessdate=2008-09-17 |work=loyola.edu |publisher=Loyola College in Maryland ]

Name Change

Loyola College in Maryland announced in August 2008 that it will become Loyola University Maryland. The change is to take effect on August 15, 2009, in time for the start of the 2009–2010 academic year. This change must first be endorsed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. cite web |url=http://loyola.edu/designation/ |title=Loyola to Adopt 'University' Designation |accessdate=2008-09-17 |work=loyola.edu |publisher=Loyola College in Maryland ]


Loyola College in Maryland was founded in 1852 by Fr. John Early and eight other members of the Society of Jesus, and was the first college in the United States to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola. The College's first campus was on Holliday Street in downtown Baltimore. In 1855, Loyola relocated to a larger facility in the City's historic Mount Vernon neighborhood.

The College moved to its present Evergreen campus in north Baltimore in 1922. Evening classes commenced in 1942, and seven years later a graduate division in Education was established. The graduate degree program in Business Management was added in 1968, followed by graduate programs in Speech Pathology in 1971, and Finance in 1973. Today, the College's list of graduate programs has grown to include Psychology, Modern Studies, Pastoral Counseling, Computer Science, and Software Engineering.

Loyola became coeducational in 1971, following its joining with Mount Saint Agnes College, a neighboring women's college that was experiencing financial difficulties and closed following the joining. That same year, the College's Board of Trustees elected its first layman Chair. A decade later, Loyola established a separate business school - The Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger, Jr., School of Business and Management.

The 1994 approval for a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa - an honor for the Arts and Sciences faculty held by only 254 other institutions - complemented the 1988 accreditation of the Sellinger School by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. A loyal alumni population, strong corporate and civic support, and the dedication and commitment of the laity who assist the Jesuit priests in their work have all helped make Loyola the institution it is today. [http://www.loyola.edu/about/jesuitidentity/loyolahistory.html]

Loyola College in Maryland is the first college in the United States to bear the name of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, and is the ninth oldest among the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. The "Loyola College" Trustees in 1977 adopted the name "Loyola College in Maryland" to differentiate the institution from the three other Loyolas (Chicago, Los Angeles and New Orleans) and to better reflect the regional recruitment strategy that has characterized the school's dramatic growth and development from a local commuter school to a regional and residential university in the last three decades. Today, undergraduate enrollments have more than doubled since 1977, and four of every five undergraduate students comes from outside Maryland.) The Trustees had retained the word "college" in Loyola's name to underscore its primary mission as a liberal arts undergraduate institution, although The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classification categorizes Loyola as a master's university (see college for a discussion of the distinction between the two terms in American usage).

However, more recently the college has reconsidered changing its name to Loyola University Maryland to better reflect its standing as a graduate institution (for it has had graduate programs for over two decades now). The change is in line with a developing strategic plan for the institution's future, and takes into account many factors including international recognition and distinctions between the words 'college' and 'university' within that context. The name change will be completed by August of 2009 in time for the 2009-2010 academic year.

University Vision

Mission statement

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. Accordingly, the College will inspire students to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world. [http://www.loyola.edu/about/jesuitidentity/index.html]

Core values

, have had a distinct way of looking at the world and the education of young Christians. The characteristic Ignatian worldview is what has set the religious order apart in both a spiritual and academic sense, a worldview that has been shared with hundreds of thousands of women and men formed by Jesuit teaching and pastoral care. Particularly, the Society of Jesus, and therefore Loyola College in Maryland, operate according to the mandate Ad maiorem Dei gloriam, directing their ends towards that which brings forth the "greater glory of God." This cornerstone of the Jesuit philosophy functions to remind students that their education is meant to be applied toward the betterment of humanity and the worship of God, in particular. Loyola focus on Cura personalis, or the education of the whole person, functions to attain that end. A broad base of knowledge, supported by a strong liberal arts core, prepares Jesuit students to undertake the goal of AMDG.

As a Jesuit, Catholic university with a 150-year history, Loyola adopts and adapts these characteristic emphases of the Ignatian heritage and reflects them in its life and work. Loyola’s Jesuit tradition was complemented and enriched by the tradition of the Mercy Sisters when the College joined with Mount Saint Agnes College in 1971. One of the particular ways in which Loyola preserves its religious heritage, while recognizing and incorporating the necessary openness to pluralism, is by encouraging all of its students and faculty to cultivate and live by its core values as before mentioned.

Vision Statement

The education of men and women of compassion and competence, imbued with the desire to seek in all things the greater glory of God, represents the enduring aspiration of the college. That ideal, first elucidated by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus and namesake of this university, continues to guide Loyola as it strives to lead students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends forward to the promise of an examined life of intellectual, social and spiritual discernment. In pursuing these goals, Loyola asserts a bold ambition: that the College will be among the top Catholic universities in the United States. The standards by which we measure that achievement will be many: the enrollment of outstanding students; the creation of a diverse and supportive community; the cultivation of a rigorous intellectual climate; the scholarly achievements of the faculty; the recognition of peers; the intellectual and professional attainments and generosity of spirit of the alumni.

Loyola will do so by providing undergraduate students with a liberal education that transforms them, that ensures they place the highest value on the intellectual life, and that instills in them an understanding that leadership and service to the world are intimately connected. Likewise, Loyola will be a recognized leader in graduate education, offering programs which are responsive to the needs of the professional and academic communities it serves, inspiring its graduate students to leadership, and inculcating in them the knowledge that service to the larger world is a defining measure of their professional responsibilities fully understood.

In all of this, Loyola remains ever mindful of the Jesuit precept that the aim of all education ultimately is the ennoblement of the human spirit. [http://www.loyola.edu/about/visionvalues/vision.html]

University Properties

Academic programs

The foundation of a Loyola education is a broad core program that covers basic knowledge and concepts in the humanities, math and science, and the social sciences. The purpose is to balance general education and specialized study in the major. Undergraduate degrees are awarded in two schools – The College of Arts and Sciences and the Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J. School of Business and Management. The College of Arts and Sciences offers degrees in biology, chemistry, classics, communication, computer science, economics, education, engineering science, English, fine arts, global studies, history, an honors program, interdisciplinary studies (including American, Asian, Catholic, Film, Gender and Medieval studies), law, mathematical science, military career, modern languages and literatures, nursing, philosophy, physics, political science, pre-health curriculum/programs (including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and optometry/podiatry), psychology, sociology, speech-language pathology/audiology, theology and writing. The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J. School of Business and Management offers degrees in accounting, business economics, finance, general business, international business, management, management information systems, marketing and the Sellinger scholars program.

Loyola College in Maryland is one of the foremost providers of professionally focused graduate education, offering a distinctive complement of programs with exceptional scope and depth. With more than 3,400 graduate students pursuing over 100 degree, certificate, post-degree and professional education enrollment options, Loyola serves as a major center for development opportunities in the Baltimore-Washington region. The graduate program offers degrees in computer/software engineering, business/finance, education/teacher certification, liberal studies, Montessori education, psychology, pastoral counseling/spiritual care and speech language pathology.


Admission to Loyola is highly selective. More than 8,000 students apply for admission as freshmen for approximately 900 spaces. Strong grade performance is particularly emphasized in Loyola’s admission evaluation. Loyola students typically have achieved a 3.5 average in their high school work and, additionally, have enrolled in many advanced courses. The SAT average of the class is usually in the range of 1210-1225, a score that ranks in the upper 20 percent for all college-bound students nationwide.


* "U.S. News and World Report" named Loyola College in Maryland the Number Two master’s university in the North region in its 2009 “America’s Best Colleges” survey. Loyola has ranked among the Top 10 institutions in this category for more than a decade. [http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/masters-north-search]
*The Sellinger School is ranked number 45 in BusinessWeek magazine’s third annual “Best Undergrad B-Schools” survey. More than 125 schools were eligible for inclusion in the rankings. [http://bwnt.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/undergrad_bschool/]
*Ranked ninth in the North region for U.S. News' “Great Schools, Great Prices,” which considers the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid.
*Ranked first on Princeton Review's 2009 "Dorms Like Palaces" list, for the best dorms in the country. [http://princetonreview.com/schoollist.aspx?type=r&id=703&uidbadge=]
*Featured in “Up-and-Coming Schools,” a new listing in this year’s America’s Best Colleges issue which recognizes institutions whose peers have cited them for making remarkable improvements and innovations. [http://www.umbc.edu/bestcolleges/us001.PDF]
*Ranked in U.S. News and World Report's listing of schools with the highest four-year graduation rates (77 percent) and highest percentage of students who study abroad (65 percent). [http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/highest-grad-rate]
*Business Week named Loyola among the world’s 20 largest providers of part-time graduate business education for full-time professionals. [http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/undergraduate_mba_profiles/loyolamd.html]
*The Health Finance Report ranked Loyola’s Executive MBA program as one of the top five programs for physicians.
*The Sellinger School of Business and Management is AACSB Accredited in both Business and Accounting – fewer than 10% of schools nationwide hold dual accreditation through AACSB.
*Ranked twelfth in "America's Top Wired Colleges" by PC magazine. [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2329360,00.asp]

tudent/faculty profile

*305 full-time faculty members
*85 percent of faculty hold Ph.D.s (or terminal degrees)
*12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
*Average class size: 25 students
*3,501 full-time undergraduates representing 37 states and 24 different countries
*Liberal arts core curriculum
*Majors and minors in 35 academic fields
*Undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science, Bachelor of Business Administration
*Graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral level in seven areas of study


Loyola’s Evergreen campus spans 79 wooded acres in a beautiful suburban area of Baltimore. The well-established surrounding neighborhood of Guilford is one of the oldest and most charming residential areas of the city. Only ten minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Loyola students enjoy the best of both worlds. In addition, Loyola has two satellite campuses in Timonium and Columbia for graduate classes.

The University also owns 20 acres in the mountains of Western Maryland, used for the Rising Phoenix Retreat Center. The serene landscape offers a peaceful setting where individuals and groups are empowered to do the work necessary for reconnecting and renewing their heart, mind, body and spirit. The Loyola Clinical Centers are located just a short drive from the College’s main campus, in Belvedere Square. The Clinical Centers offer individuals in the community a broad range of services addressing educational, language and psychological issues.

Loyola is highly regarded for the quality of its living facilities for resident students. As noted above, Loyola was ranked first on Princeton Review's 2009 "Dorms Like Palaces" list for the best dorms in the United States.

The Sellinger School of Business and Management

The Sellinger School of Business and Management is one of the institution's two schools, the second being the College of Arts and Sciences. Loyola College first offered courses in accounting and business administration at the undergraduate level in 1937. The baccalaureate degree in business administration was first awarded in 1943 with the accounting major added shortly thereafter. Loyola introduced the Executive MBA program in 1973, the first of its kind in the Baltimore-Washington area and one of the first ten Executive MBA programs in the country. The college established the School of Business and Management in 1980 to provide strategic management for business programs, and shortly thereafter in 1984 the business school was formally named The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J. School of Business and Management in honor of the late Reverend Joseph A. Sellinger. In 1985, the Sellinger School initiated the Fellows MBA program to serve rising young executives. To accommodate the rapid growth in its business programs, the Sellinger School moved into a new state-of-the-art facility constructed on the north side of the academic quadrangle in early 2000 (see below).

In 1988, the Sellinger School earned accreditation in all programs by AACSB (The International Association for Management Education), a designation enjoyed by fewer than 10% of all schools nationwide. Loyola College is the only private institution in the state of Maryland with a nationally accredited business school. In 1990, the Accounting Department earned specialized national accreditation from AACSB.

The Sellinger School stresses the importance of Experiential Learning, noting that such opportunity serves to enhance traditional classroom work through the integration of theory and practice. Students are offered the chance for enriched academic discussion and a broadened learning environment through Internship, International and Service-Learning Experiences.

Loyola recognizes chapters of Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi, and affords students international societies such as the Financial Management Association. The Sellinger Scholars business honors program was developed to prepare highly motivated students for roles of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world. Students are invited to join in their Freshmen year based on academic achievement and must then go through an interview process.

As stated above, the Sellinger School of Business and Management was ranked number 45 in BusinessWeek magazine’s third annual “Best Undergrad B-Schools” survey, with more than 125 schools eligible for inclusion in the rankings. Additionally, U.S. News and World Report ranks Loyola College in Maryland the Number Two master’s university in the North region in its 2009 “America’s Best Colleges” survey, a distinction the college has held for ten years now. [ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/masters-north-search]


*Fitness and Aquatic Center

The convert|115000|sqft|m2|sing=on Fitness and Aquatic Center (FAC), which opened in fall 2000, features a convert|6000|sqft|m2|sing=on Fitness Center with treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, stair climbers, free weights, selectorized weight circuit and stretching area. The Mangione Aquatic Center features an eight-lane, convert|25|yd|m|sing=on swim course; a shallow lane and diving well; as well as an on-deck sauna and hot tub. The convert|30|ft|m|sing=on Indoor Rock Climbing Wall and bouldering area is designed for all levels.

The FAC also has a two-court gymnasium used for club sports, intramural sports and informal recreation. The Multi-Activity Court features a Sport Court surface ideal for indoor soccer, volleyball and inline sports. The FAC also features an elevated walking/jogging track, two group exercise studios, an Outdoor Adventure Center, classroom and conference room, an equipment room, locker rooms, four racquetball and two squash courts, and an outdoor grass field.
*Loyola/Notre Dame LibraryRecently completed, the Loyola/Notre Dame Library now features a convert|100000|sqft|m2|sing=on interior; interactive study and instructional spaces; an exhibition area and curatorial space for special collections; expanded stack areas for humanities print collection; a café fully wired for voice, data and video; five high-tech seminar rooms; digital studio for collaborative student and faculty projects; a media center with 96-seat auditorium; and a 24-seat, fully wired bibliographic classroom.

*Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and ManagementThe Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management Building opened its doors in January 2000. The convert|50000|sqft|m2|sing=on facility features innovative learning space and faculty offices; a soaring, five-story glass façade; an open atrium; 11 state-of-the-art classrooms; a four-story glass tower; and three seminar rooms.

*Alumni Memorial ChapelIn 1924, a small chapel in Mount Washington was disassembled and brought to the Evergreen campus. After World War II, its remains were sold to a developer and the money was put toward the construction of a permanent chapel. In September 1949, ground was broken on the current Alumni Memorial Chapel. Its gothic style features large stained-glass windows and a long, narrow nave situated along the east-west axis. A statue of Our Lady of Evergreen, Queen of Peace, is situated above the front façade. The chapel was formally dedicated on September 15, 1952.
*Rev. Francis X. Knott, S.J. Humanities Center

The Humanities Center was built by the Garrett family in 1895 as a wedding gift for one of their children. However, the child died during a trip to England and the large, Tudor-style mansion became a rehabilitation center for men blinded during the war. In 1921, Loyola’s Jesuits purchased the Evergreen property from the Garretts and gradually moved the College from its location on Calvert Street. The mansion was originally used for classes, but then became the Jesuit residence. In 1955, it suffered severe fire damage and was converted to offices following the restoration. Today, the Humanities Center houses 16 departments, including Admissions, Alumni Relations, Financial Aid and the Philosophy and History departments.

*Beatty HallNamed after the Rev. Vincent Beatty, S.J., a past president of Loyola, this building houses the departments of Sociology, Education, Psychology and Political Science.

Residence Halls

Loyola is known for its distinct focus on the quality of their students' living facilities. This is meant to increase the students well-rounded lifestyles found within their focus on the Jesuit focus towards Cura Personalis. The residence halls have been always considered of superior quality and have just been hailed the best in the nation by Princeton Review [http://loyola.edu/newsroom/news/08/0730_residence_halls.html] .

East Residence Halls

*Butler and Hammerman Residence HallsThe Butler and Hammerman residence halls are located on the east side of Loyola's campus. They offer traditional style rooms for freshman students. In each room there are two beds, two desks, two dressers, and two wardrobe closets. These were the two first residence halls built on the Evergreen campus.
*Flannery O'Connor HallCompleted in late summer 2007, the new freshman residence hall is the College’s first “green” building, designed to conserve energy and reduce negative impacts on the environment. Located adjacent to the Loyola/Notre Dame Library, the residence hall houses 340 students in 170 rooms. The traditional semi-suites feature a bathroom shared by two rooms. Ten Resident Assistants monitor the building, as well as two graduate students and two staff members. The hall also features one large lounge and two study areas on each floor, a laundry room, a multipurpose room, and a “Jazzman’s” food cart for convenient “grab and go” items. There is a large community kitchen on the first floor, as well as floor kitchens on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors.

West Residence Halls

*Hopkins CourtHopkins Court features traditional-style double- and triple- occupancy rooms. Each of the three floors houses from thirty to fifty male and female first-year students. Each floor of Hopkins Court also has a common kitchen, with a dishwasher, microwave, sink, and eating area. A kitchen on the second floor also has an oven and range available for residents. The second floor also has a computer lab, open for use by all of the first-year students living in Hopkins Court. There are eight computers, two printers, and a scanner in the lab. In addition to several study lounges expressly for the use of Hopkins Court residents, the Hopkins Court Lounge is used for area programs and campus-wide events. The Lounge is also used as an intimate setting for a casual candelight mass every Sunday evening, led by Fr. Rossi.
*Campion TowerCampion Tower is located on the west side of Loyola's campus. This year, Campion Tower houses three floors of freshmen and six floors of sophomores. Each floor contains about 70 students and two resident assistants.
***4 to 6 resident - apartments & suites containing two or three bedrooms, a common room, bathroom, kitchen, and dining room.
***Newly upgraded front desks provide for the security of all Campion residents 24hrs/day.
***Computer lab with Windows PCs available to all Campion residents.
***Common area and study lounge on first floor for recreation.
**Special Interest Floors:
***Sophomore Initiative floors are communities specifically designed for Sophomores to get to know each other and develop further relationships within their class. Sophomores on these floors are allowed to participate in unique programs designed specifically for their communities.
***Alpha Housing is a community specifically designed for first year students in the Alpha Program. While not all students in Alpha are in Alpha Housing, those in Alpha Housing will be able to participate in montly programs hosted by an Alpha Faculty member.
***Collegium is a program designed to form a close knit community of first year students. In addition to being housed on the Collegium floor, students are placed in two of the same courses as other students on their floor.

Community service

More than half of the student population has participated in some community service activity during their time at Loyola. The Center for Community Service and Justice engages students by developing service opportunities in a wide variety of areas. The Center offers nearly 40 ongoing community service programs, more than 15 one-time service opportunities throughout the year, and several immersion programs. Students also have an opportunity to become involved through service learning, which pairs community service with academic coursework. At Loyola, students are encouraged to develop a lifelong habit of service rooted in a concern for others, an understanding of one’s spirituality, and an awareness of local, national and global social justice issues.

tudy abroad

Study abroad is a major component of a Loyola education with sixty five percent of students studying abroad during their junior year. [http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/most-study-abroad] Students can choose from 21 different programs, exchanges and affiliations in 16 countries.
*Loyola-sponsored programs include: Alcala, Spain; Auckland, New Zealand; Bangkok, Thailand, Beijing, China; Cork, Ireland; Leuven, Belgium; Melbourne, Australia; Newcastle, England; Paris, France; and Rome, Italy.
*Programs are available for all majors and students have the option of going for one semester or the entire year. Some programs are taught in English, some in the native language, and some a combination of both.
*Loyola is ranked 21st in the nation for students studying abroad by U.S. News. [http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/most-study-abroad]


Loyola has more than 150 clubs and organizations, catering to a range of interests. The college operates a television station, WLOY TV; and a radio station, WLOY on 1620 kHz AM. The Greyhound is Loyola’s student-run newspaper. Loyola is also host to an annual Relay for Life event, raising $150,000 in 2007. ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) Student Services provides an array of activities to foster the academic, cultural, personal, spiritual and leadership development of ALANA students, as well as create and maintain an environment of respect and awareness.

In addition, the Office of Student Activities hosts campus-wide events. Loyolapalooza, an annual outdoor spring carnival, features bands, food, games and activities. The Late Night program is designed to offer students social, cultural and athletic programs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, such as midnight breakfast, coffeehouse, karaoke and a concert series. There is also a Best of Baltimore program for first- and second-year students, designed to introduce them to the area's finest cultural and sporting events and provide them with ample opportunity to socialize with other new students, and with faculty and administrator hosts.


Loyolapalooza: Every spring, the SGA hosts a festival on the quad. Said festival includes carnival-like rides, great food and a musical act. Past years have included Blues Traveler, Straylight Run, Guster, Dashboard Confessional and Gavin DeGraw.
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Bull & Oyster Roast: An annual alumni event that serves all classes as an on-campus reunion for any and all Loyola alumni. The event usually takes place in the early weeks of the spring semester and features food, live music, and dancing.
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Midnight Breakfast: This is a weekend tradition where from 12 Midnight until 2:00 am breakfast is served on campus, free of charge for all students. This gives students a chance to meet in the Boulder Garden Cafe for a late night activity.
FFC: The Fall Football Classic or FFC is an annual event where a male and female football team from each class challenges another class to a game of football. The freshman class plays the sophomore class, and the junior class plays the senior class. The event takes place during the fall semester.
Fall Concert: Held annually in Rietz Arena, the Fall Concert is a SGA sponsored event. Previous musical acts have been The Roots, Hootie & The Blowfish and All-American Rejects.
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Crab Feast: The Crab Feast is an annual fall event where the young alumni are invited back for an on-campus reunion.
Chordbusters: A twice a year concert where the male and female a cappella groups perform a set of songs. The concert happens at the end of each semester every year and features a comedic skit from each group, as well as their arranged songs. The male group is called The Chimes and the female group is called The Belles.


Loyola College is home to the Greyhounds. Spectators, competitive athletes and casual participants all find plenty of sports excitement at Loyola through intercollegiate sports, club sports, intramural sports, and recreational activities at the state-of-the-art Fitness and Aquatic Center.

Intercollegiate sports for both men and women include basketball, crew, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and swimming and diving. Loyola also offers men’s golf and women’s volleyball and track and field. The athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level. Sixteen of Loyola’s 18 athletic teams compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Men’s lacrosse competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and women’s lacrosse is a Big East Associate Member.

Loyola’s club sports bridge the gap between intramurals and intercollegiate athletics, allowing members to enjoy competition with teams from other colleges. Competitive athletes have the opportunity to become involved without the pressures of varsity sports. Loyola sponsors badminton, baseball, basketball, dance team, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, marksmanship, roller hockey, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball and water polo.

Loyola also offers a thriving intramural program for men and women including basketball, flag football, racquetball, roller hockey, soccer, softball, squash and volleyball. Recreational co-ed events are also scheduled throughout the year.Loyola college won the 1971 NCAA division ll regional championship going undefeated and the NCAA division ll national championship in 1976 under coach Jim Bullington.

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

ROTC is an elective course taken along with a student’s required college courses. Students take one class and one lab each week, plus physical fitness training two times per week. Courses cover everything from the structure of the Army to military operations and tactics. Upon completion of the program, cadets are commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army and must complete a period of service in either the Active Duty, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Since its inception in 1952, the ROTC program has commissioned more than 1,100 cadets. Loyola's Army ROTC program has a partnership with Towson University, The College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Goucher College. Scholarships for qualified students cover the cost of Tuition and Fees, provides a monthly stipend of $300 a month for freshmen increasing each year to $500 a month for seniors, and $600 a semester for books and supplies. In addition, Loyola College provides full room for students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship during their first semester of school. This incentive is provided each year as long as the student remains eligible for the Army ROTC scholarship. Loyola also has "cross-town" agreement with the University of Maryland, College Park, in which Loyola students can remain enrolled at Loyola but participate in Air Force ROTC and graduate as a commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Air Force.

The Career Center

The Career Center helps students and alumni discover their career passion by integrating the Jesuit core values and introducing a process of personal discovery and discernment. This process assists students in discovering their unique talents and gifts and their life’s direction in relationship to their individual needs and their connections with others in a community. The Career Center offers many services to assist in this process and continuously strives to educate, develop community, and promote partnerships with students, alumni/ae, faculty, employers, and members of the college community.

Career advisors are available year-round to discuss any career-related topic, such as choosing or changing a major; clarifying interests; obtaining part-time and summer job/internship experiences; planning and conducting a professional job search; obtaining full-time employment; changing careers; and selecting and being admitted to graduate/professional school. In addition, the Alumni/ae Career Networking System provides students with knowledgeable career advice from a network of Loyola alumni who have volunteered assistance. Interviews with employers are arranged on campus for students who are seeking summer internships or full-time employment upon graduation via an on-line job and internship database system, eRecruiting. Assistance is also given in obtaining part-time jobs and semester internships.

Other Facts

Loyola's Evergreen campus was featured in the film Syriana as a stand-in for Princeton University.

Notable alumni

ee also

*Prof. Thomas DiLorenzo
*Fr. Harold Ridley, SJ
*Fr. Brian F. Linnane, SJ


External links

* [http://www.loyola.edu/ Official website]
* [http://loyolagreyhounds.cstv.com/ Official Athletics website]

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