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International Applicants

We are excited that you are considering Loyola University Maryland 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.

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4,000 undergraduate students from 40+ states, 55+ countries, and 6 continents
20 Average class size
18 NCAA Division I Sports
12:1 Student-to-faculty ratio
45+ Majors
50+ Minors
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.
Gia Banh, '23, Accounting & Information Systems - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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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.
Malcolm Kiiza, '25, Communication - Kigali, Rwanda
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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.

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