Rankings + Honors

We rate great.


U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014

  • Ranked for the last 23 years among the Top 10 Southern regional schools by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Loyola’s service learning initiatives are recognized among the top 25 in the nation.
  • Ranked 9th Best Regional University in the South and ranked #9 in their Great Schools, Great Prices category.
  • Listed as a top regional A-Plus Schools for B Students.


The Princeton Review 2014

  • Loyola was named by The Princeton Review in its 2014 Best 378 Colleges list.
  • Loyola ranked in the Top 10 in the nation for “Lots of Race/Class Interaction” and for best “Town-Gown Relations,” which gauges how well students get along with members of the local community.
  • Loyola ranked #13 for “Easiest Campus to Get Around” and #17 for “Best Quality of Life”.
  • The J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library rated #19 for Best College Library.
  • Loyola's College of Business ranked among the nation's Best Business Schools.


Other Rankings

  • Selected as a 2013-2014 College of Distinction by the online guide for college-bound students, counselors, and parents.
  • College of Law’s moot court program was ranked as a top 10 advocacy programs in the country by The National Jurist.
  • For five consecutive years (2009 – 2013), Loyola’s Wolf Pack Athletics Program has been named a prestigious NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Institution, recognized for excellence in integrity, respect, sportsmanship and leadership.
  • Our Criminal Justice Administration online degree program is ranked #11 in the country by TheBestSchools.org, a leading higher education/career website in 2013
  • BestCollege.org ranks our Online Master of Science in Nursing degree program among the nation’s best
  • Rated A for our safety record and listed as one of the safest universities in the country by Reader's Digest in 2013.
  • Named a 2012 Best Value Private College by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
  • Named a Best Buy in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012.
  • Ranked in the Top 10 Online Master of Science in Nursing Degree Programs in 2012 by TheBestColleges.org.
  • Ranked #15 nationwide among master’s universities for the number of graduates who go on to successfully receive doctoral degrees and # 35 nationwide for the number of alumni who join the Peace Corps by Washington Monthly.
  • Ranked #34 for undergraduate participation in study abroad programs for those universities ranked as a Top 40 Master’s Institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education by the Institute for International Education and the U.S. Department of State.