Your Compass, Our Anchor

Fully embracing the Jesuit approach allows you build the core strengths required to excel in all aspects of your career and to take your life in exciting new directions. To every endeavor, you’ll bring a toolbox of sought-after skills that includes critical thinking, eloquent expression, strong leadership, and effective collaboration.

But at Loyola you’ll attain something even more rare and powerful: a Jesuit-inspired way of being in the world that helps you stay mindful, connected, self-aware, and happy.

You’ll have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. A profound awareness of who you are and what brings you joy. A commitment to using your unique gifts for the betterment of society. The ability to orient your life around the things that matter to you most. No matter where you are 5, 10, and 20 years from now, your Loyola education will always be with you.

The essence of a Jesuit education at Loyola University Maryland

The Jesuit experience is a highly personal, life-altering journey that you and your peers experience together. It’s both highly structured and free wielding, grounding and elevating. It takes you to the far reaches of your intellect and imagination, while at the same time preparing you to formulate practical solutions to authentic problems in the world.

None of this comes easily...

You will put every fiber of your being into the search for truth and understanding. You’ll ask difficult questions and learn how to pursue honest answers. You’ll engage fiercely with your studies and openly with your classmates, your professors, your community—and yourself. You’ll bring a level of sincerity and energy to your class discussions, assignments, and personal examinations that you never have before. You’ll leave your comfort zone and never look back.

What are your strong truths?


The things in life we work hardest to attain are the ones we appreciate most. At Loyola, you’ll work hard. Really hard. You’ll open yourself up to new ideas and new directions. And you’ll build something incredibly strong: a powerful foundation on which to form a life of meaning, value, and joy.


Throughout your life, you will encounter many difficult questions and choices, both personally and professionally. At Loyola, you’ll build a strong moral compass that will distinguish you throughout your life, enabling you to become the best possible friend, child, parent, colleague, leader, and global citizen.


Happy. That may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think about college life and all of its demands. But come to Loyola’s campus and you’ll feel it: the joyfulness and contagious energy of students who are continuously learning, growing, and doing what they love.


Incredibly demanding and uniquely supportive. A close-knit community that broadens your world. A place where 4,000 diverse undergraduates converge to pursue common goals and achieve their singular ambitions. You’ll feel at home at Loyola, while Loyola prepares you to feel at home in the wider world.