International Applicants

Loyola is home to students from all over the world and 30+ countries are represented at the undergraduate level. In the same way studying abroad gives students a new perspective and new opportunities, your presence on the Evergreen campus as an international student brings a new global perspective to our campus and exposes our community to new ways of thinking. We are pleased to offer both need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships to international students.

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.

A first-year student is defined as any student who is currently enrolled in secondary school, or who has graduated secondary school but has never enrolled in post-secondary courses at a college or university.

A transfer student is defined as any applicant who has enrolled in courses at college or university after the completion of secondary school.

Application Plans & Deadlines

First-Year Applicants

Admission Timeline for International First-Year Applicants

  Fall Early Action Fall Regular Decision Spring Admission
Application Deadline November 15 January 15 October 15
Admission & Scholarship Notification  Mid-January Mid-March Rolling
Deposit Deadline May 1 May 1 Two weeks from date of admission decision

Transfer Applicants

Admission Timeline for International Transfer Applicants

  Fall Admission Spring Admission
Application Deadline March 15 October 15 
Admission & Scholarship Notification Rolling Rolling
Deposit Deadline One month from date of admission decision Two weeks from date of admission decision

International Student Application Requirements

I am a First-Year Student

Application Checklist:

  1. Common Application - First-Year Student Application
  2. $60 application fee
  3. Two letters of recommendation
    • High school teacher recommendation
    • High school counselor recommendation (if your high school does not have a school counselor, you may submit a second letter of recommendation from a teacher)
  4. SAT/ACT (optional)
    • Submission of SAT and/or ACT scores are not required for admission or scholarship consideration.
  5. Official test of English score report
    Applicants must achieve scores of 80 or higher on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) or overall band scores of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We also accept the same scores on the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the IELTS Indicator. If none of these tests are available in your area, please contact intladmission@loyola.edu—in certain cases, we can consider Duolingo English Test (DET) scores of 105 or higher.
  6. Official high school/secondary school transcript
    Transcripts not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. If the educational system is exam-based, then Official International Examination Results issued by the examination board are also required (e.g. WAEC WASSCE, CSEC & CAPES, GCSE/A-Levels). 
  7. Official International Credential Evaluation
    Loyola is able to complete most international document reviews in-house, but in certain cases, we may need to ask for an Official International Credential Evaluation. In those cases, we would require a course-by-course evaluation with GPA completed by a NACES member organization. SpanTran, a NACES member organization, has created a tailored application for students applying to Loyola.
  8. International Student Certification of Finances
    Applicants are required to submit the International Student Certificate of Finances at the time of application. 
  9. Bank Letter or Statement
    Provide a current bank letter or bank statement, in English, dated within the last three months. The letter or statement should indicate a current balance. This document will be used in conjunction with the International Student Certification of Finances form in our need-aware review process, which allows us to consider international applicants for need-based financial aid. If you submit a bank letter, the document must be on bank stationary, translated in English, and signed by a bank official.
  10. CSS Profile
    Applicants who wish to be considered for need-based aid must also submit the CSS Profile at the time they apply for admission. When completing the CSS Profile, Loyola University Maryland's CSS School Code Number is 5370.

I am a Transfer Student

Application Checklist:

  1. Common Application - Transfer Student Application
  2. $60 application fee
  3. Official test of English score report
    Applicants must achieve scores of 80 or higher on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) or overall band scores of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We also accept the same scores on the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the IELTS Indicator. If none of these tests are available in your area, please contact intladmission@loyola.edu—in certain cases, we can consider Duolingo English Test (DET) scores of 105 or higher.
  4. Official high school/secondary school transcript
    Transcripts not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. If the educational system is exam-based, then Official International Examination Results issued by the examination board are also required (e.g. WAEC WASSCE, CSEC & CAPES, GCSE/A-Levels).
  5. Official college/university transcript
    Transcripts not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation
  6. Common Application College Report Form from each institution attended
  7. Official International Credential Evaluation
    Applicants who attended college or university outside the U.S. must provide an Official International Credential Evaluation of their post-secondary transcripts. The course-by-course evaluation of international academic credentials must be completed by a NACES member organization, and must include a cumulative GPA. SpanTran, a NACES member organization, has created a tailored application for students applying to Loyola. This evaluation allows our faculty members to appropriately assess international transfer of credit. 
  8. International Student Certification of Finances
    Applicants are required to submit the International Student Certificate of Finances at the time of application. 
  9. Bank Letter or Statement
    Provide a current bank letter or bank statement, in English, dated within the last three months. The letter or statement should indicate a current balance. This document will be used in conjunction with the International Student Certification of Finances form in our need-aware review process, which allows us to consider international applicants for need-based financial aid. If you submit a bank letter, the document must be on bank stationary, translated in English, and signed by a bank official.
  10. CSS Profile
    Applicants who wish to be considered for need-based aid must also submit the CSS Profile at the time they apply for admission. When completing the CSS Profile, Loyola University Maryland's CSS School Code Number is 5370.

Submitting Documents

Academic Records and Test Scores

Academic records and test scores will only be considered official if they are received directly from the school or testing agency. An appropriate school official may submit these materials through the Common Application or by email to intladmission@loyola.edu as long as the official is using a school email address. Student-supplied copies of original IELTS Test Report Forms can be verified by the university online, and considered official.

Original Documents may also be mailed to:
Loyola University Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admission
4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Cost of Attendance

Merit Scholarships

All international students are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships ranging from $12,000-$33,000. No additional application is required.

Learn more about scholarships opportunities

Need-Based Financial Aid

Loyola University is able to provide a limited amount of need-based aid to international students (non-US citizens). Need-based awards are intended to supplement the amount that a student can pay in order to reach the full cost of attendance.

Learn more about financial aid

Cost of Attendance

Loyola’s estimated cost of attendance, before financial aid and scholarships are applied, is listed below.

2020-21 Academic Year*

Tuition $49,700
Room & Board $15,820
Comprehensive Fee $1,400
Orientation Fee $165 
Student Health Insurance $2,712 
Books & Supplies $1,250 
Personal & Misc. Expenses $1,260 
Total: $72,307

*Please note: the cost of attendance for the 2021-22 Academic Year will become available in late fall.

Loyola’s Education Payment Plan

International students are eligible to participate in Loyola’s Education Payment Plan through Tuition Management Systems beginning with their second semester.

Education Payment Plan Brochure Payment options

After You Apply

Check the status of your application

You can log in to your Applicant Status Portal to track materials and the status of your application. Your account information was sent to the email address you used to apply immediately upon receiving your application. Please check your junk or spam folder if you don't see the confirmation email.  

Keep in mind that most credentials (transcripts, test scores, recommendation letters, etc.) can take up to one week after you apply to post to your application account. Your application account is updated in real time and contains the most current information. If you had credentials sent to Loyola before submitting your application, those items may not post until one week after you applied.

Admission decisions will be released electronically through the Applicant Status Portal, and you will be notified by email to check your status when a decision has been made.

Applicant Status Portal

Apply for Financial Aid 

Merit-based Scholarships

All applicants are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships, and every student who completes an application for admission is automatically considered for merit scholarships. Students will be notified of your merit scholarship award at the time of admission. 

Need-based Financial Aid

We understand that funding your education requires a significant financial commitment from you and your family. We also know that applying for financial aid can be confusing and frustrating, and we're here to help! Our financial aid team is dedicated to helping you navigate the application process and committed to making our Jesuit education affordable and accessible for all students. To be considered for need-based financial aid, applicants must file the CSS Profile Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional details about the application process and deadlines can be found our Financial Aid website

Consider applying to an Honors or Scholars Program

Honors Program

High-achieving students can enroll in the university's Honors Program. Taught by Loyola's most distinguished faculty, Honors classes are small and are combined with an extensive program of excursions and events, discussions and lectures, and extracurricular enrichment.

Learn more and apply

CPaMS Scholars Program

This program features an interdisciplinary course of study in computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, and data science and offers need-based scholarship opportunities in these fields. Students benefit from learning in a cohort and from faculty mentorship and opportunities for competitive internships, networking, and career development in STEM fields beyond Loyola.

Learn more and apply

Sellinger Scholars

This four-year honors program in business administration is designed to prepare high-achieving, highly-motivated students for roles of business leadership and service. Through the Sellinger Scholars Program, classroom education is augmented through unique opportunities to interact with business professionals and community leaders and it is completed with skills-based learning.

Learn more and apply

Materials Required After Admission

Applicants who already hold a valid U.S. visa, or who need to obtain a U.S. visa to study, will be asked to provide further documentation should they be admitted and choose to enroll. An International Checklist will display in the Applicant Status Portal once a decision has been placed. For more information on these materials, and on the student visa process, please visit our Visa Processes page.

Resources for International Students

We are committed to making your transition to Loyola, the great city of Baltimore, and to the United States as easy and stress-free as possible. Loyola’s Office of International Student Services manages the immigration and visa process, conducts International Student Orientation, and organizes cultural programming and trips throughout the academic year.

Learn more about international student services

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