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Rankings & Accolades

Since 1852, we’ve prided ourselves on excellence.

Explore some of the prestigious rankings and notable accolades that 山ּUniversity Maryland has earned from major national, international, and regional reports, studies, and surveys.

Best 398 Colleges for 2024

山ּhas again been included in the Princeton Review’s Best 389 Colleges list—and earned a spot on the Best School by Region (Mid-Atlantic) and Green Colleges lists. 山ּhas been included in 30 consecutive editions of the Princeton Review’s publication.

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No. 4 in the north

山ּ is included in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list (2023), earning the No. 4 spot among Best Regional Universities in the North. Loyola, which has been ranked in the top five for more than a decade, also ranked in the regional list for Best Value and Best First-Year Experiences.

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Top 2% for long-term return on investment

A 山ּ degree is one of the most valuable in the country, according to a study completed by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. 山ּranks in the top 2% in the nation for long-term return on investment (ROI), based on the average earning potential of alumni, relatively low average student debt, and a top graduation rate (80%).

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Top Residence Halls in the Country

Welcome home, Hounds! DzDZ’s residence halls have been ranked in the top 20 of the Princeton Review’s national list for Best College Dorms for more than a decade, including in their 2023 roundup of the 388 Best Colleges.

Explore DzDZ’s award-winning housing
Best First-Year Experience

山ּranks in the top 25% of just under 200 schools recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the comprehensive programs and experiences they offer first-year students that lead to their success.

Learn more about Messina, DzDZ’s first-year experience

No. 3 in the nation for study abroad

山ּranks third in the nation among master’s institutions for study abroad, according to an Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange. Two-thirds of Greyhounds participate in DzDZ’s more than 60 study abroad opportunities in 25 countries around the globe and 70% of students have an international experience before they graduate.

Learn more about study abroad at Loyola
Top 7% for mid-career salary

山ּ ranks in the top 7% nationally for the salary potential of its graduates by PayScale.com—and No. 2 for post-grad salary among colleges in Maryland. A recent study by Stacker that also uses data from PayScale.com recognized Loyola nationally among the Top 100 Colleges whose alumni go on to earn the most money.

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Unmatched preparation for professional school

山ּstudents are accepted to medical and dental schools at a rate that is twice the national average. The acceptance rate for 山ּstudents to med school is 83% (compared to a 39% acceptance rate nationally); Greyhounds are accepted to dental schools at a rate of 87% (the national annual average is 41%). Learn about DzDZ’s Pre-Health programs.

山ּseniors average a 90% law school acceptance rate, including to Top 25 and Top 50 programs each year. Learn about Loyola's Pre-Law program.

Setting the bar
for sustainability

山ּ is included in the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges (2024), which profiles more than 680 universities across the country in terms of environmental responsibility, from use of renewable energy to recycling and conservation programs, environmental studies opportunities for students, and career guidance for green jobs.

山ּis also a member of the first international cohort of 68 schools enrolled as Laudato Si' Universities committed to furthering sustainability efforts.

Learn more about sustainability at Loyola

Leading
engineering program

山ּ is again recognized as having one of the top engineering programs in the country that focuses on undergraduates. 山ּranked No. 49 among more than 230 schools for undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report in their 2022-23 ratings of more than 1,850 colleges.

Learn more about engineering at Loyola

Recognized for excellence in undergraduate teaching

山ּ is recognized by U.S. News & World Report for focus on and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching—for the fifth year in a row. Our faculty also get a nod from Niche, which rank 山ּamong their national list of Colleges with the Best Professors in America.

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Best Business School

DzDZ’s Sellinger School of Business and Management has been named a Best Business School by the Princeton Review—and earned a spot on the Best On-Campus MBA list. In addition to making the list of 243 business schools, Sellinger was one of 67 programs ranked on the list of Best Business Schools in the Northeast.

The Sellinger School has also consistently been ranked by U.S. News & World Report in their Best Graduate Schools list—and recognized nationally for graduate programs in business analytics, management, marketing, and finance. DzDZ’s Emerging Leaders MBA was also ranked among the top full-time MBA programs, recognized for its successful job placement and earnings of graduates.

No. 1 for Veterans

山ּranks No. 1 among the Best Colleges for Veterans in the North region by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking is based on participation in federal initiatives that help make pursuing a college degree more affordable for veterans and active-duty service members.

Top 7% of private schools for earning potential

We supply demand—with bigger earning potential. of alumni with bachelor’s degrees. When expanded to include alumni who hold master’s and doctoral degrees, 山ּranks in the top 10%.

Nationally ranked
graduate programs

山ּis consistently named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, with accounting, marketing, finance, and management ranking among top business programs in the country over the past several years. DzDZ’s is among the Top 50 Master's in Data Science Degree Programs in the country. Emerging Media is recognized among only 35 programs in the nation. U.S. News has also recognized DzDZ’s graduate programs in Clinical Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology among the top master’s programs in the nation.

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Best college for getting a job

99% of Greyhounds are employed, enrolled in professional or graduate school, or completing full-time service within six to nine months of receiving their diplomas. 山ּis recognized as a Best College for Getting a Job by Zippia—and not just any job… Stacker named 山ּamong only 100 colleges across the United States whose grads go on to earn the most money.

Learn more about career preparation at Loyola
Nationally Ranked Campus

Sprawling 81 wooded acres in the heart of a residential neighborhood in North Baltimore, DzDZ’s Evergreen campus is, quite simply, what you picture when you think of a college campus—and why ours was ranked the most beautiful in Maryland—and in the top 10% for Best College Campuses in America!—by Niche. Our campus is also ranked the safest in the State of Maryland.

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One of the lowest student loan default rates in the country

At 2%, 山ּhas a drastically lower rate (which is provided by the U.S. Department of Education) than the average for four-year public (9.6%) and private (6.6%) schools in the U.S. We are proud of our graduates, who go on to earn competitive salaries and see growth in their career trajectory and income, allowing them to successfully pay off student debt.

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Top school for service learning

山ּis named by U.S. News & World Report as a Best University for Service Learning. 山ּhas also received the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the U.S. government’s highest recognition for community service, for nine years and counting.

山ּreceived the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, awarded to just 119 higher education institutions across the country that demonstrate national models for community-engaged learning and ensure reciprocal partnerships with local nonprofit, public, and other organizations, for 2020-26.

Learn more about service-learning at Loyola
Leader in innovation

山ּis again recognized as a leader among colleges and universities making promising innovations in technology, curriculum, and other areas by U.S. News & World Report in their 2024 rankings—moving up seven spots, from No. 11 in 2023, to No. 4 for Most Innovative Schools in the North region.

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Top Fulbright Producer

山ּ was again honored on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright students for the 2023-24 academic year. Loyola, which has received this recognition twice before, is among the top 6 Top Producing Institutions for Fulbright U.S. Students in the Master’s classification.

Learn about DzDZ’s Fulbright Scholars
Top 10% nationally for value

山ּwas named among the top 10% of just 400 U.S. colleges that offer an exceptional education that is accessible to students who demonstrate financial need by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. U.S. News & World Report named 山ּamong their most recent list of Best Value Schools.

Named Among Best Colleges in Maryland

山ּ ranks among the Best Colleges in Maryland in 2023 by Intelligent.com based on academic quality, graduation rate, cost, return on investment, and student resources. The University also received accolades for the Best Business Program recognizing the Sellinger School of Business and Management.

Learn more about the Intelligent.com ranking

#5 among all NCAA D-I teams

Go Hounds! . The university's GSR has ranked in the top six nationally in all 19 years of the report's existence; 山ּhas been in the top 98 or 99 percentile each year. The Greyhounds have had a GSR of 95 percent or higher each year.

Great place for sports

山ּranks among the best colleges for sports and athletes, earning accolades for Best College Athletics and Best College for Student-Athletes—both in America and in the State of Maryland—by Niche. 山ּalso places among by PayScale.com.

Best for your money

山ּ is recognized in the top 7% of more than 1,500 U.S. colleges and universities analyzed by in their most recent Best Value Colleges report, which ranks schools for best monetary return for their alumni via low cost of attendance, high earning potential, or a combination of the two.

Top university for social mobility

山ּ was recognized as a Top Performer on Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report for enrolling and graduating underrepresented students who are Pell Grant recipients. In fact, 20% of students in the Class of 2024 are Pell-eligible, and 14% of students at 山ּare Pell Grant recipients—with a graduation rate among those students of 82%.

What’s more, a 2022 study by Georgetown University recently ranked 山ּin the top 2% for ROI among all U.S. colleges and universities for low-income students.

Best Catholic college in America

山ּis recognized nationally as a Best Catholic College by Niche and by College Consensus. Intelligent.com also ranked 山ּas the Best Catholic School in Maryland. While you don’t have to be Catholic to attend Loyola, which welcomes people of all faith backgrounds, Catholic colleges have long been an international standard for academic quality and rigor.

TOP 28%

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed's placed 山ּ at No. 220 out of 797 colleges and universities nationwide in their 2023 college ranking—citing outcomes as one of DzDZ’s strongest areas. Greyhounds ranked highly for graduation rate (83%) and the average salary of alumni at the 10-year mark ($65,300).

Recognized for Contributing to the Greater Good

山ּ ranks No. 31 of more than 600 schools across the United States in Washington Monthly’s 2022 Master’s University Rankings for its contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and providing opportunities for public service. WM’s list recognizes universities based on "what they are doing for the country." Loyola also received their Best Bang for the Buck Ranking (2022), which recognizes affordability and value.