September 14, 2020 | From Molly Robey

Loyola University Maryland is ranked number 4 among the best universities in the North Region on the US News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guide for 2021. Loyola has been in the top 5 for more than a decade.

In addition, Loyola is classified:

  • No. 4 (bound) for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”
  • No. 9 (bound) for “Most Innovative Schools”
  • No. 16 (bound) for “Service Learning”
  • No. 44 for “Best Value”
  • No. 60 (bound) for “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs”
  • No. 116 (bound) for “Best Undergraduate Business Programs”
  • No. 160 (bound) for “Top-Performer for Social Mobility”
  • No. 171 (bound) for “Best Undergraduate Computer Programs”

Loyola was also listed among the A + schools for B students.

“At Loyola University Maryland, we tell our students they don’t have to choose between focused, effective career preparation and the profound lifelong benefits of a liberal arts education,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, SJ, president. “Thanks to the exceptional teaching and mentoring from our faculty, Loyola graduates have trained, fulfilled, and ethical leaders who use their talents and compassion to improve the world around them.”

That year, U.S. News analyzed 1,452 U.S. undergraduate institutions for 17 academic quality metrics, including retention and graduation rates, class sizes, student / faculty ratios, and average federal graduate debt. The indicators were assigned a weight or grade based on US News criteria.

For more information on the US News & World Report 2021 “Best Colleges” ranking, please visit

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