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| The reviews on this school baffle me. The majority of students here are from the same areas: New Jersey, New York, Long Island, with some other northern folks scattered about. When walking down hallways and walkways, students pass each other and ask "Are you going out tonight?" meaning the bars. This is a bar and alcohol-oriented school. Sure, the academics are great. The teachers really care and attempt to assist at every possible chance. The social life, however, falls short. |
If you are not from the areas mentioned above, there is little to no chance of finding likeminded people, unless you are into partying and being loud, drunk, and belligerent. Weekends at Loyola are empty. There is almost nothing to do on weekends with the exception of some activities that occur about once a month. Coming as an out of state student from anywhere other than the North is VERY difficult. Students at Loyola tend to conform in order to fit in. Almost every night of the week, somebody will be going to get drunk. Loud antics in residence halls nearly every night, especially bad on the weekends.
Do not attend this school if you do not want to conform to a destructive lifestyle. The school itself is great, but Loyola has lost something in selectivity that allows its students to maintain normal conversation without speaking about their favorite brand of alcohol or getting smashed the night before. Most students lack substance at Loyola. If all students were studious and took into consideration how much money is actually being spent to go there (around $50,000+) I'm sure their outlook would be different. People just aren't real here, they are caught in the lifestyle this school contains. It doesn't get much better as you speak to sophomores, juniors, or seniors, either.
|Feb 04 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| Great school, the fact that it doesn't have a football team take a lot away from its popularity. The school has great abroad programs, and the dorms are really great. Don't be fooled by the old rankings that say LC doesn't have a sufficient library, it has been renovated and is above par. |
|Feb 20 2008|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2011 |
| I loved my freshmen year at Loyola COllege. I went to a public high school on the Jersey Shore, Manasquan High School. I did not have to do much work to get A's in high school and I pretty much coasted doing as little work as possible. However, Loyola is a challenge and I could not do the usual coasting act from high school on the premises of Loyola. Teachers were helpful and would always encourage students to utilize their office hours for help. I did get caught up in the party scene of York Rd. and Fells Point for the year and hence came my 2.9 GPA both semesters, a far cry from my A student days at public high school. My advice is, to public high school students is that they need to realize the work ethic instituted at a Catholic or private high school is superior to what I was given at my public school, and you need to buckle down to succeed here. The dorms are great at Loyola overall, however I stayed in a 4 person quad room to save my parents money on room and board. The biggest weakness of Loyola is the library in terms of student resources, its not that the library is poor in selection, but that it is not modern. There are new Freshmen dorms going up as I type this that will be very modern and should attract a lot more students. OVerall I recommend the school, the student body can tend to be preppy in style, but I managed to enjoy myself there and think it will be an excellent school for a dedicated student. |
|Aug 21 2006|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2009 |