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Admission Counselors

Choosing your home for college is a big decision, and we know you probably have questions. Our admission team is here to help you throughout your college search. The same counselor visiting your high school or representing Loyola at a college fair in your area is your contact and resource in Loyola’s office of undergraduate admission. We are here to support and guide you on your journey to becoming a Greyhound, so reach out today!

Please feel free to contact the admission counselor in your region with any questions or concerns at 410-617-5012—or directly at the numbers provided below. If you are interested in scheduling a visit, check out our visit page. Inquiries for transfer admission should be directed to transferadmission@loyola.edu. General inquiries should be directed to admission@loyola.edu.

Select your state, territory, or student type to find your counselor, or scroll down to browse through the directory.

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Eric Nichols he/him/his Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Jennifer H. Louden, M.A. '17 she/her/hers Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Admission

States

Alaska, Hawaii

Why Loyola?

Students at Loyola benefit from small classes, personalized attention, and their relationships with faculty. You will never feel like a number on Loyola's campus and the bonds you form with this community will last a lifetime.

What's your best piece of advice to an accepted student?

The stressful part is over and you made it! Enjoy this time of year. Be sure to visit as many schools as possible. It is the best way to decide if a school is for you. Don't be afraid to ask questions - college is an investment and you should feel free to ask away. Good luck and congratulations!

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he/him/his Director of Undergraduate Admission

States

Maine

What's your best piece of advice to a prospective student?

There are plenty of ways to get to know a school and get a feel for its campus if you aren’t able to visit. You can take a virtual tour, find the admission office on social media, explore your favorite major on the website, and always feel free to contact your admission representative if you have any questions—that’s what we’re here for!

What's it like to be part of a Jesuit community?

A Jesuit community provides you with the opportunity to be around people that truly care about how you are doing and want to see you do well. The people here believe in Loyola and its mission—it’s what makes this place feel so much like home.

What's your favorite part about Baltimore?

Baltimore is a city rich with history and culture. It has the tall glass buildings and downtown area of your typical city, but it also has the small, charming neighborhoods that make it so accessible. From the and restaurants of , to the quirky colors of , to the cobblestone streets of , to the in —this city was made to be explored.

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he/him/his Regional Recruitment Director

States

Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Why Loyola?

Loyola offers a phenomenal, Jesuit education in the city of Baltimore. Jesuits believe in educating the whole person so you’re not just going to be “book smart.” You will work with professors that are committed to your education, and interact with peers in smaller classroom settings. You will have the opportunity to study abroad, participate in hands-on research, and work with our Career Center to find the perfect job for you after graduation! Let’s not forget campus life! 81% of our students live on campus all four years so there is always something to do from midnight breakfast to an .

What I recommend during your stay in Baltimore

There are so many things to do and see in Baltimore! From visiting the , located in our , or cheering on the or , we have it all! If you are looking for a great spot for lunch, try – the crab is amazing! The city of Baltimore will keep you busy, so make sure you plan extra time to explore the city when you visit campus!

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she/her/hers Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

States

New York State (excluding New York City)

Why Loyola?

Loyola is more than simply an education but also an experience through the number of opportunities for connection within the campus community, as well as the greater-Baltimore community. You are not just a student in the classroom during your time here, but you also have the opportunity to grow as an individual through the experiences at your fingertips. This could range from kayaking on an Outdoor Adventure trip, tutoring students at a local school, or navigating the streets of a city abroad. You do not graduate in four years with just a fantastic Loyola education, but also a meaningful Loyola experience.

What’s it like to be part of a Jesuit community?

A Jesuit community is built on the idea of inclusivity and focus on how each individual can have a pivotal and positive impact. The Loyola community exemplifies this idea through its mission of cura personalis and an understanding that an education can be tailored to the individual and can be brought further into the world in a more wholistic way through hands-on experience and personal connection. Being a part of this community means being seen for one’s own worth, as well as have options for personal development and growth through education, reflection, and experience.

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she/her/hers Associate Director of Transfer Admission and Special Populations

Student Type

Transfer, Visiting, and Non-Degree Students

Why Loyola?

Being a part of Loyola means being a part of an incredibly welcoming and accepting community. Whether you are a student, faculty/staff member, or a visitor to campus, the positivity and warmth on campus is evident. There is a place to “fit in” for everyone here on this campus, and members of the community truly look out for each other… even if it is just a stranger smiling at you or holding the door. While I was not an undergraduate student at Loyola myself, I am so happy to be a Greyhound!

What's your best piece of advice for a prospective student?

When prospective students think about the college application process it can be overwhelming and become very stressful. But you are not alone! Current students, admissions counselors, and financial aid counselors are real people who genuinely want you to be happy and successful in your college search, even if you do not end up attending their college. Do not be afraid to ask questions, ask for help, and dig deeper when exploring colleges—and remember to focus on the positive and exciting aspects of the process as you are about to embark on an exciting new chapter of your life!

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he/him/his Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Regions

Montgomery County, MD and District of Columbia/Washington, D.C.

Why Loyola?

Of the many significant Jesuit teachings, Loyola focuses on one phrase in particular known as cura personalis — or "care for the whole person." At Loyola, faculty and staff are dedicated to the development of each student through mind, body, and spirit. Loyola’s Evergreen Campus allows students to learn and grow both inside and outside of the classroom, and prepares each student for careers and life in the 21st century and beyond!

What's your best piece of advice for a prospective student?

Start your journey now! Loyola offers a wide variety of ways to learn about our university. Whether you are a sophomore developing a foundation of your college search, or a senior ready to make their enrollment decision, Loyola has the event for you! All you have to do is ask!

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she/her/hers Assistant Director of Regional Recruitment

States

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas 
U.S. Territories & the Caribbean (including American Samoa; Guam; Puerto Rico; the Minor Outlying Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, & U.S. Virgin Islands)

What I recommend during your stay in Baltimore

Baltimore is such an amazing city! It has something for everyone whether you are a foodie, a sports fan, an arts lover, or a history buff. Maryland is known for crabs, so be sure to check out some of the many restaurants that serve crabs—it’s a Maryland rite of passage. If you’re looking for art, the , the , , and the are wonderful places to immerse yourself. As a history major myself, I enjoy walking on cobblestone streets and looking at the architecture of some of the old row houses. If you’re looking for live entertainment, you can catch a show at the or a concert at . There are many more things to do in Charm City, it’ll take you four years (or more!) to check everything off the list.

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he/him/his Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Maryland Counties

Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard, Prince George's, Saint Mary's

States

North Carolina, Virginia

Why Loyola?

Loyola provides an exciting environment to grow and explore. Loyola has a beautiful campus, a family- and community-oriented environment, and a safe place to learn with supportive faculty, staff, and students.

What is your best piece of advice for a prospective student?

My best advice to students is to get out of your comfort zone and explore. College is the time where you find yourself and figure out your interests. Get involved, do things you would not normally do, and have fun with any and everything you do!

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she/her/hers Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

States

Pennsylvania

New Jersey Counties

Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem

What is your favorite thing about Loyola?

I love that Loyola is truly focused on making your experience personalized and unique to you. You’ll have countless opportunities to pursue classes that interest you, join clubs and organizations that fit your interests, and look for internships that meet your specific career goals. No two students will have the exact same experience here at Loyola. On top of that, I also love how dedicated our professors are to making sure their students succeed both in and outside of the classroom. Our professors have your best interests in mind, and that is reflected in all that they do.

What is your best piece of advice for a prospective student?

I always encourage students to get on campus and visit as many schools as possible. This is the best way to help envision yourself on a college campus – seeing it in-person, having conversations with current students, and getting a sense of the overall feel of campus. If you’re not able to make it in-person, many schools will have virtual opportunities and workshops for you to explore. Whether you can check out a school in-person or through a virtual tour, it’s so important to get familiar with the schools you’re interested in and decide if it’s a good fit for you.

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she/her/hers Admission Counselor

Maryland Counties

Allegany, Baltimore City, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Washington

States

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, West Virginia

Why Loyola?

Loyola is a place where you have every opportunity to grow into the person you are meant to be. Whether that means your professional development through your classes or your social life through the vibrant clubs and organizations, Loyola helps you to discover what sets you apart and to develop the unique skills you have and the ones want to learn. You will find support every step of the way!

What's your best piece of advice for a prospective student?

Ask questions! Whether you have questions about what the application process is like, how certain courses or majors are structured, or what it feels like to be a student here at Loyola, there is someone ready with an answer for you. Reach out to your admission counselor, get connected with a professor in the major you are interested in, or chat with a current student about their experience when you visit campus. It’s the best way to make sure Loyola is the perfect fit and we are happy to answer whatever you need to know.

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she/her/hers Assistant Director of Regional Recruitment

States

Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Why Loyola?

When I stepped onto the Evergreen campus when looking at colleges, I immediately felt at home. I love the vibrancy that Baltimore has to offer, while also appreciating the traditional college feel of Loyola's campus. I wanted the community, I wanted the sports, and I found all of that and more. At Loyola, you constantly feel supported. Whether you’re in the classroom, in your residence hall, or like me and on the lacrosse field, you’re surrounded by people who want the best for you.

What’s it like to be part of the Jesuit community?

For me, being part of the Jesuit community can only be described in one word: welcoming. At Loyola, your education is constantly being molded by the Jesuit value of cura personalis — care for the whole person. That way you graduate not only with the skills to be successful in your career but to be successful in life, too. No matter your background, you'll be able to find a home and feel the support and care of the Jesuit community.

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she/her/hers Director of International Admission

International Students
U.S. Citizens Abroad

Why Loyola?

Founded in 1852, Loyola has a long history of academic excellence. Students who attend will be challenged intellectually and encouraged to build a worldview that will guide their actions long after they graduate – here, students are not told what to think, but rather taught how to think critically, create a system of values, and how to apply these values in their daily life. This educational philosophy is embodied in our motto “Strong Truths Well Lived.” The goal of a Loyola education is to prepare students not only for a career, but to equip our students for life.

What's your favorite thing about Loyola?

Loyola has a gorgeous, calm campus located less than an hour from D.C. that provides a great environment for study, and the fact that most students live on campus for their full degree program means that international students who attend will get a really authentic, traditional residential U.S. college experience. With stellar educational offerings, modern facilities, and fantastic placement after graduation, Loyola has a lot to offer students from all over the world!

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she/her/hers Admission Counselor

Maryland Counties

Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worchester

States

Delaware

Why Loyola?

The size of campus is a great way for students to form genuine connections with their peers, while also having the opportunity to meet someone new every day. With smaller class sizes, students have the chance to get to know their professors and form long-lasting relationships that will aid students in their future career search. This tight-knit community makes Loyola a great place to be! 

What’s your best piece of advice for a prospective student? 

You don’t have to have your whole life planned out right now! It’s completely okay if you don’t know what kind of job you want in the future. Trying new classes and clubs is a great way to discover where your passions lie. And don’t be afraid to ask questions! The college application process can be very stressful, but everyone on your journey is more than happy to help. Reach out to your admission counselor, professors, and even current students to learn more about your possible major and the campus community.

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she/her/hers Assistant Director of Regional Recruitment

New York Regions

New York City

New Jersey Counties

Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren

What is your favorite thing about Loyola?

I love the community vibe that you feel throughout the school. It permeates from the staff, faculty, students, and through the community. Everyone seems so genuine and eager to help you out, and it truly feels like they’re dedicated to making it as inclusive as possible.

What is your best piece of advice for a prospective student?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, manage your time wisely, and utilize the tools available to you. When you prepare yourself for your future, you are setting yourself up for success. Regardless of where you are on your college process, there are admission representatives available to help you every step of the way—reach out!