How are re-applicants viewed by LUC and what do they need to do to be successful the second time around?
We have no opinion either way about reapplicants. Candidates should review their application in relation to the class that enrolled to ascertain if there are factors within their control that they can improve upon – new LSAT, better letters of recommendation, better essays, etc.
Does your staff re-examine their previous application(s)?
Each year LUC receives a certain number of transfer applicants. What advice would you like to give to these applicants?
Transfer admission is highly competitive. The number of candidates admitted is also very limited. If the applicant is not in the top 20% of their class, chances for admission are greatly reduced.
Describe how the financial aid process works and what admitted students can expect in terms of scholarships, assistantships, and loan guarantees.
All applicants need to file the FAFSA for consideration for need based, and some of our scholarships. Academic “Honors-at-Entrance” scholarships are based upon recommendation of the Faculty Committee on Admission at the time the file is read.
The only guaranteed funding is the Stafford Loan for those individuals who do not default on previous Federal loans. The average need-based grant is about $3,000, and the average scholarship is $6,000. We have a number of specialized scholarships for both entering and upperclass students which require a separate application. These applications are on our website.
How helpful do applicants generally find a campus visit?
It helps to ascertain if the atmosphere and environment of the law school fits their needs.
Do you have any special instructions or advice for applicants who wish to visit the LUC campus?
We offer daily tours at noon Monday through Friday. We do recommend that individuals call around holidays to confirm the tours will be offered. On most Fridays, we also offer Information Sessions for prospective applicants. Again, calling ahead is advised.
Can you briefly describe the housing situation for your students?
We do not have on campus housing. We do provide a housing guide for deposited students, and coordinate a roommate network.
What distinguishes Loyola University Chicago School of Law and its students?
As a Jesuit school, located in a major city, the opportunity and encouragement of participating in the daily life of the city is available. Many of our students volunteer their time and talents in agencies and organizations commencing in their first year. Nearly 25% of our students practice law in public service or public interest upon graduation, again reinforcing the Jesuit concept of commitment to man and society. We also have the smallest entering class of the Chicago area law schools, which enhances the community spirit of the school.