College Senior 2013-12-08T21:46:04Z
On-Campus housing. Everyone goes through it. Some of the dorms are older, but there are at least three newly built/ renovated buildings on campus meant to house students. It's luck of the draw, though, as some residences are definitely nicer than others, and some are closer to the center of campus than others. Each has its own charm.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:43:18Z
Greek Life is rapidly growing on campus. Greek Life's presence is greatest felt during their philanthropy events and Rush events. Greek Life around the country has a negative stereotype, but the Greek organizations on Loyola's campus are far from stereotypical. Each organization is dedicated to their philanthropy and Fraternity/Sorority ideals and are gradually moving away from the "Us vs. Them" mentality with students who decide not to rush a Greek organization. I expect Greek Life to continue to grow in the near future, both in numbers and popularity on campus.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:36:16Z
You should be able to get anywhere you need to get to within Chicago city limits for practically no cost. There are always certain downsides to taking public transit, however, as some of the strangest people tend to congregate on the Redline El.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:34:39Z
Drinking in the dorms is fairly limited, and dorm parties are terrible, but with the amount of upperclassmen and off-campus housing, you would have to live your whole life in your dorm room to not come across alcohol.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:32:59Z
Several of the varsity teams are actually competitive within their conferences, but the majority are uneventful to watch. Club sports is a huge presence on campus, but the funding is far below par. While varsity athletes have the benefit of a state of the art gym, with new equipment, trainers, and better availability, non-varsity athletes share a run-down athletic center with far too few machines, far not enough space, and far too old equipment. Club have limited space on campus, as well, as there is no outdoor athletic field, tennis courts, or swimming pool on campus
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:26:59Z
Late spring through early fall are pretty enjoyable. Winter... winter can be tough with the cold air and the sometimes gale-force wind.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:26:11Z
I do not understand why people would every complain about the food here. There are three different dining halls, in addition to a food court, and three smaller cafes/ markets. One dining hall is even dedicated to "Make your Own" style where you can get pizza, pasta, deli sandwiches, and grilled sandwiches JUST the way want them.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:24:03Z
I have not had an internship for psychology, but have participated in research with a graduate student. This was a great experience as it taught me some of the behind the scenes preparation and thought that go into successful psychology research.
I had an internship over the summer as a Financial Representative. It was not set up because of a class here, but mainly because one of my friends had an internship as a recruiter. Great experience, but found out that the financial sector is not my calling.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:24:03Z
I have enjoyed practically EVERY psychology class I have ever taken here at Loyola. I am also an Economics Major, however, and the selection for elective classes is poor.
If I could go back an repeat, I would concentrate more on psychology and explore the neurobiology behind it.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:18:00Z
The best social activity takes place away from campus, but there are still several option on or nearby campus.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:16:05Z
Health & Safety:
There is a definite area on campus that has a "campus" feel to it where I generally feel safer. Outside of that area, however, the security presence feels lesser, as this can be accessed by just about anyone who is willing to walk in the area. Several block north of campus there have been reports of gang activity. This does not usually interfere with any students, but it is definitely a cause for concern late at night.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:13:07Z
Not only is it less expensive to live off campus, but you can actually live with people you want, you get more space per person, there are better amenities, and plenty of more freedom. On-campus housing is WAY too expensive for what it is.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:11:38Z
There are a few local bars within walking distance of campus that are generally popular and inexpensive (thereby increasing popularity). However, there are many many many options throughout the entirety of the city of Chicago that undergrads go to (seemingly 4 nights per week). Wrigleyville is by far one of the most popular areas.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:08:52Z
The further West away from campus you travel, the more ethnic food you find. Even directly off campus, we benefit from 5 or 6 different fast food chains, and some local asian, mexican, italian cuisines. There are also two late-night greasy restaurants open for those looking to fulfill some intoxicated hunger pains.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:06:30Z
I, thankfully, received a little bit of scholarship money because of my GPA at my school before I transferred, but wish I had received more. I got $3,500 per semester (which is a lot of money, don't get me wrong), but it was for having over a 3.0 GPA at my old school, which was definitely a LOT harder academically than this school.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:04:17Z
I understand the need for campus police to sometimes bust a party or two, but I sometimes believe they get a power rush out of doing it and enjoy it way too much. RAs and campus security have strict codes which they follow if a person is too publicly intoxicated which upsets many students (especially the ones getting in trouble), but it is mostly necessary.
College Senior 2013-12-08T21:00:13Z
If you do not 100% absolutely love your school, then you obviously have doubts that you chose the wrong place. I, like 99% of the rest of college students wish there was something I could go back and either do differently or do the same, but at a different school. I'm actually a transfer student already, so I have already uprooted myself once, but think that had I come here as a Freshman, I would have had similar desires to leave. The "CORE" (GenEds) are comprehensive, yes, but can take up too much time to complete. And the Registrar, though they accepted my transfer credits, did not apply all of them to my majors (psychology and economics) or to my completion of the Core Classes.
College Senior 2013-12-08T20:52:11Z
The school has several computer labs throughout campus in different buildings, some with PCs and others with Mac Computers. Printing can get a little pricey at $0.07 / page, but is probably a necessary cost for a large school in the city. Network is average speed, but will disconnect on occasion, like most networks. I highly, highly, highly recommend having your own personal computer to work on.
College Junior 2013-12-03T21:46:07Z
Loyola is not known as a party school and it upholds that reputation, being in the city it is difficult to have a big party. Transportation is convenient.
College Junior 2013-12-03T21:44:09Z
Loyola has a free shuttle which is very convenient. In addition, a public transportation pass is worked into tuition which is extremely useful. The cost is average for a big city. Long distance transportation is made easy because of being in a city.
College Junior 2013-12-03T21:41:44Z
The weather is unpredictable but all 4 seasons are present which is nice. There is a beach on campus which is great for summer
College Junior 2013-12-03T21:41:14Z
Going to college in Chicago is the best decision I have made. It is great to have everything in close proximity. There are several surrounding schools that a lot of people interact with. The local attitude is accepting of students. Although it is not the safest location, other aspects make up for that.
College Junior 2013-12-03T21:40:07Z
The dining facilities have gotten better as my college career has progressed. There are several options but the majority are not healthy or organic. Also there are not many vegetarian options
College Junior 2013-12-03T21:39:01Z
The policies at school are enforced not only by campus police, but Chicago police and residence hall staff as well. It is not very strict but it is also not looked over. I think it is a good system.
College Junior 2013-12-03T21:36:14Z
The parking garage is nice although it is a bit pricey
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