Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,072
  • Type
    Private, Religious
  • Religion
    Catholic
  • Reviews
    171 3.9
  • Ranking

Loyola Academy is a private Catholic school in Wilmette, Illinois. It has 2,072 students in grades 9-12. There have been 171 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1100 Laramie Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 920-2402

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 171 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Loyola is a rigorous and challenging school for intelligent youth. Although it may lack diversity, it compensates for that with excellence in academics, sports, and liberal arts.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Academics at Loyola are very strong thanks to great teachers and a good staff. However with my class it felt as though it was divided between the suburb kids and the city kids. Therefore hanging out on the weekends was very difficult because of distances between houses.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The guidance department at Loyola is really strong. We are required to see our councillors twice a week in a classroom setting, and so when they write letters of recommendation for us, they actually know us very well. In this class with the councillors, we usually cover topics like mental health, bullying and college. Attendance and tardy JUGs usually depend on the teacher.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There is a lot of focus on the athletic department at Loyola, and so joining clubs isn't as popular or encouraged. From what I've seen, the cultural clubs usually get the most attention, and a lot of the other clubs I've never even heard of.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love Loyola, and highly recommend it to anyone. Only thing to consider is the lack of diversity at Loyola. But it's a private, Jesuit school in a mostly white, Irish Catholic neighborhood so keep that in mind.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Fenwick High School 14 mi. 1,220
4.33 The Latin School of Chicago 14 mi. 1,043
3.66 St. Ignatius College Preparatory School 16 mi. 1,378
3.00 De La Salle Institute - Institute Campus 19 mi. 1,108
3.00 Carmel Catholic High School 17 mi. 1,364

Around Loyola Academy

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Male 53%
Female 46%

Student Diversity

Loyola Academy United States Carmel Catholic High School De La Salle Institute - Institute Campus Fenwick High School St. Ignatius College Preparatory School The Latin School of Chicago
White 77.0% 51.0% 86.0% 27.0% 82.0% 67.0% 70.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0% 10.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 25.0% 3.0% 35.0% 8.0% 14.0% 4.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 3.0% 34.0% 4.0% 9.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 4.0% 9.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 24.3%
Grade 10 25.4%
Grade 11 25.9%
Grade 12 24.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 61% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 22% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 32% Activities you can get involved in
  • 21% Cookies
  • 18% You can always find help
  • 14% Retreaats
  • 11% Everything
  • 4% Kairos

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 33% No diversity, too strict, bad food
  • 27% Activities may not be all that inclusive
  • 27% Too much technology, distracting
  • 7% Building is too big
  • 7% Little diversity

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 40% Involved Alumni
  • 40% Students and teachers who care and want the best u
  • 13% Elitist attitude
  • 7% Jesuit School

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 71% Men and women for others. making the world better
  • 21% Its worth it
  • 7% Stressful

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 47% Have a open mind and get involved
  • 41% Lots of preppy people
  • 12% Find a club or sports team to join early

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.