Since its founding in 1852, Loyola University Maryland’s time-tested, distinctly taught Jesuit education has been giving students the tools and developing the traits they will need to learn, lead, and serve in our diverse and ever-changing world. Loyola is everything a Catholic, Jesuit education should be: rigorous, values-oriented, communal, and spiritually uplifting. Loyola affords students a transformative experience that allows them to embrace new perspectives, develop critical thinking skills, and become their very best selves: knowledgeable, capable, confident, and committed to changing lives–others’ and their own. Our students graduate ready to meet the complex demands of today and to anticipate and adapt to the needs of tomorrow, which is why 95% of graduates are employed or in graduate or professional school within six to nine months after receiving their diplomas. Ranked in the top 2% for economic value added to their mid-career salary by the Brookings Institution, Loyola graduates can attest to the promise of a Loyola degree–and to the power of a Loyola education, as they lead and effect meaningful change in sectors and cities around the globe.
For over forty years, Loyola Rugby has benefitted from a rich history of both regional and national success. As the oldest club at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), the team has made strides towards building the school’s reputation for rugby—appearing most notably in the 17/18 season’s National Championship game and finishing number four in the United States.
Loyola Rugby fields a national championship appearing 15’s team and a reserve squad, in addition to an Olympic 7’s program. The team also benefits from the Sean Lugano Memorial Field, their state-of-the-art home rugby pitch dedicated to an All-American Loyola Rugby player who passed away in the September 11 attacks. The field sports a temporary bubble roof, allowing for team practices in all weather.
Other recent team accolades include the 2016 Potomac Rugby Conference Championship, 2016 Mid-Atlantic Championship, 2017 NSCRO Sweet Sixteen, 2017 NSCO Elite 8, 2018 NSCRO Sweet Sixteen, 2018 NSCRO Final Four, 2018 Four Leaf Fifteens Championship, and most recently the 2019 CRC National Rugby 7’s Tournament in Philadelphia, PA.
Tuition and Fees: $49,085
Room and Board: $14,430
Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,104
Student to Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Admissions Deadline: January 15
Test Scores Due: Test Optional
Avg High School GPA: 3.42
SAT Requirements: 1160-1340
ACT Requirements: 25-29
Men’s Head Coach:Matt Cipriano – firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Loyola-University-Maryland-Rugby-Football-Club-128636990510509/
Information edited from Loyola University Maryland website, CollegeData.com, and US News & World Report. All images from Loyola University Maryland Men’s Rugby.