School Profile

Loyola High School of Los Angeles, founded in 1865, is an all-male, four-year, academically rigorous, Catholic college preparatory school run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). One hundred percent of Loyola’s graduates go on to either college or university.

Current enrollment is 1210, including a senior class of 293.


Loyola’s 114 faculty, administrators and counselors all hold professional degrees. Among these educators, 84 have master’s degrees and nine have doctoral degrees.

Accreditation and Memberships

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Western Catholic Educational Association, Jesuit Schools Network, National Catholic Education Association, the College Board, NACAC and WACAC.

School Community

Located near downtown Los Angeles, Loyola draws students from over 200 zip codes. Admission is by entrance examination, recommendations and elementary school grades. Typically, 130 elementary schools, public and private, are represented in a freshman class drawn from an applicant pool representing over 240 schools. Approximately 45 percent of those who apply are enrolled.

A central part of Loyola’s Jesuit Catholic mission is to provide a quality and affordable education. The Jesuit faculty contribution, endowment, financial aid, fund-raising programs and generosity of our donors enable Loyola to attract students from a wide variety of economic and social backgrounds. Forty-six percent of the students are Latino, Asian-Pacific or African-American. Loyola’s community is distinguished and enriched by its extensive social, economic and ethnic diversity.

Curriculum and Course Catalogue

The core program required of all students includes:

  • Eight semesters of English
  • Eight semesters of theology
  • Six semesters each of mathematics, foreign language, science and social science
  • Two semesters each of fine arts and health/PE

One hundred and forty hours of community service are required (12 hours, freshman year; 50 hours, sophomore and junior years; and a 78-hour immersion program, senior year).

Beyond Loyola: The Class of 2017

Loyola’s 307 seniors applied to 329 different colleges and enrolled at 114 institutions of higher learning. Here are some quick facts on where they are thriving today:

  • Ivy league colleges and universities welcomed Loyola scholars to the Class of 2021. They are Brown University (2); Columbia University (7); Cornell University (1); Dartmouth College (1); Harvard University (1); Princeton University (1); University of Pennsylvania (4); and Yale University (3).
  • Twenty-five percent of the Class of 2017 went on to the nation’s top Jesuit colleges. They are now attending: Boston College (1); College of the Holy Cross (1); Creighton University (3); Fordham University (8); Georgetown University (7); Gonzaga University (4); Loyola Marymount University (12); Loyola University, Chicago (9); Loyola University, New Orleans (3); Santa Clara University (22); and University of San Francisco (7).
  • Four students are attending the nation’s service academies: United States Air Force Academy (2); United States Military Academy, West Point (1); and the United States Naval Academy (1).
  • The top 10 schools that Loyola students are enrolled at: Columbia University; Fordham University; Georgetown University; Loyola Marymount University; Loyola University, Chicago; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Southern California; Santa Clara University; and Southern Methodist University.