When applying to college, many students think of going to a large out-of-state school. I decided to keep my education not only local but also Catholic. Throughout my educational career I attended Catholic institutions. I chose Loyola to further my Catholic faith and be surrounded by a familial atmosphere. Since I have family and friends who are alumni, I know firsthand the type of success Loyola prepares students for. There is something invaluable about seeing familiar faces every day here at Loyola. Being a smaller campus with a small student body provides for a more personal learning experience. The faculty know me by name and are there to assist students in any way possible.