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Loyola College in Maryland

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Loyola College in Maryland, formerly Loyola College, is a private, coeducational university in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Founded in 1852 by Father John Early and eight other members of the Society of Jesus, Loyola College in Maryland is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The school prides itself on its Ignatian heritage, commitment to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Jesuit order, and belief in liberal education that develops the whole person. Loyola became coeducational in 1971, following a merger with Mount Saint Agnes College, a neighboring women's college.

Loyola College is the first college in the United States to bear the name of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. In a 1990s agreement, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities gave exclusive branding rights to Loyola University Chicago to call itself Loyola University. Loyola College had to change its name to Loyola College in Maryland to avoid confusion in branding. The school's community has so far decided to retain the word college in its name despite having sufficient range to lay claim to the term university (see College for a discussion of the distinction between the two terms in American usage).


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