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Loyola University Chicago

Bachelor's programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)



  • Acquired in 1906. State of Illinois issued charter that founded Loyola University Chicago in 1909
  • Serves as main residential and undergraduate campus; home to more than 3,000 students, and set along the shores of Lake Michigan


Loyola provides a Core Curriculum grounded in the liberal arts—a curriculum that encourages students to think critically, to express themselves clearly, and to discover meaning and purpose in life. The Core provides students with a well-rounded education while also giving them a chance to explore new interests


The Career Development Center at Loyola University Chicago is reaching out to its alumni who have been affected by the recent waves of workforce reduction. The current job market is extremely competitive, impacting countless professionals from every industry.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
501 100
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
801 -50
751 50
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
817 -78
739 -95
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Student services

Loyola students take advantage of many academic opportunities in Chicago, including:

  • Three Chicago area campuses: Lake Shore, Water Tower, and Health Sciences
  • Research and fieldwork opportunities at many major local institutions, including the Lincoln Park Zoo, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Chicago Public Schools, and more
  • A diverse cultural and economical environment that enhances the Loyola community's global sophistication.

Housing services

Whether you live on campus or off, youre sure to find a home away from home at Loyola. And with two campuses in the city, youre never more than a few steps away from all the great things Chicago has to offer.

Library services

The Loyola University Libraries facilitate the pursuit of knowledge and creativity through user-focused services and collections in an inviting, collaborative, and innovative learning environment.

ICT services

Information Technology Services serves as a partner and leader for technology needs and initiatives to enhance learning, teaching, research, and operations for Loyola University Chicago, higher education, and technology communities. 

Student Life

Campus life

Home to more than 40 buildings, including the 45,000-square-foot Joseph J. Gentile Arena; the Michael R. and Marilyn Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center; Cudahy Library, the main University library; the Information Commons, a 72,000-square-foot, environmentally friendly annex to Cudahy Library that is Silver Level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified; the Silver Level LEED-certified Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics; 

Sports facilities

The Strength and Conditioning program at the Loyola University Chicago is a comprehensive system incorporating all aspects of athletic performance including strength development, injury prevention and nutrition. Our program is a long-term process involving the improvement of the fundamental physical qualities and skills that are necessary for competition. In short, Loyola Strength creates a transformative environment to build the complete athlete and prepare them to lead extraordinary lives.

Student clubs

Student Life and Engagement (SLE) consists of many departments and programs, such as student diversity, conduct, leadership, organizations, greek life, off-campus life, and ((dop)) (to name a few!) aimed at furthering the Division's mission of "offering programs and initiatives that aspire to provide leadership, support, and service to students."If you are looking for the offices at Loyola that ensure our campus is a vibrant, diverse, engaging, and fun place to learn and develop, then chances are you will find them among the offices of SLE!


  • The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and was first accredited in 1921.
  • In addition to comprehensive, institutional accreditation, specialized accreditors evaluate particular units, schools, or programs within an institution.

Student Reviews

Great education and international experiences!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

In my own experience and talking specifically about my career, I would say that Universidad Loyola Andalucia provides a wider variety of subjects than any other university in Spain for someone who wants to cover all communications areas (PR, advertising, journalism, corporative, media...) since it allows you to choose two different paths inside the degree. Loyola is great...

Satisfying and necessary.
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

First of all, I am currently studying this double degree. But my university helps me to find thw way to serve the world. My marks are very good and, thanks to this field of study, I have discovered my vocation.

Searching excellence
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great jesuist university with an extraordinary sense of internationalization and academic excellence.

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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