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Loyola University Chicago

3.8 out of 5 (12 ratings / 11 reviews) Evanston, Illinois, United States
Shaped by our city and Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an unmatched educational experience. We come from all faiths and backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

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


Office of Research Services (ORS)

  • The ORS assists faculty and students at the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses with externally funded research, training, and public service projects.


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

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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

We are very proud of our campuses and would love to have you visit to get a sense of what it is really like to be at Loyola University Chicago

  • Lake Shore Campus
  • Water Tower Campus
  • Health Sciences Campus
  • Retreat & Ecology Campus
  • Cuneo Mansion & Gardens

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

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

In my degree, I learnt a lot of thins about communication, journalism, advertising... But, honestly I really love the world of the creative advertising. I have worked with differents companies as Reebok or RENFE doing advertising campaigns. I think that I still have to learn a lot about these topics, so I would like to some activities related with then.

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Very lacking in what it does for students, there isn’t a sense of community, they’re extremely poor at communicating school events. Quality of the school is mediocre.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My college was ranked second by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development under the college category in 2017. As for as Arts are concerned, the college deserves the name. But for sciences, the college is not fair enough and needs to improvise a lot. The experimentations are outdated and teaching faculties are very poor. The students are mostly on their own to track...

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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