Jesuit Education

Overview

We are Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University

—a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. We are guided by a simple promise: to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives.

We believe that the real measure of our Jesuit universities lies in who our students become, so we engage them with real-world problems and promote social justice through academic and service-learning opportunities. A Jesuit education strives to seek the truth. Our students have an educated awareness of society and culture, a sense of being interrelated and interconnected, and a commitment to act for the rights of others, especially the disadvantaged and the oppressed.

Our Ignatian heritage is the living legacy of Ignatius Loyola. It is a rich heritage of faith and a profound commitment to the poor and to issues of social responsibility and justice. Ignatius believed that it is imperative to act upon what is learned—to use our values in service to humanity. We are called to make a difference as “persons for others.”‌

Shaped by our city and Jesuit traditions, Loyola offers students an unmatched educational experience. We come from all faiths and backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

At Loyola, you will have encounters both inside and outside the classroom that will open you up to all sorts of new horizons. You will become women and men of action.

Father Thomas Regan, S.J.

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

98%

of Loyola graduates were employed or pursuing graduate school within three months of commencement

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