Loyola University Chicago

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At a Glance

Information in this page was last updated in October 2018.

Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, President

  • Total enrollment: 17,007
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 170+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only 8 percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter
  • Undergraduate tuition (full-time entering fall 2018): $42,720 (for admits from 2015 and after)

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and it is home to 14 schools, colleges, and institutes: Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Loyola also features course locations in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois; and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the top "national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Lake Shore Campus – 1032 W. Sheridan Road

  • Acquired in 1906; State of Illinois issued charter that founded Loyola University Chicago in 1909

  • Sits along the shores of Lake Michigan; serves as main residential and undergraduate campus and home to more than 4,000 students

  • 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; Cuneo Hall, a Gold Level LEED-certified building that is one of the most innovative and energy conscious buildings in the Midwest; the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, a state-of-the-art, Gold Level LEED-certified institute facility that features an adjoining residence hall, greenhouse, aquaponics facilities, biodiesel lab, collaborative research labs, and the largest geothermal facility in the Chicago region; and the Arnold J. Damen, S.J., Student Center, an over 100,000-square-foot, Silver Level LEED-certified structure providing students with dedicated space to build community and encourage co-curricular engagement on campus

  • Site of Mundelein Center, a national historic landmark, and the home of a multipurpose fine arts and theatre programming center, including The Newhart Family Theatre 

  • Location of the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest of the University’s 14 school, colleges, and institutes; the Graduate School, offering master’s and doctoral degree programs in a variety of areas; and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the first accredited collegiate nursing school in Illinois

Water Tower Campus – 820 N. Michigan Avenue

  • Established in 1946, located just off Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s famed “Magnificent Mile”

  • Downtown location offers invaluable access to internships, careers, and networking opportunities with locally and nationally recognized Fortune 500 companies

  • Host to a majority of graduate-level classes, along with some undergraduate classes and two-year associate’s degree courses  

  • Home to the Quinlan School of Business, School of Education, Corboy Law Center, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Social Work, School of Communication, Institute of Pastoral Studies, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago

  • Houses Office of the President, along with other key University administrative offices

  • Site of the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) and the University’s historic Lewis Towers

  • Location of Loyola’s only downtown residence hall, the Rev. Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Residence Hall and Terry Student Center

Health Sciences Campus – 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, Illinois

  • Established in 1962 as the medical ‌center campus; renamed the Health Sciences Campus in 2011 after the consolidation of Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health

  • Home to the Health Sciences Division, which includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, The Graduate School biomedical programs, and several research institutes and centers

  • Location of the Gold Level LEED-certified Center for Translational Research and Education and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center where more than 500 researchers, staff, and students collaborate

  • Host to more than 600 medical students and majority of health sciences graduate-level classes, including those in public health and bioethics

  • Adjacent to the Loyola University Medical Center, a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Center, Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Oral Health Center

John Felice Rome Center – Via Massimi 114/A, Rome, Italy

  • Established in 1962

  • Provides more than 500 students a year with the cultural advantages of studying abroad, making it one of the largest centers in Western Europe for international education in the arts and sciences

  • Students live and study on five-acre campus on Via Massimi in Monte Mario, four miles from downtown Rome

  • Alma mater of more than 15,000 alumni worldwide