Loyola at a Glance

Our University community embraces diversity, encourages personal development, aspires to excellence, and engages the world as global citizens.

Honors and Rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report
    Top university
    No. 57 part-time MBA program (Quinlan School of Business)
    One of the Best Nursing Schools in the Nation (Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing)

  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Among the only 8% of U.S. colleges and universities with a chapter of this honor society

  • Carnegie Foundation
    Recognized for community service and engagement

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
    Recognized for community service and engagement

  • Sierra Club
    37th Greenest College ("Cool Schools") in U.S.

Our Campuses and Centers

Loyola University Chicago has four campuses

  • Lake Shore Campus
  • Water Tower Campus
  • Health Sciences Campus
  • John Felice Rome Center in Italy

Our Students

  • Total enrollment in 2017 is 16,673 students, 11,420 of whom are undergraduates
  • Our student body comes from 50 states and 82 foreign countries
  • Approximately 39 percent of our student body are students of color
  • Loyola offers more than 200 student clubs and organizations to join
  • More than 30 percent of students study abroad
  • More than 20 percent of students enrolled in academic internship courses received compensation for their work

Our Faculty

  • 14:1 student-faculty ratio
  • More than 600 full-time faculty members

Our Academic Programs

Loyola is home to 13 schools, colleges, and institutes:

  • College of Arts and Science
  • Quinlan School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education
  • Graduate Studies
  • School of Law
  • Stritch School of Medicine
  • Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Social Work
  • Institute of Environmental Sustainability
  • Institute of Pastoral Studies
  • Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago

The University offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 80 minors, and more than 140 graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs.

Our 2018 Freshman Class

  • 2,774 freshmen from 47 states and 57 foreign countries
  • 61% Roman Catholic; 39% Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, or other religious affiliation
  • 43% identify as students of color
  • 3.78 average GPA
  • ACT middle 50%: 25-30 composite
  • SAT middle 50% verbal: 570-660
  • SAT middle 50% math: 550-650
  • 98% of freshmen received need-based financial assistance
  • 97% of freshmen received institutional grants and scholarships
  • Average financial aid package: $27,250

Our Alumni

  • The Rambler Alumni Nation is 150,000 strong
  • More than 82,000 alumni live in the Chicago area


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