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
The Quinlan School of Business empowered me to feel capable about entering my future career.

Emily Kate Marticello

Quinlan School of Business


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