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 2021 is 17,498 students, 11,819 of whom are undergraduates
  • Our freshman class comes from 47 states and 68 foreign countries
  • Approximately 45 percent of our incoming class are students of color
  • Loyola offers more than 170 student clubs and organizations to join

Our Faculty

  • 14:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 92% of faculty hold the highest degree in their field

Our Academic Programs

Loyola is home to 15 schools, colleges, and institutes:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
  • Quinlan School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental Sustainability
  • Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
  • The Graduate School
  • School of Law
  • Stritch School of Medicine
  • Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
  • Institute of Pastoral Studies
  • Institute for Racial Justice

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


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